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Engage Literacy

Program Overview

  • 286 Precisely Leveled readers
  • Thematically linked Fiction and Nonfiction pairs (C-P)
  • Guided Reading Levels A-V, Early Intervention Levels 1-30, Reading Recovery Levels 1-20+
  • Comprehensive teacher support
  • Text dependent and inferential questions for every page in every book of the program
  • Recurring characters include Min the Monkey, Lea, Baby Dinosaur, Little Sea Horse, Mr. Lee and Kate and her dog Max
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Program Resources

Mentor Lesson Videos

Engage Literacy logo Engage Literacy is a comprehensive literacy program (K-3) that can be used with an individual, small-group and/or whole class focus. The core elements of a balanced literacy program have been covered, i.e. written language (reading and writing) and oral language (speaking and listening.) The program covers reading levels 1 to 30 (GRL A-P), and includes both fiction and non-fiction texts. All texts are curriculum linked, and Levels 2 to 30 fiction texts link thematically to corresponding nonfiction titles.
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Engage Literacy Advance continues the core elements of our balanced literacy program with fiction and nonfiction text at levels N-V. Engage Literacy Advance was developed to build on a student's prior knowledge and make new connections based on these previous understandings. Through engaging, high-interest fiction and nonfiction texts, students will become active participants in their own learning and in the reading process.

     

 


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  • 16 fiction titles and 16 nonfiction titles
  • 5 nonfiction titles thematically linked with 5 of the nonfiction titles at level 2
  • Program recurring characters introduced. Min the Monkey and Lea.
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher/s Resource Guide includes BLMs and Oral Reading Records for each title

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  • 34 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title

 






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  • 24 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title






 


Click here to View Book
  • 24 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title






 


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  • 32 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title




 


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  • 24 precisely leveled fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Recurring characters continue with Lea, Kate and her dog Max
  • Introduce new words to known words at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher/s Resource Guide includes BLMs and Oral Running Records for each title




 


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  • 16 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher/s Resource Guide includes BLM/s and Oral Reading Records for each title








 


Click here to View Book
  • 24 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher/s Resource Guide includes BLM/s and Oral Reading Records for each title







 


Click here to View Book
  • 16 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher/s Resource Guide includes BLM/s and Oral Reading Records for each title







 

  • 12 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title








 

  • 8 precisely leveled little books thematically linked by level
  • Introduce new words to known at a ratio of 1:20
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Resource Guide includes BLM's and Oral Reading Records for each title





 




Engage Literacy AdvanceEngage Literacy Advance

Engage Literacy Advance continues the core elements of our balanced literacy program with fiction and nonfiction text at levels N-V. Engage Literacy Advance was developed to build on a student's prior knowledge and make new connections based on these previous understandings. Through engaging, high-interest fiction and nonfiction texts, students will become active participants in their own learning and in the reading process.



Engage Literacy Advance Program Features:

  • A balance of fiction and nonfiction at each grade
  • Precisely leveled complex text
  • Content for grade-level science and social studies standards
  • Extended page count
  • Recurring characters to support comprehension
  • Text types to support a wide variety of genres





 




How the Elephant Got Its Trunk
  • 8 fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Genres included: Biography/Adventure, Pourquoi Tale, Mystery, Fairy Tales, Historical Fiction and Informational Text








 

When Forces and Motion Collide
  • 4 fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Genres included: Science Fiction, Historical/Diary and Informational Text








 

Sofia and the Stone
  • 12 fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Recurring characters continue with Max Jupiter and Sofia
  • Genres included: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Biography and Informational Text








 

Sailing to Freedom
  • 16 fiction and non-fiction titles
  • Recurring characters continue with Cassia
  • Genres included: Science Fiction, Pourquoi Tale, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Report, Biography, Narrative, Informational Text








 


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  • 23 levelled story books for introducing and teaching the first 100 high frequency sight words
  • Great for early language learners and intervention for students struggling with literacy development
  • Each story has a word list and introduces 3-6 new Wonder Words in a real literacy context. These new words are reinforced and repeated in later stories
  • Comprehensive Teacher's Notes and BLM's for each title


 


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Designed to be used in pairs or small groups, these books provide 11 “posters” with different settings that will be familiar to students. An interactive CD is included with each book to provide activities and continued language development through an Interactive White Board or a computer.

Provides opportunities to develop students’ oral language in the following skill areas

  • Vocabulary development
  • Receptive language
  • Expressive language
  • Sentence structure
  • Pragmatics/expressive and receptive behaviours
  • Questioning and answering

 

Support your Emergent, Early and Fluent readers with these interactive E-books delivered via the web. Our new web access platform is available 24/7 through any Internet connection. This means teachers and students can access the E-books from home. There is no limit to the number of students accessing 1 book at any time, so a whole class can read the same book at the same time!

Features

  • Audio provides a fluent model with rate appropriate cadence and prosody for Emergent, Early, and Fluent Readers
  • Text highlighting to match audio
  • Ability to turn audio on or off
  • Compatible with multiple platforms

 

Engage Literacy offers one matching digital poster for each title in Levels 1 – 15 (Magenta – Green) to support the language and literacy skills taught in these books.

  • Builds comprehension by providing scaffold of instruction to the paired books
  • Incorporates rhyme, rhythm and repetition
  • Interactive White Board compatible for whole-group instruction




Engage Literacy offers one matching digital poster for each title in Levels 1 – 15 (Magenta – Green) to support the language and literacy skills taught in these books.

  • Authentic texts for assessing students' guided reading level
  • Fiction and Nonfiction texts (40 books for levels A-K; 20 text cards for levels L-P)
  • Engaging, authentically written text
  • Instructional support for teachers makes this an easy-to-implement classroom tool
  • Easy to manage kit can be used with any literacy program where students' Guided Reading Levels are needed


 

By using the Comprehension Strategy Kit, students build confidence in their reading by gaining access to graduated, leveled content of increasing text complexity and experience in making meaning from text. The Engage Literacy Comprehension Strategy Kit includes explicit instruction for teaching and modeling 9 key comprehension strategies.

Key Strategies included:

  • Clarifying/Monitoring
  • Evaluating
  • Inferring
  • Making Connections
  • Predicting
  • Questioning
  • Summarizing
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Visualizing