Longman Cornerstone is a multi-level program designed for elementary English learners and struggling readers whose academic achievement is two or more years below grade level. Longman Cornerstone explicit, intensive, and focused instruction accelerates students' language acquisition, reading comprehension, vocabulary and oral and written communication skills.
Through this focused instruction, students will quickly begin achieving academic success through the elimination of "word poverty," which is a proven predictor of future academic achievement.
Longman Cornerstone blends rigorous, research-based reading and language skills instruction together with a balance of content-area readings and age-appropriate, high-interest stories. In addition, this series incorporates the focused and purposeful instructional principles of Understanding by Design, which allow students to demonstrate their understanding and mastery of skills through multiple formal and informal assessment opportunities. Through this process, students will be equipped with the key transferable academic skills necessary for lifelong success.
Pearson encourages 21st century learning by infusing the core subjects and themes throughout our programs—Life and Career Skills, Learning and Innovation Skills, and Information, Media, and Technology Skills. The ultimate goal—to ensure that every child is prepared for the 21st century with skills like critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, innovation and global competence.
Language-acquisition expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, has worked exclusively with Pearson to embed powerful teaching approaches into Pearson programs, ensuring that English language learners receive the same high quality education as their peers. Dr. Cummins’ expertise in literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as the role of technology in promoting language and literacy development, have made Pearson programs the most effective resources for today’s ELLs.
Pearson offers complete and cohesive support to help you implement the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Professional development opportunities, aligned content, assessment, and school services are available to familiarize you with the standards and help you learn about key changes and requirements. Pearson promises to be with you throughout the transition period—and beyond.