ELA Programs, Texts, and Materials

 

COMPREHENSIVE LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAMS

 

McGRAW HILL READING WONDERS- a rich range of diverse print and digital media, Reading Wonders provides instructional support and materials is aligned to the new new California Standards. The program provides unmatched support for building a strong reading foundation, accessing complex text , finding and using text evidence, engaging in collaborative conversations, writing to sources

  

K-5

OAK MEADOW- flexible, progressive homeschooling curriculum that is   student-centered. The nature-based approach encourages creativity, critical thinking, and intellectual development through hands-on activities and interdisciplinary projects.

 

K-8

CALIFORNIA COLLECTIONSprovides students with a path to achieving the California Literacy and the California English Language Development Standards. Built on the five key themes of the California Framework, California Journeys embodies the belief that every student should be empowered and engaged in learning.

 

6-9

PRENTICE HALL LITERATUREa comprehensive literacy program that brings together the cornerstones of the Common Core State Standards with a full array of instructional resources. 

 

6-12

myPERSPECTIVES - a blended print and digital integrated curriculum that promotes learning through goal-setting, student choice, and reflection. Students read classic and contemporary texts that span time periods and cultures; engage in activities that inspire conversation, discussion, and debate; share ideas; effectively communicate, and strategically use technology in order to formulate and defend their own perspectives.

  

9-12

POETRY
 

AN INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (Pearson) Kennedy/ Gioa's An Introduction to Poetry, inspires students with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. 

11-12

VOCABULARY 

 

E.P.S.WORDLY WISE- skills based vocabulary instruction

 

K-5

RED HOT ROOT WORDS-  mastering vocabulary with prefixes, suffixes and root words

 

3-9

VOCABULARY FOR ACHIEVEMENT   -vocabulary skills and strategies with 30 lessons thematically organized around central concepts from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

 

3-12

FIRST LANGUAGE LESSONS- complete grammar text-uses copy-work, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop the student’s language ability from  The Well Trained Mind Press.

 

K-5

LITERACY/PHONICS
 

E.P.S. EXPLODE THE CODE- a research-based, multi-sensory program geared to improving literacy with direct, systematic, phonics instruction. 

TK-5

PHONICS FOR READING- builds phonemic awareness, decoding and fluency skills, also word-recognition and spelling instruction, story reading, and independent activities.

 

TK-5

ALL ABOUT READING- starts with essential pre-reading skills and continues on to teach all five key components of reading: decoding (phonics and structural analysis), vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

 

TK-5

HANDWRITING

 
 

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS - foundation printing and cursive skills

 

K-5

WRITING & GRAMMAR

 

WRITE ON TRACK- a writing handbook from Thoughtful Learning that helps students in grade 3 become better writers, readers, and learners with guidelines, models, checklists, and tips. Includes a Skills Workbook for practicing punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, grammar, and sentences.

 

3

WRITER’S EXPRESS- a student handbook from Thoughtful Learning with support for 4th and 5th grade writers. Includes a Skills Workbook for practicing punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, grammar, and sentences.

 

          4-5

WRITE ON COURSE 20-20- writing handbook from Thoughtful Learning for 6th- 8th grade students to help them better writers, readers, and learners with writing guidelines, models, checklists, tips, and much more.

 

6-8

INQUIRE- an across-the-curriculum handbook from Thoughtful Learning, covering 21st century skills, basic study skills, the inquiry process, and classroom projects.

 

4-12 

WRITE FOR BUSINESS- a concise writing handbook from Thoughtful Learning that teaches students the communication skills they need to succeed on the job. They will learn to write effective emails, memos, social media, résumés, letters, reports, proposals, instructions, policies, procedures, and much more. It also includes explanations and examples for the key rules in business writing: punctuation, capitalization, spelling, mechanics, usage, and grammar. The program includes the Write For Work workbook.

 

   9-12

FINISH LINE WRITING- step by step approach designed specifically for the common core standards

  

         1-5

 

SPELLING

 

 

ALL ABOUT SPELLING- teaches encoding skills, reliable spelling rules, and multi-sensory strategies 

 

         K-7

SPELLING WORKOUT- spelling skills based on phonics through unique, cross-curricular reading passages, practice, and high-interest writing activities. 

 

K-8

 READING COMPREHENSION
 

QUICKREADS- increases comprehension of complex text with an instructional routine proven to build content area vocabulary, background knowledge, and fluency at each student's reading level.

 

K-8

FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS / INTERVENTION

 

AGS LITERATURE- Engages struggling learners with ELL/ESL activities, graphic organizers, and Before Reading and After Reading features.

Interest level 8-12. Reading Level 3-4

(Titles: Exploring Literature, World Literature, American Literature, British Literature)

  

8-12

MAKING CONNECTIONS INTERVENTION (MCI)- a blended learning solution from E.P.S. that targets literacy instruction for struggling readers in middle and high school. It provides explicit and direct comprehension instruction with coordinated support for word study’ fluency, and writing. Designed for students in grades 6-12 –5th grade readability level.

 

6-12

THE PARAGRAPH BOOK- Strategies for struggling writers; provides effective strategies to guide students through writing different kinds of paragraphs from the ground up. Students learn formulas for writing paragraphs and then transition to writing more complex paragraphs on their own.   Books 1-4.

 

5-8+

 

ONLINE PROGRAMS



 

HEAD SPROUTS- this adaptive program uses effective, interactive online episodes to teach K-5 students the reading fundamentals and comprehension skills they need to become successful readers. Sign up with your Supervising Teacher.

 

 K-5

TYPING PAL ONLINE- offers a personalized approach to learning keyboard skills. Students access the program trough the OVS portal found on the OVS Website-Parent Resources. Sign up with your Supervising Teacher.

 

1-12