This emergent reader program features progressive reading levels which increase in difficulty as the student gains reading skills. Sparks offers reading success for beginning readers, ELL, ESL, and ENL students, as well as for struggling readers. All titles are carefully leveled by Fountas & Pinnell and The Lexile® Framework for Reading. Each title has a customized Teacher Resource Guide that emphasizes literacy skills and includes reproducible activity sheets. Sparks promotes a variety of literacy skills, such as vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, fluency, phonological awareness, and writing throughout the entire program. All Science and Social Studies titles are also available in Spanish language editions.
Each book begins with a picture dictionary that previews words students will encounter in the text. These words are reinforced throughout the book by the use of photo labels.
Each book concludes with a “Do You Know?” critical thinking feature that encourages students to use the vocabulary and information they’ve used in the book to answer the question.
Teacher Resource Package
This unique resource package includes a lesson plan that clearly states the goals and literacy standards being taught, reproducible activity sheets, extension activities, and additional recommended resources.
Literacy skills are emphasized and included with each lesson plan and are also listed on the comprehensive scope and sequence documents. SPARKS promotes a variety of literacy skills, such as vocabulary, comprehension, phonics, fluency, phonological awareness, and writing throughout the entire program.