New York Literacy/ELA Programs
Overview of Literacy/ELA Programs
Preparing Skilled Readers, Writers, and Thinkers
With our continuum of differentiated literacy programs and learning platforms, you can precisely tailor literacy instruction to the needs of all your students. Our shared commitment and expertise can transform all students into skilled readers, writers, and thinkers.
Featured Literacy/ELA Program
Wonders is designed to foster a love of reading in all children. Through exploration of texts and daily development of their skills as readers, writers, speakers, and active listeners, students experience the power of literacy. Our focus on teaching the whole child prepares students to be lifelong learners and critical thinkers—and we ensure that every child is represented with support for ELLs, MLLs and students with disabilities.
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More Literacy/ELA Programs
Maravillas, a fully connected Spanish Language Arts program, supports students as they become bilingual, biliterate, and bicultural. Instructional plans, themes, skills, strategies, and test preparation mirror those of the core Wonders program. With a wealth of authentic literature ranging across the Spanish-speaking world, Maravillas gives students equity of access to rich texts and rigorous instruction.
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Wonders for English Learners
Wonders for English Learners offers instruction specifically designed to create learning experiences that inspire confidence, increase student engagement, and build language skills. Lessons emphasize building speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills to improve both academic and social language and accelerate progress in the classroom. All instruction connects with core Wonders content, providing a seamless pathway for students to access content at their proficiency level, build understanding, and engage in the core classroom.
Open Court Reading
A curriculum you can trust, Open Court Reading delivers a legacy of success that is based on a history of improving reading skills for all students. The explicit, systematic, research-based instruction ensures active learning and participation by all students with the scaffolding needed to achieve independent reading. Continually evolving to meet the needs of today’s students and teachers, Open Court Reading resources and digital instruction effectively build a foundation for lifelong learning.
The StudySync® core curriculum links literacy and learning with the way today’s students experience the world. Its powerful digital instruction and engaging print resources ensure that teachers can give students a systematic path to success. Teachers benefit from an easy-to-use, flexible platform with strong classroom management tools and online standards-based assessment.
Redbird Language Arts and Writing
Redbird Language Arts & Writing is a digital, adaptive personalized learning solution that helps students achieve their full potential as writers—no matter where they are on the learning continuum. The technology is built upon more than 25 years of research in adaptive and writing technology and addresses language and writing standards for grades 2–7.
Direct Instruction (K–12)
Direct Instruction delivers a learning experience proven to transform students at all ability levels into highly skilled and confident learners—whether they are struggling, English Learners (EL), learning disabled, or on-level. Direct Instruction curricula give educators the instructional framework and resources required to meet and even surpass school achievement and improvement objectives.
WonderWorks supports struggling readers and writers, providing the necessary additional scaffolding of foundational skills and interactive resources for accessing complex text. WonderWorks connects intervention to the core Wonders content, reinforcing the same essential question, topic, skill, and strategies. Through research-based, data-driven, systematic instruction, the program rapidly accelerates students back to grade-level standards.
For more than 35 years, the three strands of this research-proven Literacy and Language Arts program have helped even significantly at-risk students become fluent, independent, and highly skilled readers. Thousands of schools across the country use this expanded, refined edition of Reading Mastery as a supplemental intervention program or as a comprehensive Reading/Language Arts core curriculum.
Corrective Reading focuses on decoding and comprehension, two skills crucial for readers in grades 3 and above who are one or more years behind. It addresses the wide range of deficits many older learners face and gives them the structure and practice they need to overcome those deficits.
Early Interventions in Reading
SRA Early Interventions in Reading helps you identify struggling readers in grades 1–3 and provide them with lessons that build mastery of essential skills through explicit, systematic instruction in five critical strands — phonemic awareness, letter–sound correspondences, word recognition and spelling, fluency, and comprehension.
SRA Open Court Reading Foundation Skills Kits (K–3)
SRA Court Reading Foundational Skills Kits for grades K–3 provide classroom-proven, systematic, and explicit instruction to help your students build the foundation of reading and writing. These easy-to-use are carefully crafted to enable your students to decode and encode written language—skills that become the basis for reading and writing fluency as well as reading comprehension.
SRA Language for Learning
SRA Language for Learning provides young learners with the knowledge and understanding of language they need to achieve proficiency and reading comprehension. This oral language program teaches children the words, concepts, and statements important to both oral and written language. And helps enable them to extend this knowledge to other areas of their development. Designed for kindergarten, primary-age school children and ELL learners.
Language for Thinking
Language for Thinking builds upon the concepts, vocabulary, and statement patterns introduced in Language for Learning. Carefully organized sequences of activities, exceptional vocabulary development, extensive practice, sequencing and retelling exercises, and inference activities set the stage for reading.
Language for Writing
Use Language for Writing to lead your students toward independence as writers. This revision and expansion of Distar Language III teachers writing skills, vocabulary, sentence, and organizational skills that underpin good writing. Ongoing exercises support the development of specific writing skills by showing students how to write narratives, use specific words, make precise comparisons, summarize and retell, and proofread for punctuation, grammar, and usage.
NYC Universal Literacy
To help ensure that all students are reading on grade level by the end of second grade, we have created learning systems to support the 200+ Universal Literacy reading coaches involved in the 300+ elementary schools across all 14 districts. These systems include small group instruction, whole group instruction, and guided skills.