Program Materials Imagine It!, an Open Court Reading program, is a comprehensive Reading and Language Arts program. The program contains all the materials necessary to ensure success for both the teachers and the students. Component Description/Features Photo Teacher’s Editions (Pre-K–6) Grade Pre-K: 5 Teacher Editions (2 units per Teacher Edition) K and 1: 10 Teacher Editions at each grade level Grades 2 - 6: 6 Teacher Editions at each grade level Each Teacher’s Edition focuses on a specific theme and depending upon the grade level, contains explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, print and book awareness, alphabetic knowledge, phonics, fluency, word structure, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling and writing, appropriate to the specific grade level. Grade 1 unit 1 Big Books/Little Books (Pre-K–1) Grade Pre-K: 8, K: 12 Grade 1: 11 Big Books encourage young students to interact with fine literature, explore concepts of book and print awareness, expand vocabulary knowledge, and develop listening comprehension. Big Books come in an easy to use Canvas Tote. Little Book versions of the Big Books (identical in every way except size) are a resource for students to read independently or in small groups during Workshop. Grade K Alphabet Book Student Readers (1–6) Grades 1-3: 2 per grade level Grades 4-6: 1 per grade level Each Student Reader contains literature, fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry, which is organized into themes. The literature at all grade levels represents the diversity of our society. In addition, expository selections in science and social studies teach students to read in the content areas, and reinforce key state science and social studies standards. August 8, 2008 Page 1
Component Description/Features Photo · Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Kits (Pre-K–3) Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction and review play a crucial role in . ... Grade 2
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Imagine It!, an Open Court Reading program, is a comprehensive Reading and Language Arts program. The program
contains all the materials necessary to ensure success for both the teachers and the students.
Component Description/Features Photo Teacher’s Editions (Pre-K–6) Grade Pre-K: 5 Teacher Editions (2 units per Teacher Edition) K and 1: 10 Teacher Editions at each grade level Grades 2 - 6: 6 Teacher Editions at each grade level
Each Teacher’s Edition focuses on a specific theme and depending upon the grade level, contains explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, print and book awareness, alphabetic knowledge, phonics, fluency, word structure, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling and writing, appropriate to the specific grade level.
Big Books encourage young students to interact with fine literature, explore concepts of book and print awareness, expand vocabulary knowledge, and develop listening comprehension. Big Books come in an easy to use Canvas Tote. Little Book versions of the Big Books (identical in every way except size) are a resource for students to read independently or in small groups during Workshop.
Grade K Alphabet Book
Student Readers (1–6) Grades 1-3: 2 per grade level Grades 4-6: 1 per grade level
Each Student Reader contains literature, fiction and non-fiction, as well as poetry, which is organized into themes. The literature at all grade levels represents the diversity of our society. In addition, expository selections in science and social studies teach students to read in the content areas, and reinforce key state science and social studies standards.
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Component Description/Features Photo First Reader (Grade 1, Units 5 and 6) Getting Started Reader (Grade 2)
The First Reader helps students in Grade 1 make the transition from controlled decodable text to the authentic literature in the Student Readers. The Getting Started Reader in Grade 2 offers extra support and additional fluency practice for students as they transition from first to second grade.
Grade 1 First Reader Grade 2 Getting Started
Pre-Decodable and Decodable Stories (K–3)
Pre-Decodable Stories help students at Pre-K, K, and Grade 1 learn about concepts of books and print, and practice reading essential high-frequency sight words. Decodable stories provide fluency practice through totally controlled, connected text.
Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction and review play a crucial role in Imagine It!, especially in the primary grades. Components include alphabet and phonics cards, game mats, write-on/wipe-off boards with magnetic uppercase and lowercase letters, and other items to support instruction. Willy the Wisher ( Grade K) Willy the Wisher stories help
kindergarteners develop listening, comprehension and thinking skills, and provide a natural opportunity for building oral language.
Alphabet Sound Card Stories CDs (Grade K): Each engaging Alphabet Sound Card story is presented to help students remember the sound/spelling correspondences presented
Sound/Spelling Card Stories CDs (1–3): Each engaging Sound/Spelling Card story is presented to help students remember the sound/spelling correspondences.
Each unit has three trade books used to build listening comprehension and vocabulary and to develop book and print concepts.
Read-Aloud Collections (Pre-K–6)
Each unit begins with a teacher read-aloud that introduces students to the theme concept and builds background while providing a model of fluent reading.
• Grades K and 1: 10 Books • Grades 2-3: 6 Books • Grades 4-6: Read-Aloud Anthology (each of which includes 6
Grade 1 Sample
Story Time Selections (K): 10 Books
Additional teacher read-aloud books are used as a culminating activity for each kindergarten unit, and ties together what the students have been learning.
