Build Your Students' Confidence
Each text is controlled for the phonograms taught in the corresponding Essentials unit to ensure students are able to decode every word without guessing. Students will build fluency with a variety of texts to apply the phonograms and spelling rules while learning about new topics and building their confidence.
Engage Your Students with High-Interest Texts
The Essentials Reader includes phonics-controlled texts to help older students develop the skills needed to read both informational texts and literature. This decodable reader introduces students to new sports, inspiring historical figures, multicultural topics, poems, STEM topics, and more.
The Essentials Reader is prompted within the scripted lessons throughout the Essentials Teacher's Guide.
Grow Comprehension Skills Needed for Academic Success
The Essentials Reader Teacher's Guide and Student Activity Book include pre-reading, post-reading, and extension activities to activate your students' background knowledge, build reading fluency, and develop the skills needed to comprehend academic texts across various subjects.
Develop Strong Composition and Pre-Writing Skills at the Same Time
The Essentials Reader Set incorporates lessons in note-taking as well as a wide variety of composition activities that help develop your students' writing and reading skills simultaneously.
Teaching Students with Varying Levels of Skill Can Be Easy!
A complete guide that reinforces the Five Essential Skills of Reading and teaches comprehension, vocabulary, and decoding skills!
It is Through Practice that Students Can Build Mastery!
With the Essentials Reader Student Activity Book, practice is engaging and fun! This student book is filled with dozens of practice pages that strengthens and refines literacy skills.
Looking to incorporate additional controlled readers? Foundations decodable readers make excellent practice for students who enjoy fun, youthful, illustrations! Use this tool to incorporate them into your Essentials lessons.Foundations Reader Placement Tool for Essentials
The entire Essentials curriculum can flex with you and your student!