Print Resources for the Digital Age​

Providing Intervention Program Support for Summer-School, Extended-Year, and Extended-Day Learning​

During the past year, educators have been forced to abruptly shift their instruction, and their efforts have been nothing short of heroic in order to ensure learning could continue in a variety of environments. Many have turned to technology, and while the situation has been far from perfect, teachers and students have been able to communicate, lessons have been taught, and most importantly, learning has continued. But the drawbacks of an all-digital instruction model have begun to emerge. As educators consider their instructional options this summer and beyond, it will be important to take print-based resources under consideration.

The Challenges of a Digital-Only Model

Equity Issues

According to a recent EdWeek article, schools across the country are struggling with attendance, and they point to a lack of basic technology as the problem. 

Screen Fatigue

Another post from EdWeek discusses a new research study which "sounds another note of caution about the effects of exposing children, particularly younger ones, to significantly more screen time."

Staffing Challenges

Schools are challenged by staffing shortages and the need to plan for and implement flexible instruction models this summer and beyond. 

ESSER-Aligned Print Instruction to Enhance Learning

Whether digital or print, no teaching model is complete without dedicated, hardworking educators providing and supporting instruction. Educators looking to support students during summer-school, extended-year, or extended-day learning can do so by supplementing with print materials. Through Ready Mathematics, Ready Reading, and Ready Writing, learners of all levels become active participants in their own learning, fortified by deep knowledge and reasoning skills that stay with them in their years ahead. Teachers, tutors, and other staff get the guidance and tools they need to help them meet the needs of all learners, while strengthening their instructional practice.

Ready Math, Reading, and Writing books.

Ready Mathematics, Ready Reading, and Ready Writing

Students have the opportunity to shine when they are challenged by rigorous yet reachable instruction in the classroom. Ready was designed to give K–8 students of all levels that opportunity with accessible, engaging instruction. With our research-based program, educators receive the guidance and tools they need to help meet the needs of all learners, while strengthening their instructional practice.

Magnetic Reading book cover.

Magnetic Reading (Grades 3–5)

Magnetic Reading is a new Grades 3–5 reading comprehension program that builds knowledge, scaffolds instruction to support all learners, and uses actionable data to save teachers time. It is designed to build knowledge and help students make connections between texts and includes culturally relevant texts and culturally responsive instructional strategies to help students of all backgrounds become part of a thriving reading community.

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Phonics for Reading

Authored by reading expert, Dr. Anita Archer, PHONICS for Reading is a systematic, research-based intervention program that accelerates instruction for struggling readers in Grades 3–12 by equipping them with the tools necessary to decode with confidence. PHONICS for Reading also ties seamlessly into your i-Ready Assessment data, enabling you to identify the population of students in need and the level of support each student requires.

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