Year-Round Literacy Solutions Comprehensive print & digital programs and targeted solutions: • Summer-length combined student and practice books with digital access • Leveled Reading Libraries with practice activities and quizzes • Options for reviewing and re-teaching or frontloading contents to prepare students for the upcoming year Give ELs and Striving Readers the boost they need this Summer Language • Literacy • Content
Introducing a New Digital Platform for Elementary Students Welcome to Vista’s Supersite for elementary students—a digital platform built exclusively to support young learners as they begin their language and literacy journey! The simplified student Dashboard focuses solely on getting work done. It allows students to easily find upcoming assignments and to move from one activity to the next with the click of a button. Students see their name, chosen avatar, and icons for their daily lessons. Content, including activities and online books, is easily accessed by the big, friendly button. Activities are organized in small groups for easier navigation. The Progress view is a kid-friendly gradebook, where the focus is on completion and time spent instead of scores. Simple visuals are used to show complete, missing, or late assignments, and links make it easy for students to access activities with just the click of a mouse. The Grownups section helps parents and guardians become active partners in their child’s learning. They can see posts and notifications from their children’s teachers. They can click on the calendar to check any upcoming assignments and open the gradebook to see how their child is performing every step of the way. Finally, in the Resources section, adults have access to information posted by the teacher to keep them informed and engaged in their child’s progress. Available for most K-5 titles with student access. TECHNOLOGY With the help of Pom Pom the penguin young students are guided through the online learning experience in a way that is fun, interactive, and easy to navigate. [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 TECHNOLOGY
Click to learn more Connect Get Ready! Sail & Soar Get Ready! Secondary Get Reading! Discover Phonics Anthology Bridges Reading (comprehension and fluency) • • • • • • • Writing • • • • • • Vocabulary • • • • • • • Foundational Skills • • • • • Language Development • • • • • SEL • • • • • • Differentiated Instruction • • • • • • • Background and Content Knowledge • • • • • • Cultural Awareness • • • • • • Digital • • • • • • • Standards Alignment • • • • • • • Year-Round Literacy Solutions for ELs and Striving Readers Spanish-Language Solutions also available. Click here to learn more LITERACY SOLUTIONS
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS AND STRIVING READERS Connect is a comprehensive, standards-based literacy program designed specifically for elementary school multilingual/English learners and striving readers. This powerful print and digital solution develops academic language and literacy skills through authentic texts and content-driven lessons, while addressing the proficiency needs of every student. Flexible curriculum includes twovolume format with combined Student Book and Practice Book. Connect Language, Literacy, Content ©2022 | 7 levels | 8 units per level L ITERACY & CONTENT GRADES K–6 Two-volume format per grade level also available
GRADES K–6 GRADES K–6 Connect is fully aligned with the following standards: • WIDA • CA ELD • TX TEKS • CCSS (ELA and Math) • NGSS (Science) • NCSS (Social Studies) What to expect with Connect • Ensures proficiency in the vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and grammar skills that are vital to success in school and in life. • Promotes academic language development and scaffolds reading and writing skills. • Engages students with motivating literary and informational texts in science, social studies, math, and the arts. • Helps students access grade-level content with scaffolded support. • Is accompanied by authentic media and a rich digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools uniquely created to engage students and support learning. Print Program Components Big Books (level K only) Student Book Practice Book Thematic readers (two readers per unit) Decodable readers (level K only) Teacher’s Edition Vocabulary Cards Assessment program Poster Cutouts (level K only) Unit opener L ITERACY & CONTENT An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills. [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311
L ITERACY & CONTENT GRADES 6–8 Bridges to Literature and Content ©2023 | 3 levels | 10 units per level SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS AND STRIVING READERS Bridges to Literature and Content is a comprehensive, standardsbased literacy program designed to empower middle school students to become stronger independent readers. This powerful print and digital solution develops academic language and literacy skills through authentic texts and content-driven lessons, helping striving readers achieve grade-level proficiency. Flexible curriculum includes twovolume format with combined Student Book and Practice Book. Two-volume format per grade level also available
GRADES 6–8 L ITERACY & CONTENT [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 Bridges is fully aligned with the following standards: • WIDA • CA ELD • TX TEKS • CCSS (ELA and Math) • NGSS (Science) • NCSS (Social Studies) What to expect with Bridges • Ensures proficiency in the vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and grammar skills that are vital to success in school and in life. • Promotes academic language development and scaffolds reading and writing skills. • Engages students with multicultural literary texts and content-rich informational texts that address science, social studies, math, and other content areas. • Helps students access grade-level content with scaffolded supports. • Is accompanied by authentic media and a rich digital learning environment with integrated content, resources, and tools uniquely created to engage students and support learning. Print Program Components • Student Book • Practice Book • Teacher’s Edition • Assessment program Student book An unparalleled digital experience built to help students learn and master literacy skills.
