MPS Literacy/Bilingual/ELD Review

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) parents and students, welcome to Vista Higher Learning—your partner in language learning. Explore below to access the highest-quality integrated print and digital solutions for all language learners—from those learning a new language, improving a second language, or perfecting their native language. We hope you enjoy our language programs, designed to meet the specific needs of all MPS students. 

K–5 Spanish

Antología, Grade K 

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Antología, Grade 1

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Antología, Grade 2

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Antología, Grade 3

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Antología, Grade 4

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Antología, Grade 5

Antología: Lecturas culturales meets the varied needs of today’s Spanish learners—those in the dual-language elementary classroom, foreign-language-in-the-elementary-school (FLES) setting, or Spanish-language immersion program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

6–8 Spanish

En Español, Grade 7 

En Español, Grade 7 builds communication skills for real-world purpose and develops language and literacy skills through authentic literature from Latin America and Spain. The program emphasizes vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; offers an in-depth guided analysis of authentic texts; and presents current language and grammatical rules according to the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy).

En Español, Grade 8

En Español, Grade 8 builds communication skills for real-world purpose and develops language and literacy skills through authentic literature from Latin America and Spain. The program emphasizes vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; offers an in-depth guided analysis of authentic texts; and presents current language and grammatical rules according to the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy).

Español Yabisí, Grade 6

Español Yabisí teaches Spanish language arts through a balanced literacy approach, strengthening critical thinking skills via high-interest readings and activities. It provides immediate online application through interactive activities, fosters a love for reading through fiction and nonfiction reading selections from the Hispanic world, and presents current language and grammatical rules according to the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy).

Galería de lengua y cultura, Level A

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Students are engaged with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

Galería de lengua y cultura, Level B

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Students are engaged with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

Galería de lengua y cultura, Level C

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Students are engaged with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

Galería de lengua y culture, Level 1

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Students are engaged with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

Galería de lengua y cultura, Level 2

This Spanish-as-a-heritage-language series is the first of its kind, created specifically for U.S. heritage and native speakers in order to bridge the language gap and promote bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Students are engaged with the language as they meet artists, poets, mathematicians, scientists, and other iconic cultural figures of the past and present, from all regions of the Spanish-speaking world!

K–5 ESL

Connect, Level K

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 1

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 2

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 3

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 4

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 5

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Connect, Level 6

English learners (ELs) face the unique challenge of learning English as they are also learning grade-level content through English. Connect is a new, comprehensive standards based English language development built to support students who are at risk of falling behind due to language barriers. This powerful print and digital solution focuses on developing communication and literacy skills, as well as academic knowledge in the contents areas of math, science, social studies, music, and art.

Get Ready! Sail

Get Ready! is a comprehensive elementary program for newcomer and beginning-level proficiency students. Published in two volumes, the curriculum is built on specialized knowledge necessary for working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, the assets they bring into the classroom, and the academic challenges they face. Get Ready! Sail is for primary elementary grades and Get Ready! Soar is for upper elementary grades.

Get Ready! Soar

Get Ready! is a comprehensive elementary program for newcomer and beginning-level proficiency students. Published in two volumes, the curriculum is built on specialized knowledge necessary for working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, the assets they bring into the classroom, and the academic challenges they face. Get Ready! Sail is for primary elementary grades and Get Ready! Soar is for upper elementary grades.

Anthology, Grade K

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Anthology, Grade 1

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Anthology, Grade 2

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Anthology, Grade 3

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Anthology, Grade 4

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

Anthology, Grade 5

Anthology is the English-language version of a K-5 dual-language literacy program. Each grade-level includes 24 reading selections—three in each of the eight units—to support students at beginning, intermediate, and advanced literacy levels as they explore Hispanic cultures through illustrated leveled-reading selections written by renowned children’s authors.

6–8 ESL

Get Ready!, Grades 6–8

Get Ready! is the newest, most comprehensive standards-based program developed specifically to address the unique needs of middle and high school Newcomer English Language Learners. This multi-level program engages students with age-appropriate, motivating communicative presentations and as well as literary and informal lessons in science, social studies, math, music, and the arts.

Get Reading! Leveled Library

We have even more materials to support your Newcomer program with Get Reading! Leveled Readers. This library of readers can be used with Get Ready! or as a Leveled Reading Library for any EL program. Each of the 10 units of Get Ready! is accompanied by four Get Reading! readers—one language arts (fiction), one science, one social studies, and one math—and is written at three proficiency levels (Newcomer/Beginning, Intermediate, and High Intermediate). Students can choose the level they want to read, or start with one and progress as they improve their reading skills

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