Leveled Readers for Fluency, Comprehension, and Vocabulary (1-6)
Fluency Readers correlated to each theme at each grade level provide practice at different independent reading levels for building fluency. They can be used for independent reading or in small instructional groups. For each grade, there are books above, on, and approaching grade level as well as books for English Learners. In addition, there is support for second language learners. While the focus of these readers is to build fluency, students also work on developing background, vocabulary, and comprehension. A Teacher’s Guide with explicit fluency instruction accompanies each grade level set of readers.
• Grade 1: 48 books • Grades 2-6: 72 books for each grade level
Taken from winners of the SRA Teacher/Author contest, these stories and poems match the unit themes and give teachers an opportunity to share their talents with Imagine It! users.
• English: 8 Books-1 per grade level • Spanish: 8 Books-1 per grade level • Poetry: 1 Book includes 1 poem for each grade level
Language Arts Big Book (K–1)
The Language Arts Big Books are designed to present essential language arts and writing skills in an engaging and developmentally appropriate manner to young students.
Language Arts Handbook (2–6)
Lessons in writing, grammar, and mechanics provide students a reference book to learn about and check critical writing, revising, and editing skills. The Language Arts Handbook is an integral part of the writing lessons.
Overhead transparencies support group instruction for comprehension, writing, vocabulary, handwriting, and grammar lessons in the program.
Letters in both English and Spanish for families enhance and strengthen their child’s learning. Letters include information on reading strategies and skills, routines, commonly used reading definitions, and additional practice activities. Suggestions for family projects are included.
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Component Description/Features Photo Sound and Letter Lesson Cards (K) Preparing to Read Lesson Cards (1–6)
All phonics and word knowledge lessons in Grades K–6 are available on convenient reference cards for teachers to use during instruction.
1 book for science and 1 book for Social Studies, each containing multiple selections. They provide additional support for science and social studies content at the kindergarten level. (Lap books are included in the Big Book Package)
Leveled Science Readers (1–6)
Selections help students make connections between what they are working on in their reading lessons and science standards. Instruction is included for practicing study and research skills that support inquiry. Four different levels allow students to read about the same topics on their individualized reading levels. A Teacher’s Guide with explicit fluency instruction accompanies each grade level set of readers.
• Grade 1: 16 Books • Grades 2-6: 24 Books for each level
Leveled Social Studies Readers (1–6)
Selections help students make connections between what they are working on in their reading lessons and social studies standards. Instruction is included for practicing study and research skills that support inquiry. Four different levels allow students to read about the same topics on their individualized reading levels. A Teacher’s Guide with explicit fluency instruction accompanies each grade level set of readers.
• Grade 1: 16 Books • Grades 2-6: 24 Books for each level
Activities for Science, Social Studies, Math, and Art and Artists include leveled reading passages that can be used for differentiated instruction and guided reading. These support students’ reading at their instructional level and encourage students working in small groups or independently on cross-curricular activities. Comprehension, vocabulary and word study activities can be self-checked. This kit also includes opportunities for functional reading which is commonly found in high stakes testing. There is a Teacher’s Guide for each of the Curriculum Connections.
• Grade 1: 160 Activities (with 3 copies of each activity card) • Grades 2-6: 96 Activities per grade level (with 3 copies of
each activity card)
Workshop Kits (Pre-K–6)
Workshop kits include a variety of manipulatives and games for differentiating instruction. There is one kit per grade level. Examples of what is included in these kits are an individual pocket chart, magnetic letters, foam letters, letter cubes, letter cards, generic game boards, tokens, and game cards (1-6) for each grade level to help students practice phonics, grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and other skills. A Teacher Resource Book with games and activities is included in each kit.
There are two Skills Workbooks at each grade level, one for each half of the year, have all the skill sheets conveniently organized by lesson. These skill sheets provide students the opportunity to practice and apply the skills they are learning. These workbooks are an integral part of instruction. Each Skills Workbook is available in three formats—Workbook, Blackline Master (BLM), and Annotated Teacher’s Edition (ATE).
Grade 2 Workbook
Challenge Activities (K-6)
Each lesson in the grade level program has a corresponding Challenge activity to help students stretch to the next level of understanding.
Challenge Novels (4-6)
A trade book is available for each unit with a lesson for each book. These books connect to the unit theme and provide the opportunity for students to read complete trade books, Challenge Novels include a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.
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Component Description/Features Photo Reteach (K-6) (Workbook, BLM, and ATE)
Each lesson in the grade level program has a corresponding Reteach activity for those students needing extra practice and support.
Grade 6 Annotated Teacher’s Edition
Support Activities (K-6) (Workbook and ATE)
Designed for use during Workshop, workbooks provide quick support and extension activities for students.