NEWCOMERS / BEGINNERS GRADES 1–6 NEWCOMER SUMMER PROGRAM With Get Ready! Sail for students in grades 1–3 and Get Ready! Soar for students in grades 4–6, the curriculum is built on the specialized knowledge necessary for working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, the assets they bring to the classroom, and the unique academic challenges they face. Get Ready! is written exclusively for younger English learners (ELs) who are identified as newcomers or as students at beginning, entering, or emerging levels. Get Ready! Sail and Soar ©2022 | Paperback | 2 volumes; 12 units per volume Flexible curriculum includes twovolume format with combined Student Book and Practice Book. Two-volume format per grade level also available
GRADES 1–6 NEWCOMERS / BEGINNERS Standards-based content Get Ready! covers a rich, comprehensive curriculum that adheres to WIDA, CA ELD, TX ELPS, NGSS, and CCSS standards. In addition, the program builds proficiency in all language skills areas: vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and grammar. No other newcomer program teaches content literacy in an academic way! Text-technology integration Students and teachers are supported with a complete print program, including articulated readers, as well as unprecedented technology built on an online platform created for language learning. Differentiated instruction The program is infused with concrete ways teachers can meet the needs of ELs across the range of abilities, within and across proficiency levels and language domains. Leveled readers Reading is critical to improving English language proficiency, which is why Get Ready! is supported with a leveled reading library. The Get Reading! libraries include include one language arts, one science, one social studies, and one math reader for every unit of the Get Ready! programs (see pg. 126). Print Student Components Student Book Practice Book Vocabulary Cards Leveled readers Readers with decodability Print Teacher Components Teacher Edition Assessment program Leveled Readers Teacher Guide Program design [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills.
NEWCOMERS / BEGINNERS GRADES 6–12 NEWCOMER SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM for Grades 6–8 and Grades 9–12 Get Ready! is the newest, most comprehensive standards-based program developed specifically to address the unique needs of middle and high school newcomer/beginner English learners. This multi-level program engages students with age-appropriate, motivating communicative presentations, as well as literary and informational lessons in science, social studies, math, music, art, and other content areas. Flexible curriculum includes twovolume format with combined Student Book and Practice Book. Get Ready! ©2021 | Paperback | 2 levels, each with intro and 10 units Two-volume format per grade level also available
GRADES 6–12 NEWCOMERS / BEGINNERS [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 Standards-based approach A rich, comprehensive curriculum that adheres to CCSS, NGSS, NCSS, WIDA, CA ELD, TX ELPS, CEFR, and IB standards. Focused specialization Conceived and written exclusively for English learners (ELs) who are identified as newcomers, beginners, entering, or emerging level. Differentiated instruction Infused with concrete guidance on ways teachers can meet the needs of ELs across the range of abilities, within and across proficiency levels and language domains. • Student Book • Practice Book • Leveled readers PR INT STUDENT Components • Teacher Edition • Assessment PR INT TEACHER Components Engaging multimedia Wealth of multimedia, including recordings of literature, authentic video, interactive grammar tutorials, Virtual Chat activities, and much more. Leveled readers The Get Reading! leveled reading library includes 120 readers—one language arts, one science, one social studies, and one math reader per unit—at three levels of readability each (see pg. 128). An unparalleled digital experience built to help students learn and master literacy skills.
LEVELED READERS GRADES 1–6 Get Reading! Sail and Get Reading! Soar are leveled reading libraries specifically designed to address the needs of multilingual/English learners and striving readers. Each print and digital library includes 144 readers that combine literary and informational texts written at three readability levels and focusing on a range of content areas. These libraries can be used as leveled-reading solutions for striving readers in any program, or as an extension of the Get Ready! Sail and Soar programs. • Each of the twelve thematic units has four readers—one language arts (fiction), one science, one social studies, and one math. • Each reader is written at three readability levels, for a total of 144 readers per level. • A Teacher Guide is included with each library for guided instruction, reproducible activities, and assessment. Get Reading! Leveled Reading Libraries for Elementary 144 titles per level — two levels: grades 1–3 and grades 4–6 Entering/emerging/beginning readers Developing/low-intermediate readers Expanding/high-intermediate readers An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills.
