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Schoolwide 2024 Summer Reading Book Bags

Schoolwide’s 2024 Summer Reading Book Bags are here!

 

Click here to see our brochure, including what’s inside our summer book bags!

 

Schoolwide’s Summer Book Bags offer a selection of high-quality, age-appropriate decodable and culturally diverse texts (3 books per bag) along with a student-facing activity book + reading log, packed into a bag to send home for the summer with ease.

 

If you’re interested in Summer School Literacy Curriculum,  check out our other Summer products right here

Schoolwide 2024 Summer Literacy Curriculum

Schoolwide’s 2024 Summer Literacy Resources are here! Get yours in time for the start of summer school!

 

Click here to see our brochure.

 

Schoolwide’s combination of easy-to-use instructional teaching plans with real decodable texts and fun, engaging student activities, ensures summer school educators have the tools they need to support young readers and writers. Can be used in just 20-30 minutes of daily instruction!

 

Get a sample of our Instructional Teaching Plans for Decodable Texts and Foundational Footsteps Phonics Skill Builders by entering your information below!

 

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Grammar Fundamentals: Professional Learning Packages

We are excited to offer strategic and targeted professional learning opportunities, available to be purchased as 2-day/session packages with Schoolwide’s Grammar Fundamentals resources. 

 

These sessions are provided by one of our literacy experts and are designed to provide the foundation for implementing Grammar instruction in your classroom seamlessly and effectively.  All sessions include a follow-up live virtual Q&A with our expert.

 

Tell us more about your focus areas or opportunities for professional learning!

Grammar Fundamentals: Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners

The next generation of Schoolwide’s grammar resources, Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions is here! We’re thrilled to offer revised units for Grades K-5.

 

Brand new to the latest edition of Schoolwide’s grammar resources, Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions, our bilingual experts have created fully embedded and clearly identified supports and scaffolds for Multilingual Learners and students who need modifications. This includes linguistic and nonlinguistic supports that complement instruction, help create differentiated teaching and learning tools, provide translations, and embed high-impact visual anchor charts and appendices within each lesson.

These research-based strategies and tools have been used by experts in the fields of bilingual and special education, in order to support tiered services, oracy, translanguaging, and multisensory techniques.

 

Get our Grammar Fundamentals overview here.

 

Get our Strategies to Support Multilingual Learners chart (part of Grammar Fundamentals front matter), by filling in the form below!

 

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Webinar Recording: “Ask the Creators” All About Grammar Fundamentals

We’re so excited to share the next generation of Schoolwide’s grammar resources, Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions.

 

Check out our Q&A recently hosted with the creators and product leads, Pat Pollack and Rory Cohen. In this, you’ll learn about:

 

* Why we created the next generation of Grammar Fundamentals

* Our standards-aligned strands

* Our new lesson design

* Implementation models for Grammar Fundamentals

* Supports & scaffolds for Multilingual Learners

* Types of assessments available

* Additional FAQs

 

Watch the intro below and get access to the full set of recordings (playlist).

NYC ShopDOE & FAMIS: Phonics & Foundational Skills Resources

Schoolwide supplemental resources for phonics and foundational skills are now available to purchase through NYC’s ShopDOE/FAMIS

 

Vendor: Schoolwide, Inc.

Vendor #: SCH195000

Contract #: 7000963

 

NYC educators can now access our Decodable Texts Teacher’s Guides and Foundational Footsteps Phonics Skill Builders series by searching “Schoolwide, Inc.” on ShopDOE.

 

Learn more about these resources.

 

Schoolwide offers a range of engaging supplemental resources for phonics and foundational skills that give teachers the differentiated instruction opportunities needed most in the important stages of emergent reader development. Our resources easily align with any core ELA instruction or phonics program, including SIPPS, Really Great Reading, UFLI Foundations, and Fundations. 

 

With the increased focus on the Science of Reading in classrooms, we’ve thoughtfully designed a set of supplemental resources to bring specific science-based skills and strategies to life, particularly in support of small-group, tier 2 intervention, and independent and partner reading and practice. 

 

Tell us more about how our resources and/or our team of experts can support you!

Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions Lesson Samples

The next generation of Schoolwide’s grammar resources, Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions is here! We’re thrilled to offer revised units for Grades K-5.

 

Schoolwide’s Grammar Fundamentals resources empower students to experience and build knowledge of language through exposure to grammatical concepts and conventions, models of rich literature and writing examples, and through their own authentic written and spoken language experiences.

 

Our accessible, intuitively designed lesson formats give teachers the flexibility to embed grammar learning directly in writing instruction, or create an effective and manageable integration of grammar skills into an already established literacy block.

 

Read more about the launch of Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions. 

 

Get our Grammar Fundamentals overview here.

 

Get your lesson samples, complete with Grade K and Grade 4 Lesson Overviews, by filling in the form below!

 

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Schoolwide Releases the Next Generation of Grammar Fundamentals Available for the 24-25 School Year

The revised product, now available for Grades K-5, includes embedded multilingual supports and a strong emphasis on integrating grammar instruction with authentic reading and writing experiences.

Schoolwide is excited to announce that the next generation of our grammar resource, Grammar Fundamentals: Language Structures & Conventions, is now available for purchasing. Materials will be available to ship over the summer of 2024.

