LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CONTENT FOR CONTINUED ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN ENGLISH
Lift prepares multilingual teenagers with the academic language and literacy skills they need to study cross-curricular subjects and literature from around the world, participate in academic discussions, and apply themselves in and out of the classroom.
ON THE SPARK PLATFORM
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!
High frequency vocabulary for a school environment and subject-specific vocabulary for social studies, science, and math ensure learners are set up for success in all their classes.
Learners practice vocabulary and language structures through reading passages, video, and ‘Reader’s Theater’ scripts.
A systematically sequenced series of activities increase oral and written vocabulary and develop academic language skills.
The Spark platform hosts further language support with speaking and listening opportunities, additional reading passages, and games and activities to practice language.
Presentation-ready displays, with corresponding scripts in the Teacher’s Book, support effective instruction.
Sound spelling cards provide visual cues linking sounds and spellings.
A placement test informs at which of the four starting points each student should be placed within the Phonics program. Progress checks measure their cumulative decoding skills and knowledge of high frequency words.
Extensive skills practice, including age-appropriate decodable readings, ensures students build their foundational skills.