Every student is unique. As students enter middle school and high school, they will be expected to read increasingly complex texts. Have your students’ skills kept up with the increasing demands of the grade-level expectations or are they at risk of falling further behind? Do you need the tools to help reach the needs of the skill diversity of your students?
While most middle and high school students have achieved automaticity in word recognition, many lag significantly behind in language comprehension. Research-based, Connections: English Language Arts focuses on closing this language comprehension gap through scaffolded learning tasks using complex texts.
Close reading and targeted skills instruction with scaffolded support is the heart of the Connections: English Language Arts instructional design. As students read, discuss, analyze, and respond to these on-level, high-interest texts, they learn step-by-step how to unlock meaning in great literature. Through multiple reads, students use skilled reading strategies to move from the “what” of the literary piece (main ideas,details), to the “how” (author’s craft), and the “why” (author’s purpose).
Student support using Immersive Reader, Collaboration Walls, and built-in graphic organizers ensure students of all abilities can comprehend the text, engage in discussions, and extract and apply evidence from the text.
Be a reading expert in your literature class. Teaching support throughout each learning task aids teachers in modeling reading strategies, addressing a range of learning differences, assessing progress, and helping students become self-directed readers.
Whether you are looking for a supplement to enhance your current instructional resources or as a focused read skills-based reading program, Connections: English Language Arts offers flexible implementation options.