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Welcome to our Redbird Language Arts & Writing sampling experience! Redbird Language Arts & Writing provides students with a richly personalized learning path, delivering precisely what each individual needs to become a fluent writer and accelerate learning forward.

We invite you to review Redbird and its highly adaptive technology using the following path:


STEP 1

Take an interactive, hands-on tour using the Student Demo. Experience the interactive instruction and practice, error-specific feedback on sentence and paragraph compositions, skill-based games, and Writing Reviews (essay writing!) just as your students would. This tour highlights examples from a 3rd grade unit.

STEP 2

After taking the hands-on tour, we invite you to interact with specific program features at the grade level of your choice.


STEP 3

Finally, check out an overview of the data-driven reporting available within Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

Grade Specific Activities

An Integrated Approach to Language Arts and Writing

Redbird Language Arts & Writing helps students build strong foundational writing skills. Our integrated approach to Language Arts and writing interweaves instruction and rigorous practice in grammar, writing, and reading. Reading is incorporated into each unit because research shows that students often struggle to learn and master English Language Arts skills when those skills are taught in isolation. With our integrated approach, students can experience the connection between the different language domains as they read passages related to the skills they’re learning in grammar and writing.

Course Structure

Each grade level of content has 9–10 units that focus on a form of writing or reading. Units are divided into lessons that include instruction (lectures) and practice (item sets), skill-building games, and Writing Reviews


Course Structure


Lessons are structured to expose students to reading, parts of speech, paragraph analysis, sentence composition, and sentence structures. Some lessons cover new concepts, while others provide practice with concepts already introduced. This content variation provides an engaging and rich continuous experience for students.

Grade 2

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feedback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 1: Simple Sentences

Lessons

Grade 3

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feedback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 5: Reading about Science

Lessons

Grade 4

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feedback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 2: Different Kinds of Myths

Lessons

Grade 5

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feeback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 5: Informative and Historical Writing

Lessons

Grade 6

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feedback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 6: Poetry and Drama

Lessons

Grade 7

Explore these links to gain a better understanding of Redbird Language Arts & Writing unit components, including instructional videos, multi-modal practice exercises, and writing composition activities with error-specific feedback. Each unit includes an integration of reading, language (grammar and vocabulary), and writing lessons.

Unit 1: Working with Autobiographies

Lessons

Writing Reviews

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Writing Reviews guide students through composing a cohesive piece of writing and provide opportunities for students to synthesize what they’ve learned in the program so far. Students receive three Writing Reviews within each grade level of content to create a short informative, narrative, and opinion/argumentative essay based on real-world topics. The program provides instructions on each piece of the essay as they write, such as the introduction and supporting claims, so they don’t get overwhelmed or discouraged. Error-specific feedback at each stage of writing allows students to revise, improve, and continue learning.

Writing Reviews complement and support what educators are teaching in the classroom. Though direct teacher input isn’t required for the student to complete the essays, teachers can give additional feedback at any stage to further improve student learning.

Writing Reviews are our newest feature and are now LIVE within Redbird Language Arts & Writing! Writing Review sampler coming to this page in early 2019!


Data-Driven Reporting

Overview

Redbird Language Arts & Writing provides robust reporting capabilities that empower educators to personalize instruction and accelerate learning. All reports are real-time and accessible online in the click of a button. With data that is easy to understand, teachers can immediately:

  • Track progress of the entire class in one dashboard
  • Use data to inform their instructional planning
  • Share results with parents to improve transparency

District-level reports help administrators easily see how often the program is being used and how schools within the district are performing. While Redbird Language Arts & Writing offers a robust suite of reporting capabilities, these are the key reports you won’t want to miss.

Standards Proficiency Report

Shows student progress and proficiency against Common Core State Standards* at the class level. This report helps teachers pinpoint where individuals or groups of students may be struggling or progressing giving them the opportunity to provide the appropriate support or encouragement where students need it most.

*Select state-specific standards proficiency reports are also available.

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Classroom Overview

Provides a detailed report including time spent on task, correct first attempts, lesson pace, lesson location, and activity breakdown. These key metrics help teachers determine how well students are progressing and identify which students need teacher attention.

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News Feed

Real-time updates on student activity and progress including when students struggle and when they soar—filtered by Positive, Alert and Session Info.

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Student Snapshot

Sequence of every attempt at a skill, including a heat map showing student progress by calendar day. Enables teachers to review progress, discuss understandings, and improve effective use of Redbird.

 Correct First Attempt

 Correct Second Attempt

 Incorrect Second Attempt


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Student Replay

Keystroke-by keystroke replay of every student action including instruction and open ended responses. Enables teachers to review and discuss areas where a student struggles.

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Provides data by school, with a rollup across all classes within the district. Easy color coding helps administrators see at a glance how often the program is being used and if the program is being used with fidelity. Usage is reported out in three ways:

  1. Average number of minutes in program per week
    1.  60-90 min/week is recommended
  2. Average number of student lessons completed per week
    1.  2+ lessons completed/week is the target
  3. Average number of precursor lessons completed

This report is available at both the district level (top image) and school level (bottom image).

NOTE: The District Benchmark report is visible only to administrator-level Redbird accounts.

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