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Reading Street Overview

Scott Foresman's Reading Street is designed to help teachers build readers through motivating and engaging literature, scientifically research-based instruction, and a
wealth of reliable teaching tools. The reading program takes the guesswork out of differentiating instruction with a strong emphasis on ongoing progress-monitoring and an explicit plan to help with managing small groups of students. In addition, Reading Street prioritizes skill instruction at each grade level, so teachers can be assured they will focus on the right reading skill, at the right time, and for every student. Scott Foresman Reading Street is a comprehensive reading program for Kindergarten through Grade Six that is built on solid research and prioritizes the five core areas of reading instruction for every grade:
• Phonemic Awareness
• Phonics
• Fluency
• Vocabulary
• Text Comprehension

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Reading Street provides a rich variety of genres that include a balance of fiction and
nonfiction. Content-area connections support science and social studies instruction
every week. With a greater emphasis on informational text, Reading Street prepares
students for the kinds of selections they will encounter on state assessments.

Differentiated Instruction

Reading Street instruction is systematic, explicit, and highly focused for all ability
levels. Each unit gives a clear road map to differentiate instruction for On-Level,
Strategic Intervention, and Advanced readers. Group Time throughout each lesson
provides scaffolded instruction for all readers. Built-in lessons for Strategic Intervention
and Advanced learners supplement core instruction every day. Weekly Leveled
Readers and Leveled Practice help every student practice and apply comprehension
skills and vocabulary in appropriate texts. 


Reading Street begins the year with the Baseline Group Test to make initial grouping
decision. Progress is monitored during instruction and identifies students’ needs along
the way. The Unit Benchmark Test measures student performance and can be used to
regroup. The End-of-Year Benchmark Test gives a summative assessment and shows
how far students have come.

ELL Instruction

Reading Street paves the way with highly focused ELL instruction, practice, and
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resources to meet all proficiency levels and provides an ELL Reader every week to
build vocabulary, provide text support, and enrich language skills. 

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