Reach for the Stars


Content-based English

5-year-old Kindergarten students

One, full-year program delivered through three Student's Books

100-150 instructional hours (complete program)

Phonics and early literacy for school readiness

Reach for the Stars is a three-book phonics and early literacy program that prepares very young learners to study school subjects in English. It combines best practices for teaching phonics with real-world photography to help learners read, write, and talk about themselves and the world around them.

  • Systematic phonics instruction is taught through real-world examples and photography.
  • Songs and chants introduce the language and vocabulary learners need to speak confidently.
  • Video and projects help learners develop key social-emotional skills for school success.

Language(s): American English

Overview



Reach for the Stars is a three-book phonics and early literacy program that prepares very young learners to study school subjects in English. It combines best practices for teaching phonics with real-world photography to help learners read, write, and talk about themselves and the world around them.  



  • Systematic phonics instruction is taught through real-world examples and photography. 

  • Songs and chants introduce the language and vocabulary learners need to speak confidently.  

  • Video and projects help learners develop key social-emotional skills for school success.  

  • Spark platform allows teachers to assign interactive activities, tests and quizzes, access the Classroom Presentation Tool, and track student progress in a Course Gradebook.






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Author

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
Buying Options/Components

FOR STUDENTS

  • Student's Book with the Spark platform
  • Spark platform, Instant Access
  • 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
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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
READY FOR THE WORLD
Global competency and social-emotional skills are developed using real-world examples, photography, and video.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING FOCUS THROUGH VIDEO WITH THEMES LIKE TAKING TURNS, TAKING CARE OF THE EARTH, AND HELPING OTHERS


READY FOR ENGLISH
Developed through songs and chants, language frames, theme and school subject vocabulary practice, and an emphasis on listening and speaking.
SONGS AND CHANTS
DISCUSSION FRAMES FOR CONFIDENT SPEAKING


READY FOR SCHOOL
Achieved through systematic phonics instruction, letter formation, decoding, and activities that teach academic English language in school subjects like literacy, math, schience, and social studies.
SYSTEMATIC PHONICS INSTRUCTION