GRADES 6-12 LEVELED READERS [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 Get Reading! is a leveled reading library specifically designed to address the needs of multilingual/English learners and striving readers. Each print and digital library includes 120 readers that combine literary and informational texts written at three readability levels and focusing on a range of content areas. • Each of the ten thematic units is accompanied by four readers—one language arts (fiction), one science, one social studies, and one math. • Each reader is written at three readability levels, for a total of 120 readers. • Students can choose the level they want to read, or start with one and progress as they improve their reading skills. • A Teacher Guide is included with each library for guided instruction, reproducible activities, and assessment. 3 snake cat turtle fish bird 2 Mr. Lee is a math teacher and a great animal lover. He has so many different types of pets! He has a beautiful goldfish, a colorful bird, a sweet little cat, a sleepy turtle, a really unusual snake, and more! When he’s not teaching, Mr. Lee enjoys spending time with his animals. He feeds them healthy foods every day and makes sure to keep their homes very clean. He also plays with them as much as he can. It can be a lot of work, but he feels it’s really worth it. He says it makes him healthier and happier! Why Pets are Good for You 1. Getting out with your pet man make you exercise more. 2. Pets are often more like friends, which can stop you from being lonely. 3. Being around animals can reduce feelings of stress. 4. Pets can help you meet other people, often other pet lovers! 5. Being around animals can improve your body’s ability to fight sickness and disease. 6. Some animals can protect you from other animals or common dangers. 7. Research shows that owning a pet helps make you happier in general! Monkey_math_C_R4.indd 2-3 8/1/2019 7:10:31 AM < TK > 2 3 Monkey Supplies • food • toys • doctor visits • medicine • special treats (bananas) This is Mr. Lee. Mr. Gao just loves animals. He has a lot of pets. He has a fish, bird, cat, turtle, a snake, and more! Mr. Lee spends a lot of time with his animals. He gives them healthy food. He cleans them. He plays with them every day. It’s a lot of work, but it’s very fun! Mr. Gao loves all of his pets. But his favorite animals are his monkeys! “My monkeys are funny and friendly,” says Mr. Gao. He plays games with them all the time. They make him laugh and he loves it! Mr. Gao has six monkeys. He doesn’t think that’s a lot. However, there’s one problem. Monkeys are expensive pets! snake cat turtle fish bird It is expensive to have monkeys. It costs a lot of money. Monkey_math_B_R4.indd 2-3 8/1/2019 7:09:40 AM 2 snake cat turtle fish bird 3 This is Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee likes animals. Look. Count. He has eleven animals. That is a lot of animals! Mr. Lee likes all animals. But he loves monkeys. Count the monkeys. Mr. Lee has .... Mr. Lee loves monkeys. He likes them a lot. monkey Monkey_math_A_R4.indd 2-3 8/1/2019 7:08:59 AM Newcomer/beginning High intermediate Intermediate Get Reading! Leveled Reading Libraries for Middle & High School 120 titles —two levels: grades 6–8 and grades 9–12 An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills.
PHONICS GRADES K–3 A NEW PHONICS ENGL I SH LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM FOR EMERGING READERS For Grades K–3 Discover Phonics for Foundational Literacy is a dynamic, fully interactive print and digital K–3 English language arts foundational skills program designed to the build the phonemic awareness and phonetic skills children need to become strong, lifelong readers. Engaging songs, manipulatives, decodable readers, media, and hands-on games and activities motivate and teach children as they embark on an adventure to discover (and master!) the amazing world of phonics. Kids discover, build, and master phonetic awareness and phonetic skills to become strong, lifelong readers. Discover Phonics for Foundational Literacy ©2023 | 4 levels | 32 weeks of instruction per grade
GRADES K–3 PHONICS [email protected] | Customer Support 1-800-269-6311 Discover Phonics is fully aligned with the following standards: • CCSS (ELA) • CA (ELA & ELD) • TX TEKS (ELA & ELPS) • FL BEST (ELA) • Virginia SOL (ELA) • Tennessee (ELA) • New Mexico (ELA) • WIDA What to expect with Discover Phonics • Ensures proficiency of alphabet knowledge and letter recognition, handwriting, phonological and phonemic awareness, sound-spelling associations, word skills, highfrequency words, print awareness, fluency, and spelling. • Promotes vocabulary development, oral language development, reading skills, comprehension skills, and writing skills. • Engages students with dynamic and vibrant songs, rhymes, and chants that include the weekly sound-spelling relationships. • Supports and builds confidence as students progress from emergent to fluent readers. Print Program Components • Student consumable worktext • Decodable readers (1 for each week of instruction) • Picture Cards • Sound-Spelling Cards • High-Frequency Word Cards • Word-Building Cards • Teacher’s Edition Student worktext An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master Phonics..
