Discover Reading and Writing

K-1 Teacher Guide

  • Reading & Writing Framework
  • Classroom-Ready Lessons
  • Collaborative Activities
  • Language Supports
  • Anchor Charts
  • Rubrics for Monitoring Growth

Product Details

How does the printed teacher guide, Discover, help?

Leveraging our research-based framework, Discover makes teaching reading and writing easy, fun, and engaging for all K-1 students. Practical handouts offer guided practice and model essential literacy skills to help students read more closely and organize their writing with details and evidence.

Students will learn important elements of the reading and writing process and develop into stronger readers and writers, even though they may not master all of the reading and writing skills in this book. The handouts and activities in this teacher guide model for students how to think deeply about informational and narrative texts and how to speak and write about what they are reading with high levels of success.

For each step in the process, we offer teacher instructions to help implement activities and lessons. The printed guide also provides planning and assessment tools teachers can use to effectively teach state literacy standards.

How does the LTA Toolkit Pro help?

The LTA Toolkit Pro (our award winning digital literacy curriculum, tools, and resources) enhances the printed guide with classroom-ready presentations with colorful scenes and characters. Lessons, skills, and activities are available to teachers and families 24/7. LTA Toolkit Pro also provides two vital interactive tools: a prompt builder to help with writing prompts and a lesson planner that helps teachers build a complete, multi-day lesson that follows our reading and writing framework.

LTA Toolkit Pro is easy to use and is accessible in the classroom and at home. Finding, projecting, and printing student handouts, anchor charts, and language supports, is simple. In addition, any student resource can be projected in the classroom right from the website and enlarged for a class activity or discussion.

In addition, parents can access LTA Toolkit Pro with their children at home or while on vacation and continue to support the classroom teacher with sound reading and writing instruction. Parents can work with their children on making predictions, identifying main ideas, and summarizing events in sequential order.


Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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