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Literacy and Language Product Samples

For more information, e-mail reading@esc4.net or call 713.744.4457.  Follow the links below for additional resources.

 

Early Literacy English Learners Workshops

 


 

READING AND WRITING LEARNING PROGRESSIONS
Need a way to spot potential student learning gaps?

Reading comprehension and written composition are reciprocal processes. Explicit instruction that integrates reading and writing supports an enhanced literacy experience. Each of these skills develop through a learning progression taught in first-time instruction or revisited through intervention.

 

Region 4 offers these two guidebooks to help teachers identify where their students are in the continuum of reading and writing. And, importantly, these guidebooks provide information on where teachers should take their instruction to help students progress positively along that continuum. Download a flyer for these resources here.

 

 

Reading Guidebook: Pathways to Reading Comprehension

This resource is a guidebook for reading, with a focus on students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Developed to be concise and compact, Pathways to Reading Comprehension provides teachers easy-to-use instructional targets in the areas of phonological awareness, word analysis, levels of fluency, facets of vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Each section features a continuum on the development of the skill, which provides guidance on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective reading comprehension. A set of 5 guidebooks is available for $20. ORDER ONLINE

 

FREE On-Demand SessionUsing Pathways to Reading Comprehension to Accelerate and Differentiate Reading Instruction
Pathways to Reading Comprehension outlines the developmental continuums of phonological awareness, word analysis, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension that make up effective reading comprehension. This short training offers educators a snapshot into how to use the continuums in the booklet to accelerate and/or differentiate reading instruction for their learners. Register for the FREE on-demand session here.

 
Writing Guidebook: Written Composition in Motion
This teacher guidebook can be used to determine instruction and intervention targets when working with students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. The areas covered in this resource include mechanics/handwriting, word study, levels of fluency, facets of vocabulary, composition, and conventions. This resource provides a continuum on the development of each skill, which guides the educator on where to begin instruction and how to build toward effective written composition. A set of 5 guidebooks is available for $25. Order Set  |  Order Single
 
FREE On-Demand SessionUsing Written Composition in Motion to Accelerate and/or Differentiate Writing Instruction
Producing effective written expression requires instruction in many interwoven skills. Written Composition in Motion is a guide that identifies the continuums of these skills. This short training offers educators a snapshot into the continuums of handwriting, word study, writing fluency, vocabulary, composition, and conventions and how to use student's writing to identify where they are along the continuums in order to provide instruction. Register for this FREE on-demand session here.
 

 

SHOW ME HOW, GRADES 3-5: POETRY
Deepen understanding of poetry through reading and writing.

This resource focuses on connecting the interrelated roles of reading and writing in poetry. Teachers will use poetry as mentor texts to teach strategies and skills that students apply in their reading and writing. The sessions follow the gradual release of responsibility framework in the context of a reading and writing workshop environment. Sessions are divided into units that teachers can use as a starting point or complete unit of study. $125.  
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STELLAR: STAAR®​ TECHNIQUES TO ENGAGE LEARNERS IN LITERACY AND ACADEMIC RIGOR
STAAR preparation series for reading and English end-of-course assessments.

This resource incorporates multigenre pieces, thematically linked to seamlessly align to the STAAR platform for assessments. Each module is creatively crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, speaking, and study skills. STELLAR provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and gifted and talented students and includes summative and formative assessment options and suggestions for extensions that support authentic literacy experiences. Available for grades 4–8 and English I–III. $50 per grade level.  ORDER ONLINE  | Samples  

 


 

STELLAR ESSAY WRITING

Explore multigenre modules linked to seamlessly align with high school writing assessments.
Modules are crafted to inspire inquiry, discussion, and ongoing reflection, offering added-value enrichments through technology, research, listening, and speaking. STELLAR Essay Writing provides relevant scaffolding options for diverse learners and includes suggestions for extensions that support authentic writing experiences.$100 per copy.  ORDER ONLINE |  Download a sample

 


 

DECONSTRUCTING COGNITIVE COMPLEXITY IN THE READING/LANGUAGE ARTS CURRICULUM: INFORMATIONAL GUIDE
Unwrap the TEKS for planning lessons that meet the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum.

Learn how to critically analyze a standard to determine the skills, reasoning, and strategic thinking necessary for students to achieve mastery of an expectation through practical examples and step-by-step instructions. This information will help educators better understand the standards beyond “the verb” to help students achieve the cognitive demands of the reading/language arts curriculum. Set of 5 for $25.  ORDER ONLINE

 


 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND WRITING TEKS CHARTS
TEKS at a glance: Time-saving Texas curriculum tool

Each TEKS Chart is a foldout with prepunched holes that fit into a three-ring binder. All of the English language arts/reading TEKS for K–8, English I–IV, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and English Language Development and Acquisition (ELDA) are captured in their own charts. These charts can be used to highlight TEKS by unit or reporting category or to easily examine vertical alignment. Grade levels available: kindergarten–grade 8, English I–IV, ESOL I–II, and ELDA. Set of 10 for $20.

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