LEVELED ANTHOLOGIES GRADES K–5 This K–5 supplemental literacy program supports students at three proficiency levels and encourages them to explore Hispanic culture through illustrated leveled-reading selections from across the world. • Engages students with readings across eight units, each divided into three stages: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. • Features a wide range of literature and informational texts by a variety of renowned children’s literature authors. • Enhances literary instruction with comprehension questions, grammar conventions, and writing practice for each reading. • Available in English and Spanish (see pg. 68) to support students in a variety of program settings, including English-learner and duallanguage classrooms. • Instructional support includes a Teacher Manual with tips and strategies, as well as an assessment program with a placement test, quizzes, and reading performance assessments. Anthology Leveled Cultural Readings ©2021 | Paperback | 6 volumes, 1 per grade Vasco Núñez de Balboa crosses Panama and discovers the Pacific Ocean. 99 Unit 7 • Discover Panama 98 Before You Read What do you know about the Panama Canal? When was it built? Who built it? How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 1 Long ago, merchants began trading with faraway countries and they looked for shorter routes to get to those countries. 2 Christopher Columbus reached America when he was trying to find a shorter route between Europe and the Indies. 3 Since the arrival of the first Spaniards in America, finding a short route between the Atlantic and Pacific became the dream of governments and sailors. Many of them thought the Isthmus of Panama would be the best place. The History of the Panama Canal Judy Cortés Informational Text ANT21_SE-TE_L3_098-105_INT-7_ENG.indd 98-99 3/3/2020 2:40:54 PM The Panama Canal, 1912 The Panama Canal, today. 39 38 Unit 7 • Discover Panama Before You Read How do ships get from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean? What are the advantages of navigating through a canal like the Panama Canal? How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 1 Every year, thousands of cargo and passenger ships navigate through the Panama Canal. The Canal connects two oceans, the Pacific and the Atlantic. 2 Panama is located in Central America along with Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. It has a close relationship with the United States. The U.S. finished building the Canal in 1914. They managed it until December 31, 1999. Panama is now in charge of the Canal. 3 Ships from all over the world pass through the Canal. It saves them from having to navigate all the way around South America. The trip through the Canal is much shorter and much quicker! 4 The Canal is open 24 hours a day, every day of the week. About 9,000 people work there. The Panama Canal Judy Cortés Informational Text ANT21_SE-TE_L3_038-043_PRN-7_ENG.indd 38-39 3/2/2020 3:32:01 PM Unit 7 • Discover Panama 162 163 1 Can you imagine “flying” over the rainforest canopy, feeling the fresh, humid air on your face, and seeing strange wild animals? Today, this is possible thanks to technology and the skills of tour guides in Panama. In the past, only a few people were able to see the treasures of the Panamanian rainforest because it was difficult to reach. But now, people like you and me can observe unique plant and animal species. 2 Panama is located in southeastern Central America. It is surrounded by Costa Rica, Colombia, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. Panama is an isthmus, which means it is a thin and short strip of land that connects two continents: Central America and South America. Panama is slightly smaller than South Carolina. How Does It Work? Discover Panama 7 Before You Read Why are rainforests important to humans? What kind of animals live in a rainforest? If you wanted to work in a rainforest, what kind of job would you do? Kuna Yala, in the San Blas region View of the river in Darien National Park Aracari Oropendola Judy Cortés Informational Text Panama’s Rainforest ANT21_SE-TE_L3_162-169_AVZ-7_ENG.indd 162-163 3/3/2020 3:05:18 PM Beginning Intermediate Advanced An unparalleled digital experience built to support young learners as they discover, learn, and master literacy skills.
TECHNOLOGY Spanish Literacy Solutions for Dual Language LITERACY SOLUTIONS Click to learn more La cartilla Antología Entre letras Entre palabras A+ Spanish Literacy Kits A+ Spanish Mentor Texts for Writing Kits A+ Spanish Poetry Kits A+ Spanish Science Literacy Kits Guided Reading Libraries Reading (comprehension and fluency) • • • • • • • • • Writing • • • • • • • • Phonics and Phonemic Awareness • • • • Vocabulary • • • • • • • • Informational Texts • • • • • • • • • Language Development • • • • • • • • • Differentiated Instruction or Leveled Texts • • • • • • • Background and Content Knowledge • • • • • • • • • Cultural Awareness • • • • • • • • • Authentic Texts • • • • • • • Digital • • • • • • • • Standards Alignment • • • • • • • • • Learn more about our Spanish literacy kits, content-rich social studies and science series, and range of libraries to meet the needs of students in any dual language program model.
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