{"id":10262780291,"title":"Readtopia - Adapted Reading Curriculum 1 Year Subscription","handle":"readtopia-curriculum","description":"\u003ch2\u003eComprehensive Reading, ELA, Social Studies, and Science - all in one experiential instructional program, specially designed for students with complex learning needs. \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIdeal for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs, Readtopia \u003cspan\u003ebrings unique levelled graphic novels, purposeful and engaging videos and a plethora of teacher materials for effective reading instruction. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMulti-year and multi-teacher discounts available. \u003ca href=\"mailto:info@bridges-canada.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eContact us\u003c\/a\u003e for a quote.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor many, reading is not a natural act, but everyone naturally derives learning from first-hand experience.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReadtopia brings first-hand \u003cstrong\u003eexperiential learning\u003c\/strong\u003e into the classroom, so students can \u003cem\u003ebridge the gap between learning through reading, and learning through experiencing\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis approach taps students’ natural learning capabilities, and channels them into reading capabilities so students can begin to more fully participate both in school and in life.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReadtopia takes students down 1,000 feet in a submarine as they learn about oceanography.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStudents hear from Sacagawea to understand the journey Lewis and Clark faced heading west.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReadtopia brings students into a volcano in Iceland as a way to introduce them to the book Journey to the Center of the Earth.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAll of this is supported by authentic literature, phonics\/early reading instruction, and informational text that builds foundational reading skills. Readtopia delivers the curriculum through thematic units that will help you transform classrooms into laboratories of experiential learning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eReadtopia materials include: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOriginal video\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGraphic novels (at six levels)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic text (chapter book)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLeveled Informational Text\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonic\/Word Study\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAssessment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTeacher guide that pulls everything together into incredible instruction\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/standardsalignment.JPG?v=1494611555\" alt=\"Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProgram Components\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAll of the Readtopia resources are available online to subscribers. Browse the tabs to see each program component in detail including Videos, Leveled Text Graphic Novels and Authentic Text, Informational Text, Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Vocabulary, and Assessment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeacher Guide\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA Teacher Guide is included with each thematic unit. It walks teachers through each step of implementation chapter-by-chapter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEach chapter contains several lessons covering different aspects of instruction.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHere’s how a typical chapter unfolds. In addition, understanding is assessed three times per unit.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe sequence of instruction for the first chapter in Westward Expansion is laid out below.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLesson Plan:\u003cbr\u003eWestward Expansion\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSacagawea (Chapter 1)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVideo Lesson: Sacagawea\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLiterature Comprehension Lesson Focus | Related Ideas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Change the Word\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClose Reading Lesson Graph | Population\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIndependent Reading\/Shared Reading Lesson Graphic Novels\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Word Builder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Program Comonents\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/teachig-is-exploring-westward-expansion_large.jpg?v=1494600138\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideos\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eReadtopia videos play a crucial part in learning. They form a window into the content that is crucial to support students as they learn to read. These videos are designed to build background knowledge, establish vocabulary, and build visual mental models of the materials covered in subsequent lessons and in the reading. All this, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eand they’re engaging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLevelled Text Graphic Novels \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia reading levelled text graphic novels\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/graphic-novels.jpg?v=1494610202\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGraphic novels use age-respectful images to reinforce text. The book covers are all the same, but inside, the text is carefully \u003cstrong\u003eleveled\u003c\/strong\u003e! Here’s the first page in the graphic novel Sacagawea at six levels:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - levelled text graphic novels \" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/levelled_text_Readtopia_grande.JPG?v=1494600665\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Level 7 – Authentic Literature – Chapter books\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/top_levelled_text_grande.JPG?v=1494600803\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInformational Text\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eStudents experience 10 different text types including:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompare and Contrast\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBibliography\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMap\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChart\/Graph\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirections\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTimeline\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eArticle with a Sidebar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo Text Types (with same subject)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClaim\/Evidence\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFantastic Facts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAll of the text types are covered in each Thematic Unit. Below is an example of the Timeline text type at four levels for the Westward Expansion Thematic Unit. Comprehension tasks (on the back activities) are included at each level.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 1 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia - Level 1 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-1_large.jpg?v=1494604571\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 1 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 1 comprehension activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-1comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494604601\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Level 2 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-2_large.jpg?v=1494604637\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 2 comprehension activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-2comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494604666\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 4 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 4 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-4_large.jpg?v=1494609627\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 4 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 4 Comprehension Activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-4comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494609756\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003ePhonics\/ Sight Words\/ Vocabulary \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - studying phonics\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Phonics2.jpg?v=1494610155\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003ePhonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study lessons cover both vocabulary in the thematic unit and high frequency word sets for general word identification.