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Spotlight on Comprehension
Grades 1 to 6
 
 

Prepare Students to Become Active and Successful Readers, Writers, and Thinkers!

  • DEVELOP reading comprehension with research-based and explicit instruction, combined with multiple opportunities to practice and apply comprehension skills, and to evaluate and assess studentsí progress.
     
  • MANAGE time, teach more content, and differentiate instruction with 180 standards-based nonfiction and fiction leveled readers.
     
  • PROGRESS from teacher-led modeling and instruction to student independent learning and achievement through gradual release of responsibility instruction:   Explain * Model * Practice * Apply * Assess

Explain
Explicit instruction is found in the Teacher Guides, Big Books, Student Books, and in the Interactive Whiteboard and Assessment activities on the CD.

Direct Explanation: Teacher Guide

  • The Teacher Guide for each level includes a step-by-step lesson plan for each Student Book and corresponding Big Book, and reproducible practice worksheets.
  • Take a Look Inside! Download a FREE Teacher Guide Sampler.

 

Model
Big Books model specific strategies and clarify understanding of each skill.

Big Books

  • Fiction and nonfiction pieces are written for each skill.
  • Laminated pages allow students and teachers to mark up the text.

Guided Practice
Reproducible worksheets offer multiple opportunities for students to practice and strengthen skills.

Skills Practice Reproducible Worksheets

  • Big Book Skills Practice Worksheets provide additional practice.
  • Graphic organizers help students synthesize information and organize their understanding of a skill.
Apply
Students independently monitor, assess, and improve their comprehension using print and digital leveled nonfiction and fiction readers.

Student Books

  • 180 fiction and nonfiction Student Books are organized by comprehension skills within each grade level.
  • Books include a variety of text types: Narrative, Description, Procedure, Recount, Argument, Informative Reports, Explanation, Literary Recount, Discussion, and Poetry.
  • Take a Closer Look! Download the Spotlight on Comprehension Scope and Sequence. (895K pdf)

102 Digital Books Available!
Highly interactive Digital Books expand whole-class instruction and support independent learning.
  • Read-Along Audio
  • Downloadable PDF Worksheets
  • Recording feature for students to record their own reading
  • Discussion notes to promote discussion of a skill
  • Multiple opportunities to model and practice skills with literal, inferential, and evaluative questions on each page
  • Nonfiction texts include video clips and internet links
  • Take a Look Inside!

 

Assess
Assessment is essential to Spotlight on Comprehension and occurs throughout each stage of the program.

Instructional Interactive Whiteboard and Assessment CD

  • Diagnostic Assessment Pre- and Post-Tests
  • Constructive Writing Response Activities
  • Interactive CLOZE Activities
  • Assessment and Record-Keeping Templates
For complete purchasing options, click through each grade level below:

Take a Closer Look!
Take a tour of Spotlight on Comprehension
Take a tour of Spotlight on Comprehension.
 

Spotlight on Comprehension Teacher Guide Sampler
Download a FREE Teacher Guide sampler.
 

Test Drive Spotlight on Comprehension Digital Books!

Spotlight on Comprehension Digital Books Sampler

Try the Digital Books sampler!
See for yourself how these highly interactive Digital Books expand whole-class instruction and support independent learning.
Preview the Digital Books User Guide.
 

Spotlight on Comprehension is aligned to the Common Core State Standards!


  Researched & Approved:
View the Spotlight on Comprehension Research Report.
 

Spotlight on Comprehension and Response to Intervention (RTI) (670K pdf)


  8 Comprehension Skills spiral throughout the 6 grade levels:

Identifying Detail

Main Idea

Sequencing

Compare and Contrast

Fact and Opinion

Cause and Effect

Bias and Prejudice

Figurative Language

Download the complete program Scope and Sequence to learn more. (895K pdf)

Titles in this Series Guided Reading Level Lexile® Interest Level
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 1 G - I 170L - 510L 1
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 2 J - N 250L - 810L 2
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 3 N - P 440L - 760L 3
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 4 Q - S 620L - 940L 4
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 5 T - V 760L - 1000L 5
Spotlight on Comprehension Grade 6 W - Y 840L - 1170L 6

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