Soar Reading and Writing

2-3 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, Soar Reading and Writing, help?

Leveraging our research-based framework, Soar Reading and Writing makes teaching reading and writing easy, fun, and engaging for all 2-3 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) 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.

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; and cite specific evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and large portions of the text relate to each other and the whole.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
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