Grade 2 Workbook
Imagine It! provides a full in-program intervention program to help those students needing additional help in accessing and using the core program. Components include: Intervention Guide: Lesson-by-lesson instructional support for the
core program lessons. These support lessons are designed for use during Workshop, either with the regular classroom teacher or a teacher’s aide.
Intervention Workbook (BLM and ATE) Activities provide practice and support for lessons presented in the Prevention or Intervention Guide.
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Component Description/Features Photo Reading Intervention Kit Classroom Kit that provides strategic intervention lessons for skills in
the five key technical domains of reading: phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The kit is intended for use with small groups of students who need additional instruction and practice in one or all of these areas. Components of the kit include:
• Activity Cards in the five key technical areas (90 lessons per key area)
• Teacher’s Guide • Decodable Takehome • Individual Sound/Spelling Cards • Pocket Chart Picture Cards • Songs and Rhymes CD
English Learner Support (K-6)
Imagine It! provides help to ensure that second language students can be successful in the core program by pre-teaching critical skills, vocabulary and content. Components include: English Learner Support Guide: Lesson-by-lesson support is
provided for the instruction presented in the regular program. English Learner Support Activities (Workbook, BLM, and ATE)
Additional practice and support is included for each lesson in the English Learner Support Guide.
Grade 4 Workbook
English Learner Glossary Compiled from abstract English words found in the Imagine It! program. Designed to assist the ESL student, or any teacher, in explaining the meanings of these English Words.
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Component Description/Features Photo Newcomer English Language Development BLM and CD-ROM (1 book for PreK-6)
Lessons for non English speaking students who are new to the country and need survival Vocabulary in three main areas: Personal, School, and Community. Lessons contain an introduction, a guided practice section, an apply section, and take-home pages. In addition to the visuals present on the take-home the Photo Library CD includes images that relate to lesson topics that can be printed out and used throughout most of the lessons.
Photo Library K-6 Grade specific photo library cards that help visual and English
Language learners build strong vocabulary and oral language skills with collections of original photographs and terms translated in 11 key languages.
Intensive Vocabulary Kit K-3 Designed to enhance the Imagine It! vocabulary strand and to increase the vocabulary knowledge of students who require extra support. Components of the kit include read aloud anthology, teacher’s resource book, and vocabulary picture cards. Lessons provide fifteen to twenty minutes of daily vocabulary instruction and include a weekly instructional plan and suggested extension activities.
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Component Description/Features Photo Assessment
Assessment is an integral part of Imagine It! The Assessment ranges from initial diagnosis to continuing formal and informal checks of progress to final summative measures of overall learning.
Lesson Assessment (Pre-K–6)
Lesson Assessments measure learning in key instructional areas appropriate to each grade level. Depending upon the grade level, there are measures for comprehension, selection vocabulary, spelling, and oral fluency. In Pre-K, assessment is more observational than formal. These assessments provide exposure to and practice in standardized test-taking formats as well as those formats used in DIBELS and TPRI.
Benchmark Assessment (K–6)
Benchmark Assessments, authored by Doug and Lynn Fuchs, serve as a predictor of success on state and other high-stakes tests. These assessments are administered at the beginning of each year and every 6 weeks thereafter.
Assessment BLM CD-ROM (K–6)
Blackline Masters of the Assessments can be printed off the CD.
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Component Description/Features Photo eAssess Online (1–6) (See technology section for CD version)
Real-time assessment information can be retrieved from all program assessments and tracked over time by student, class, building, and district levels. Questions correlated to state standards help gauge student readiness for state tests. Based on test data, teachers can individualize instruction to match the performance level of each student. Hand-held technology can be incorporated with Online Assessment for easier teacher tracking.
• Online Progress Reporter: • Allows for fast test-building with immediate scoring and data
collection. • Create a test by state standard and build using a state test
format. • Standards Reports, graphical reports, and instruction planner
reports provide for valuable remediation on state standards • Question Banks consist of Lesson Assessment questions. • Students can take test on computer or paper. • System can score all but S/A questions.
State-Specific Materials (K–6) (Customized Tabs)
State-specific tabs are inserted into Teacher’s Editions to include state standards at point of use. See your manager if your state is included on this list
Florida Grade 2
State Assessment Workbooks (K–6)
Practice and preparation for state-specific tests are available. See your manager if your state is included on this list
Florida Grade 6 Workbook
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Component Description/Features Photo Professional Development (PreK-6)
Professional Development Guides give teachers more in-depth information and education on:
• 428 activities total in the program. • Activities based on four major skills – phonics, spelling,
writing, and vocabulary. • eGames provide a fun environment for helping students
practice multi-skill based activities. • Integrated audio helps support comprehension.
