ReadyGEN moves from teacher-directed to student-centered learning. Every lesson follows the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model with the goal of building independent readers and writers.
”I Do, We Do, You Do.”
ReadyGEN unit themes are thought provoking and open-ended. They help students explore different angles of a unifying concept and promote in-depth understanding.
Put 12 full-length literary and informational texts in the hands of every child. Harness the power of authentic texts for literacy and language learning. Meet your state’s text complexity requirements.
At the heart of ReadyGEN is the reciprocity between reading and writing. Students write to sources and cite evidence, developing close reading habits. They write in different modes, including Informative, Narrative, and Opinion writing. The writing process guides students with a clear approach.
Each ReadyGEN lesson includes a Close Reading routine. Students learn how to approach complex texts by citing text evidence, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing craft and structure.
ReadyGEN uses a generative approach to vocabulary instruction. Words are taught in clusters, with a focus on key words that are critical to understanding the text.
Scaffolded instruction helps you teach all learners. Use modeling, read alouds, graphic organizers, and small group work. The Scaffolded Strategies Handbook helps modify lessons.
Close gaps right away. ReadyUp! offers integrated intervention that pulls students up, not out. Access in-depth instruction, practice, and assessment when students need it.
Task-based writing activities improve reading comprehension. A culminating Performance-Based Assessment allows students to present, reflect, and respond to a task.
Interactive anchor texts, digital publishing tools, and game-based online activities increase student engagement while building literacy skills. Encourage learning anytime and anywhere!