Get Ready! Elementary
Available for Fall 2021 classes
Get Ready! is the newest, most comprehensive program for Newcomer and beginning proficiency elementary students. Published in two volumes—grades 1- 3 and grades 4 – 6—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 unique academic challenges they face. Get Ready! is written exclusively for younger English Learners (ELs) who are identified as Newcomers or as students at Entering or Emerging levels. The fully integrated print and digital components make it the ideal choice for in-person or remote teaching and learning.
Get Ready! focuses on supporting linguistic and academic development together, including oral language development and explicit literacy development, along with instruction in academic uses of English, writing skills, and relevant texts that reflect students’ identities and experiences.
Get Ready! covers a rich, comprehensive curriculum that adheres to WIDA, CA ELD, TX ELPS, NGSS, and CCSS standards. In addition, the program builds proficiency in all language skills areas: vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and grammar. No other Newcomer program teaches content literacy in an academic way!
Supports students and teachers with a complete print program, including articulated readers, as well as an unprecedented technology offering built on an online platform created specifically for language learning. Whether you choose to use the print components or go 100% online, Get Ready! has all the tools for success.
The program is infused with concrete ways teachers can meet the needs of ELs across the range of abilities within and across proficiency levels and language domains.
Get Ready! is filled with multimedia that will grab students’ attention—and keep it. Offerings include scripted video, authentic video, interactive vocabulary tutorials, grammar tutorials, phonics tutorials, and Video Virtual Chats to practice interpersonal communication.
Reading is a critical task to improve English language proficiency, which is why Get Ready! will have a robust Leveled Reading library. The first group of readers—available in print and online with audio-sync technology—will be available Spring 2021 and will include one language arts, one science, one social studies, and one math reader for every unit of the Get Ready! program.