Reach Higher


Primary/Young Learners

6 Levels

Beginner to Advanced

American English

Up to 15 Teaching Hours/Week

ACADEMIC LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CONTENT FOR AN EDUCATION IN ENGLISH.

Reach Higher guides students to learn English, learn about the world, and learn about themselves through authentic content with a global perspective. Primary students develop the academic language skills and content knowledge they need to get an education in English.

The program uses National Geographic science and social studies content and authentic literature to build content knowledge and develop English literacy through inquiry-based learning. Students work with the content to develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to succeed in their academic studies.

Reach Higher provides students with the skills and strategies to understand stories and literature, and to work with more complex texts that include facts and background knowledge in the subject areas of science and social studies.

Reach Higher teaches the language students need – vocabulary, phonics, reading, writing, and conversations – to work with authentic academic content in English.

Language(s): American English

Overview



Reach Higher guides students to learn English, learn about the world, and about themselves through authentic content with a global perspective. Primary students develop the academic language skills and content knowledge they need for school subjects. Cross-curricular, six-level program showcases original fiction, science, and social studies content to develop English literacy skills. Academic skill-building with phonics support develops students’ global mindset while fostering independent learning. Support for teachers includes a Classroom Presentation Tool, video program, Teacher’s Book, and more, available on the Spark platform. Online Practice assignments on the Spark platform reinforce core learning content, with a Course Gradebook to track progress.






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Authors

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., a Professor at San Diego State University received the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Dr. Frey has published in The Reading Teacher, Engli... more

Lada Kratky

During her 18 years of teaching in K–2 classrooms, as well as teaching Descubriendo la lectura and Reading Recovery, Lada Kratky has fostered a love of reading in hundreds of English-speaking and Span... more

Nonie K Lesaux

Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education Her research and teaching focuses on reading development and preventing reading difficulties of children from linguistically diverse backgroun... more

Deborah J Short

Dr. Short directs Academic Language Research & Training and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. At the Center for Applied Li... more

Sylvia Linan Thompson

Associate Professor and Fellow, University of Texas, Austin As the associate director of the National Research and Development Center on English Language. Dr. Linan-Thompson has developed and examined... more

Jennifer D Turner

Associate Professor, University of Maryland Turner teaches reading education, and multicultural literature and instruction for reading specialists. She has published on exemplary literacy teachers and... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR STUDENTS

  • Student's Book with the Spark platform
  • Spark platform, Instant Access
  • Practice Book
  • Read On Your Own Readers

FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Book
  • Spark Platform

ON THE SPARK PLATFORM

  • Admin Tools
  • Teacher's Resources
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Online Practice
  • Assessment Suite
  • Course Gradebook
Bring your program to life with Spark

Bring the world to your classroom and the classroom to life with the Spark platform - where you can prepare, teach, and assess your classes all in one place!

  • Manage your course and teach great classes with integrated teaching and learning tools.
  • Track student and class performances on independent online practice and assessment.
  • Set up classes and roster students quickly and easily on Spark.

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Series Features
GLOBAL CONTENT
Guides student to learn English, learn about the world, and learn about themselves through authentic content with a global perspective.
PAIRED READING ACTIVITIES
GLOBAL READING SELECTIONS
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC NON-FICTION
VIDEO PROGRAM


ACADEMIC CONTENT
Uses inquiry-based learning with science and social studies content and authentic literature to build content knowledge and develop English literacy, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING
ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
MAKING CONNECTIONS
PROJECTS


LITERACY
Provides the skills and strategies to understand stories and literature, and to work with more complex texts in the subject areas of science and social studies.
TEXT ANALYSIS SKILLS
READING STRATEGIES
SKILLS PRACTICE
WRITING PROJECTS


LANGUAGE SUPPORT
Teaches the language students need - vocabulary, phonics, reading, writing, and conversations - to work with authentic academic content in English.
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
PHONICS
VOCABULARY
LITERACY AND SPELLING


READ ON YOUR OWN
60 decodable readers reinforce the phonics curriculum and high-frequency words for grades 1- 3.
SCIENCE TOPICS
SOCIAL STUDIES TOPICS
AUDIO RECORDINGS
For a Complete Curriculum