My school district uses Open Court as our core reading program. Open Court Reading 2002 ensures that every child receives the best reading instruction available. This structured program teaches children through a systematic and explicit scaffolding of skills that build upon each other. By taking into account the individual needs of students and providing them with practice and engaging reading materials.
You've heard it before, “there isn't enough time to fit it all in!!!” I have found a way to integrate each lesson's phonics and Shared Reading material into my daily routine.This tool is great for all learners in your classroom, but especially effective for English Language Learners. Each unit comes complete with workshop activities (Linguistic pattern, making words with shared reading vocabulary, word searches, etc.) incentives, observation charts, pictorals, a process grid, poetry packet,writing rubric customized for each unit . These activites reinforce the phonics and comprehension skills being studies. They are useful and engaging tools that can be done independently.