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.
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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 Tool
  • Teacher's Resources
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Online Practice
  • Assessment Suite
  • Course Gradebook


Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
TEACH LESSONS CONFIDENTLY
VIDEO
ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
TEACHER DASHBOARD
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING


REACH FOR THE STARS ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PRE-MADE TESTS AND QUIZZES FOR PRINT OR ONLINE DELIVERY
FULLY ADAPTABLE
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