A research-based comprehensive K–5 reading, writing, and language arts program, Open Court Reading aligns with what we know about how students learn to read. Using systematic, explicit instruction, this program helps all students master the foundational skills needed not only to move to proficiency, but also to achieve greater goals of reading independently with confidence inside and outside the classroom.
As an educator, you want your students to be not only great readers but also great thinkers. The goal of Open Court Reading is for all students to be confident readers by grade 3, as well as strategic readers and thinkers. In Open Court Reading:
Every aspect of Open Court Reading is driven by independent research—reinforcing student learning through systematic, explicit instruction. Teacher-informed, research-validated teaching and learning strategies create undeniable results for every learner that are:
You recognize that the students in your classroom are individuals with different life experiences and academic capital that shape their achievements and attitudes toward learning. Every student deserves the very best instruction and research has shown that social and emotional learning is critical to their success. McGraw-Hill has instituted five guiding principles to help students master the core social and emotional competencies that are reflected throughout Open Court Reading.
Consciously create a nurturing, caring, and safe environment for students.
Whenever possible, incorporate SEL skill-building into academic instruction.
Make sure to communicate early and often about SEL with all stakeholders.
Provide explicit guidance and instruction in SEL skills.
Encourage students by empowering them to take charge of their own social and emotional learning.
Grab your morning coffee and join Marisa as you learn the tips, tools, and strategies behind Open Court Reading. Marisa’s expertise and passion shine through in her thirteen-part video series, focused on grades K through three, "Monday Mornings with Marisa."
Join Carol in her classroom for a six-part video series as she demonstrates engaging Open Court Reading lessons focused on grades four and five. Discover new ideas, sample lessons, and strategies that will improve literacy skills.
Open Court Reading provides all the tools you need to create a foundation for literacy success. See for yourself how the various components of Open Court Reading work together to effectively improve reading, writing, and language arts skills development in your classroom. Request a demo today.