English Language Learners
READ 180 benefits all English language learners (ELLs) through explicit academic language instruction, opportunities for structured academic discussion, scaffolded writing techniques, and added teacher support.
The LBook Prepares, Supports, and Extends rBook Instruction
The companion LBook supports English learners at all language proficiency stages. Created by Senior Advisor and rBook co-author Dr. Kate Kinsella, the LBook Teaching Guide and student worktexts can be used in Whole- and Small-Group Instruction to support and extend rBook instruction before and after lessons, helping students master the academic language, vocabulary, and grammar they need to reach grade-level standards.
The LBook Teaching System Provides
Differentiated Instruction for all ELLs
Differentiated supports help English language learners at multiple proficiency levels access the rBook reading and writing instruction.
Explicit Academic Language Instruction
Explicit instruction and routines develop the academic language proficiency students need to participate and succeed across content areas.
Scaffolded Vocabulary Instruction
The LBook explicitly frontloads high-utility words and the academic vocabulary needed to successfully access rBook content and instruction.
Structured Academic Engagement Routines
Scaffolded Instruction for Precise Writing
Structured approaches to teaching the vocabulary and conventions support and strengthen students' ability to write across genres.
The LBook frontloads language that students need for rBook reading and writing tasks by addressing transferable skills from students' primary language acquisition.
READ 180 Next Generation offers an array of special features designed to offer targeted support for English language learners.
Core Program Features
Builds Background Knowledge
Embedded Language Goals in Each Lesson
Targeted oral and academic language goals are built into each rBook and LBook lesson, with structured, accountable tasks and instructional routines needed to achieve them.
Technology-Assisted Language Development
Students have daily opportunities for oral reading and academic listening practice with Student Software, including recording and play-back for self-assessment.
Scaffolds for Improved Writing
Second Language Support
The READ 180 Software provides second-language support in five languages.
Multicultural, relevant content in rBook readings, Independent Reading libraries, and Topic Software engage students from diverse backgrounds.
Proven Effective for English Language Learners
Research Spotlight: Desert Sands USD (DSUSD), CADownload Full Report (PDF)
In the 2006–2007 school year, DSUSD implemented READ 180 with 166 sixth- through ninth-grade ELLs who performed at the Below-Basic or Basic Performance Level on the California Standards Tests (CST) ELA. Results confirmed that READ 180 ELLs outperformed their peers by 62%.
Literacy Solutions For ALL of Your English Language Learners
Scholastic supports efforts to raise reading achievement for ALL students with programs that address your English language learners’ unique needs.
System 44: For Your Most Challenged English Language Learners
System 44 was designed for our most challenged, older, struggling students who are not yet ready for an intervention program like READ 180, making it an ideal solution for many ELLs who have had limited exposure to the English language. Intentionally metacognitive, System 44 helps students understand that the English language is a finite system of 44 sounds and 26 letters that can be mastered.
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English 3D: For Long-Term English Language Learners
Developed with Dr. Kate Kinsella, the nation's leading scholar on instruction and achievement of secondary English learners, English 3D is a new English language development program designed to ensure proficiency in the “language of school”—the academic vocabulary, speaking, listening, and writing vital to success in school and life.
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Newcomer Student Workbook: Essential Vocabulary and Language Instruction for NewcomersThe Newcomer Book includes:
- Survival vocabulary and language for obtaining necessities, making requests, and understanding instructions.
- Essential academic vocabulary for school.
- Essential grammar structures of English.
- Teaching resources available in SAM.