 

Standout features of the newly revised units include:

 

  • Intentional and accessible lesson design in color
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  • Embedded supports and scaffolds for multilingual learners and learners with diverse needs
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  • Appendices with Spanish cognates and tips for Total Physical Response (TPR)
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  • Authentic literature that creates opportunities for students to experience listening, reading, and thinking like a writer
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  • Additional foci on different sentence types, sentence formation, composition, structure, and sentence form
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  • Implementation models and suggestions that are flexible to different classroom needs
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  • And so much more! Learn more here. 

 

Download lesson samples for Grade K and Grade 4. 

 

Flexible Implementation

 

The units offer accessibly designed lesson formats that give teachers the flexibility to embed grammar learning directly in writing instruction, or create an effective and manageable integration of grammar skills into an already established literacy block. 

 

Grammar Fundamentals is uniquely designed to supplement core literacy resources in a way that embeds the skills and strategies within real reading and writing experiences. A variation of lessons and student practice opportunities can be used in a 2-3 day per week model, for a range of 15-30 minutes per day. This provides teachers with an intuitive, flexible plan for implementing grammar learning, even when limited time is available within the literacy block. 

 

Grammar Teaching and Learning for Multilingual Learners

 

Brand new to the revised edition of Grammar Fundamentals is the inclusion of Multilingual Learner supports and scaffolds created by experts in the field of bilingual and special education. The supports include linguistic and nonlinguistic strategies that guide and complement instruction, help to create differentiated learning tools, provide translations, and embed high-impact visual anchor charts within each lesson, as well as demonstration notebook models to support teachers. Schoolwide’s approach to Multilingual scaffolds was focused on two primary goals: creating instruction and content that is accessible and ensuring ample opportunities to support oral language development

 

Schoolwide is partnering with schools and districts in an early adoption program to gather insights on different classroom use cases for Grammar Fundamentals, and we look forward to sharing our findings. 

The revised Grammar Fundamentals Kits (with Mentor Texts) can now be purchased by any interested school or district. Learn more here, and please contact our Sales team for more details and samples. 

Schoolwide Launches New e-Reader Experience in Digital Teaching & Learning Platform, Fundamentals Unlimited

We're so excited to introduce our upgraded e-Reader experience in Fundamentals Unlimited!

Schoolwide’s new and improved e-Reader has launched in our digital teaching and learning platform, Fundamentals Unlimited. The e-Reader upgrade will offer educators and students a modern user interface – both on and offline – and a range of new tools and capabilities to make learning via the e-Reader more accessible to more students. 

 

Our e-Reader upgrade was focused particularly on creating a more interactive and immersive reading and learning experience, so that students can more actively engage with texts, and similarly, so teachers can enhance their instruction. It also promotes opportunities for both personalized and self-directed learning. With the new e-Reader now live, Schoolwide has also launched some instructional materials in the interface, including the Decodable Texts & Teaching Plans Teacher’s Guides and Guided Reading Plans. We are looking forward to exploring how we might bring other Fundamentals curricula and professional resources into the e-Reader experience. 

 

Some notable features of the new e-Reader include:

 

  • Bookmark pages, add notes, and highlight text
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  • Search within the text
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  • Share texts with annotated teaching points with your students
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  • Easily access teaching materials via the Resources tab (currently available in instructional materials and Read & Learn Along texts in the e-Reader) and through clickable “hot spots” – access teaching plans, assessments, and more!

 

You can view a short video tutorial of the new e-Reader experience below and access slides with a Step-by-Step guide: 

What else is new?

Now available in our e-Reader are 26 interactive Read And Learn Along texts, exclusively from Schoolwide. Read & Learn Along e-Books offer an exciting and interactive reading experience for students, featuring a unique dual narrative experience (read-aloud text with teaching points). The e-Books combine quality text and vibrant images with the strategic integration of research-based teaching points, prompts, and questions. With Read And Learn Alongs:

 

  • Strengthen students’ reading and language comprehension
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  • Build vocabulary and content knowledge
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  • Model critical thinking for students

 

Read And Learn Alongs also include embedded teaching materials, including Multiple-Choice Quizzes to check for reading comprehension, lists of Key Vocabulary, and a comprehensive overview of all narrated Teaching Points. Learn more in our Step-by-Step guide!

 

Decodable Texts Classroom Libraries & Teaching Plans

Schoolwide offers a range of engaging supplemental resources for phonics and foundational skills that give teachers the differentiated instruction opportunities needed most in the important stages of emergent reader development. Our resources easily align with any core ELA program.

 

With the increased focus on the Science of Reading in classrooms, we’ve thoughtfully designed a set of supplemental resources to bring specific science-based skills and strategies to life, particularly in support of small-group, tier 2 intervention, and independent and partner reading and practice. We combine robust instructional guides that emphasize professional learning opportunities for teachers and targeted student support, with carefully curated, skills-focused decodable texts collections selected from a group of best-in-class publishers.

 

Our decodables, which can be purchased alongside instructional Teaching Plans or in classroom library sets, are truly decodable, have diverse stories and characters, include multi-genre reading experiences (including nonfiction!), and allow students to practice and apply skills with real texts. 

 

Tell us more about how our resources and/or our team of experts can support you!

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