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Insights: Reading as Thinking

Grades K–8

Simply your best resource for reading comprehension instruction - for ALL students!

Teach the thinking strategies that are essential to your students' success with this researched-based, classroom-validated reading program.

Develop students' critical thinking processes for higher standardized test scores and model effective learning strategies to increase their understanding of literature. INSIGHTS minimizes preparation time with easy-to-implement lesson plans and incorporates proven teaching strategies that assure success for all your students.

 

 

What it is...

This researched-based, classroom-validated program successfully develops for all students the comprehension strategies that are characteristic of the best readers. INSIGHTS models how to select, apply, monitor, and evaluate the thinking processes that are imperative for all different purposes and types of reading, from basal and content-area textbooks to trade books.


What it does...

INSIGHTS translates research on reading – and reading instruction – into practical teaching materials that help educators meet the needs of every student, even in the most diverse classrooms.

INSIGHTS:

  • Accommodates a wide range of settings, from whole class to small groups and individuals
  • Supports not only developmental reading, but remedial reading, ESOL, and Special Education students as well
  • Minimizes preparation time with concise, easy-to-implement lesson plans, carefully developed student activities, and proven teaching strategies.

How it works...

INSIGHTS provides explicit, systematic, and sequenced instruction to help students read fiction and nonfiction strategically. Units begin with a review of prerequisite skills so all students can participate in the unit’s instruction. Each lesson builds systematically from the previous one, modeling how and when to apply the strategy developed in the unit. A system of prompts and supports are gradually withdrawn to help students become proficient independent learners.


How it works for you...

Each INSIGHTS Teacher Manual:

  • Serves as a model of professional development, offering classroom-tested suggestions and exemplary teaching strategies for every unit of instruction
  • Provides research-validated, "best-practice" instructional strategies for both veteran and novice teachers alike
  • Offers a variety of options for accommodating individual teaching styles, allowing you to tailor your instruction to fit the individual needs of your students
  • Offers ample opportunities for direct transfer of strategies to all types of classroom literature

COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES

Grades K-8

Develop the strategies characteristic of the best readers, through instruction that makes them accessible to all learners. Offers ample opportunities for direct transfer of strategies to all types of classroom literature, such as basals, trade books, or supplementary programs.

* K-3 also available in Spanish (Please call 800.225.3214 to order by phone.)


PHONICS IN CONTEXT

Grades K-2

Build the phonemic awareness students need for early success in reading. Provides multi-sensory phonics instruction as part of the process of comprehending.


CONTENT AREA STRATEGIES

Grades 3-8

Focus on the unique strategies required for content area reading. Improves student performance in all curricular areas including math, science, and social studies.

Classroom Sets include 1 Teacher Manual and 30 Student Books.
$380.00

Student Books contain classroom-tested activities carefully sequenced to assure that all students attain the objectives of the unit.
$9.50

Teacher Manuals provide research-validated "best-practice" strategies to support all types of teachers and learners.
$95.00

INSIGHTS units include the elements that research and classroom experience indicate are essential to student success.

  • Lesson format guides direct instruction in reading strategies, and assures transfer to daily reading.
  • Every unit begins with a review of prerequisite skills so all students can participate in the unit’s instruction.
  • Each lesson builds systematically from the previous one, modeling how and when, to apply the strategy developed in the unit.
  • Integrated assessment provides feedback on the learning process.
  • Enrichment activities extend learning in challenging and creative ways.
  • Additional activities are designed for reteaching the core of the unit using an alternative teaching method or modality.
  • Parent letters and literature lists in every unit communicate classroom goals to the home.

Scope & Sequence for Insights: Comprehension Strategies (K-8)

Scope & Sequence for Insights: Phonics in Context (K-2)

Scope & Sequence for Insights: Content Area Strategies (3-8)