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READING FUNDAMENTALS
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Reading Fundamentals has a central mission to develop, expand, and enhance the skills, strategies, and tools students can use to make meaning of and interact with text. Reading Fundamentals Units of Study exist inside a balanced literacy framework. Within this framework, there are opportunities to read to students (mentor texts), to read with students (shared texts), and to have students read independently (books and other texts at their independent reading levels).

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN EACH
UNIT OF STUDY


  • Anchor/Mentor Texts (5–6 mentor texts and 3–13 short shared texts)
  • Common Core State Standards Alignment and Correlation Chart (inclusive of comprehension strategies) (LEARN MORE)
  • Unit Introduction
  • Unit Overview (Unit at a Glance)
  • Interactive Read-Aloud Lessons (8–10)
  • Mini-Lessons (6–12)
  • Transition to Independent Reading and Guided Practice
  • Conference Questions (Independent Reading and/or Writing)
  • Lesson Extensions
  • Appendices
  • Assessments

ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS AND DIGITAL RESOURCES


READING FUNDAMENTALS NOTEBOOKS
What's included in each Reading Notebook for grades K–8:
  • Unit-specific short shared texts and documents
  • Unit-specific appendices and
  • Lined notebook paper for student note-taking and writing.
SHORT SHARED TEXT COLLECTION
What's included in each short Shared Text collection for Grades K–8:
  • Texts to support grade-specific genre and content literacy units of study
  • Texts representing various genres: fiction, essay, biography, feature article, poetry, and primary source documents such as speeches, reports, and letters
  • Texts representing a variety of authors, cultures, and content and
  • Texts that are aligned to complexity requirements.

DIGITAL RESOURCES
  • Digital appendices
  • Short shared texts
  • Digital assessments
  • Sample student work
  • Classroom environment photos and
  • Multimedia and Internet resources to engage students.

VIEW GRADE-SPECIFIC UNIT SAMPLES
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Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment
Unit Overview
Mini-Lesson
Interactive Read-Aloud
Assessment

EXPLORE A LESSON
    The Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson
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An introductory explanation of what is being taught and why A list of materials teachers and students will need to complete the lesson, including the mentor text(s) and appendices that will be used The teacher will introduce the mentor text and state the purpose for the day's reading. The teacher will often tap into students' background knowledge about the book's topic, theme, and/or genre, as well as connect the day's rationale to the writing work the class has been or will be immersed in The teacher reads the text, stopping periodically to think aloud about the author's inspiration, purpose, and/or genre features. The teacher poses questions that enhance meaning and guide students to read like writers Stage of the writing workshop with recommended time frame for instruction
The teacher reads the text, stopping periodically to think aloud about the author's inspiration, purpose, and/or genre features. The teacher poses questions that enhance meaning and guide students to read like writers The teacher restates what was learned, then encourages students to use the same strategies as they write independently
    The Mini-Lesson
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An introductory explanation of what is being taught and why A list of materials teachers and students will need to complete the lesson, including the mentor text(s) and appendices that will be used Teacher tells the students what is going to be taught and how it will help them as writers Teacher demonstrates or models the skill or strategy by thinking aloud, revisiting mentor texts, and/or using shared texts Stage of the writing workshop with recommended time frame for instruction
Teacher demonstrates or models the skill or strategy by thinking aloud, revisiting mentor texts, and/or using shared texts Students quickly practice the skill or strategy that was modeled by the teacher, which enables the teacher to do a quick assessment of students' understanding. The teacher restates the skill or strategy learned, tells why it is important, and how it connects to the work students are doing as readers.

PROGRAM AUTHORS
Educational Director

LEAD WRITERS

Director of Professional Development
Senior Program Developer
Content Editor
RF Curriculum Writer
Senior Program Developer
Content Editor
Literacy Trainer
RF Curriculum Writer
Senior Program Developer
Content Editor
RF Curriculum Writer
Senior Program Developer
Content Editor
RF Curriculum Writer
RF Curriculum Writer
RF Curriculum Writer
RF Curriculum Writer
RF Curriculum Writer
RF Curriculum Writer

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS

Senior Program Developer and
Content Editor
Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Senior Editor
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DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
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READING FUNDAMENTALS,
CLASSROOM LIBRARIES, &
BOOK ROOM

Schoolwide also provides CCSS-leveled libraries
and book rooms to support Reading Fundamentals.
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