The Teacher Materials are complete, concise, and straightforward to use.
These materials are provided:
- Whole Class Teacher's Guides
- SUPER Magazine Teacher's Guides
- Book Club Teacher's Guides
- Assessment Books
- Backpack Pages Books
- Cursive Handwriting Teacher Edition
Each lesson in the Whole Class Teacher's Guides begins with Daily Routines for reinforcing and assessing recently taught skills. Lessons continue with step-by-step instruction for teaching skills using Word Work Book pages, followed by fluency instruction and practice with the two-page Reader story for the day.
Every lesson in the Whole Class Teacher's Guides also includes daily writing instruction. Lessons teach the writing process, mechanics, and how to write different types of text. Throughout the school year, children write their own personal narratives, fiction stories, research reports, how-to texts, book reviews, opinion speeches, and more.
The SUPER Magazine Teacher's Guides provide ten lessons for teaching each issue of the magazine. Lessons explain how to guide children as they read each article, teach key comprehension skills for informational texts, and build content knowledge and vocabulary.
The Book Club Teacher's Guides provide ten lessons for teaching each book. Lessons explain how to guide children's reading as they read, teach key comprehension skills for literary texts, and build vocabulary and fluency.
The Assessment Book for each semester contains reproducible formal tests for assessing comprehension, fluency, and writing. The comprehension assessments can also be taken online. In addition, the books provide tips for informal assessment and record-keeping forms. Online versions of the tests are also available for students to take independently.
The Backpack Pages Book for each semester has reproducible spelling and fluency activities for homework each week.
The Zaner-Bloser Handwriting 2C Teacher Edition is included in the Teacher Materials box. Lessons teach all 26 lowercase and uppercase cursive letters and numerals 1–10, along with strategies for making writing legible. Consumable Student Edition workbooks and Practice Masters are available.