Comic Scramble-4th Gr. Word Blast-2nd Gr.
eStudent Reader (Grade 1–6) (CD-ROM and online)
Students can access selections as well as practice and support for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
• Each Student Reader displayed in appealing Flash platform. • Each page contains an audio track of the reading selection. • View pages by spread or single page. • Highlight important instruction directly on the page. • Use the TOC to jump quickly to a page. • Highlighting tool shows selection vocabulary
eAlphabet Book (K) and eFrom A to Z (Pre-K) (CD-ROM and online as part of the ePlanner)
Brings the print book to life with animations, music, and an audio read of the stories for each letter.
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Component Description/Features Photo e-Background Videos (Pre-K–6) (CD-ROM and online as part of ePresentation)
Videos accompany each unit to provide background information and to stimulate students’ interest in inquiry.
• One video per Unit • Captures the unit theme through the use of real-life audio,
digital photos, and video. • Integrates Unit vocabulary throughout the videos. • Allows students to “experience” the theme if they have never
been introduced to them in their personal lives.
eAlphabet Sound Cards (K) Brings the sound cards to life with animations, music, and an audio
read of the jingles for each alphabet card.
eSound/Spelling Cards (1-3) Brings the sound cards to life with animations, music, and an audio read of the jingles for each sound card.
eDecodable Stories Activities (PreK–3) (CD-ROM and online)
Decodable Stories Activities expand the use of the decodable stories at grades PreK-3.
• Two learning modes: Read and Listen. • Read – Students can click on individual words and listen to
pronunciation. • Listen – Each story read aloud to the student.
• Engaging web-based activities for each Unit. • A themed project for students to complete individually or in
small groups, resulting in a presentation to the class. • Students use pre-screened web sites to gather data and
record answers to questions within a journal supplied. • Rubrics supplied.
eFluency (1-6) (Online only)
Students read passages from Fluency Readers onscreen into a microphone or listen to the selection as it is read.
• Read, record, and play back passages taken from the Fluency Readers.
• Teacher can listen to each recording and view the total elapsed time for the student to read each passage and the date recorded.
eTeacher’s Edition (Pre-K–6) (CD-ROM and online)
Teachers can access selections, BLMs, professional development, and other teacher supports through a single-entry dashboard.
• Each TE book displayed in visually appealing Flash platform. • Zoom in/out features • View pages by spread or single page. • Highlight important instruction directly on the page. • Add personal notes directly on the page. • Use the TOC to jump quickly to a page.
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Component Description/Features Photo ePlanner (PreK–6) (CD-ROM and online)
Information tracking and organizing devices help teachers make the most effective use of materials. Teacher’s can customize the lesson planner and each day’s objectives to correlate with state standards.
• Interconnection! – The hub of the eSuite. The majority of the technology components in the eSuite can be launched from ePlanner.
• Set up your non-instructional days for the year then ‘pour’ your grade level curriculum in to create an instant pacing guide.
• Daily lesson plans include links to program BLMs • All 50 states correlated and standards displayed for each
daily lesson plan. • Email/Export/Print daily lesson plan • Move daily lesson plans to other calendar days and indicate
ePresentation (K-6) • Save time by using these customized slides to share with the
class – color-coded by section and set in order of the print scope and sequence.
• Unit openers feature Background Builder videos to introduce the theme of the Unit.
• A foundation on which to build each daily lesson. Use as an enhancement to the print program.
• Teacher Tips conveniently placed throughout slides.
eAssess CD-ROM (1-6) (See Assessment section for online version)
Lesson and Benchmark Assessments can be taken online by the student, or data from student assessments can be entered by the teacher. This data is then used to report student achievement and to identify instructional needs. Prescriptions are developed based on student data. In addition, groups for Workshop and differentiated instruction based upon assessment data can be provided. Examview Platform
• Build tests quickly using Quick Test Wizard. • Create a test by state standard and build using a state test
format. • Add new questions or Edit existing questions. • Question Banks consist of Lesson Assessment questions. • Students can take test on computer, paper, or scan card. • Reports include: Class and Student Reports • Computer can score all but S/A questions.
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Component Description/Features Photo eSuite for Teacher’s CD-ROM (PreK-6)
Packages which includes the following items: • eFrom A to Z (PreK) • eAlphabet Book (K) • eAlphabet Sound Cards (PreK-K) • eSound/Spelling Cards (1-3) • eTeacher’s Edition (PreK-6) • ePlanner (PreK-6) • eAssess (1-6) • ePresentation (K-6) • eDecodable Stories (PreK-3) • eBackground Builders (PreK-6)
Grade 1 Sample
Listening Library CDs (Pre-K–6) Each Big Book and Student Reader selection is recorded and can be used in a variety of ways to model reading fluency, for read-alongs, to review and reinforce story content, and for preteaching of selections.
A website that provides an overview of the program, including videos from well known authors, features and benefits, and instructional information. The website also provides information and support for teachers and parents with engaging activities for students Pre-K–6 and resources.