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBook-specific phonics lessons (15 lessons per thematic unit) are divided into 5-types: Change the Word, Word Builder, Slice and Dice, Word + Word, Word in a Word.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSight words for each chapter include AAC Core Vocabulary Words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Word-Study-Change-the-Word-1_large.jpg?v=1494609922\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"http:\/\/donjohnston.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/03\/Sacagawea-Vocabulary-Cards-1.jpg\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sacagawea-Word-Study_21b44037-77d3-494c-b760-788f85d857ac_large.jpg?v=1494609972\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eAssessment\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Assessment\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Assessment-student.jpg?v=1494611332\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eStudent response to instruction is assessed several times during each Thematic Unit. Data is easily collected and compared across units.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCloze Maze assessment examples\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWestward Expansion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Level 1 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 1\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Cloze-Maze-Level1_large.jpg?v=1494610338\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - Cloze Maze assessment level 2\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Cloze-Maze-L2_large.jpg?v=1494610366\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 3\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 3\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Maze-Assessment-L3_large.jpg?v=1494610410\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eThematic Units \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eWith your Readtopia subscription, you get access to ALL current titles as well as all future releases. Each thematic unit contains 6-12 weeks worth of content.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCurrent Thematic Units (first release):\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWestward Expansion | \u003cem\u003eSacagawea\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sacagawea-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611066\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeology \/ Dinosaurs | \u003cem\u003eJourney to the Center of the Earth\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Journey-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611102\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWWII | \u003cem\u003eThe Story of Anne Frank\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/WWII-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611125\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOceanography | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/20000-Leagues-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611160\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAncient Civilization \/ Maya\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\/ The Planets | \u003cem\u003eThe Secrets of Old Mexico\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Maya-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611209\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpcoming Thematic Units (second release summer 2017):\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAncient Egypt \/ Cleopatra\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScientific Method \/ Glaciers \/ Frankenstein\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eShakespearean times \/ Romeo \u0026amp; Juliet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWeather and Stars \/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEnglish History and Exploration \/ The Prince and the Pauper\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMarine Science and Navigation \/ Mutiny on the Bounty\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFuture planned thematic units:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Native Americans, Civil Rights, Slavery and Equality, Underground Railroad, American Revolution, Jane Goodall\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAuthenticity \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLine drawings can be appropriate for young elementary students, but in middle and high schools, these materials look “babyish.” Engagement plummets.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReadtopia materials are full of real photos and age-respectful illustrations—giving students an authentic understanding!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Authentic, age-appropriate content in Readtopia \" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/authenticity.JPG?v=1494612331\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eSamples\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/marketing.donjohnston.com\/acton\/form\/4529\/0239:d-0002\/0\/-\/-\/-\/-\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Readtopia Demo Site\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eCLICK HERE to explore  the Readtopia Demo Site.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eSee the video below for a compilation of  clips from various Readtopia videos.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/210463327\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" 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Reading, ELA, Social Studies, and Science - all in one experiential instructional program, specially designed for students with complex learning needs. \u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIdeal for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs, Readtopia \u003cspan\u003ebrings unique levelled graphic novels, purposeful and engaging videos and a plethora of teacher materials for effective reading instruction. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMulti-year and multi-teacher discounts available. \u003ca href=\"mailto:info@bridges-canada.com\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eContact us\u003c\/a\u003e for a quote.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFor many, reading is not a natural act, but everyone naturally derives learning from first-hand experience.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReadtopia brings first-hand \u003cstrong\u003eexperiential learning\u003c\/strong\u003e into the classroom, so students can \u003cem\u003ebridge the gap between learning through reading, and learning through experiencing\u003c\/em\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis approach taps students’ natural learning capabilities, and channels them into reading capabilities so students can begin to more fully participate both in school and in life.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReadtopia takes students down 1,000 feet in a submarine as they learn about oceanography.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStudents hear from Sacagawea to understand the journey Lewis and Clark faced heading west.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReadtopia brings students into a volcano in Iceland as a way to introduce them to the book Journey to the Center of the Earth.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cbr\u003eAll of this is supported by authentic literature, phonics\/early reading instruction, and informational text that builds foundational reading skills. Readtopia delivers the curriculum through thematic units that will help you transform classrooms into laboratories of experiential learning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eReadtopia materials include: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOriginal video\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGraphic novels (at six levels)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAuthentic text (chapter book)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLeveled Informational Text\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonic\/Word Study\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAssessment\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTeacher guide that pulls everything together into incredible instruction\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/standardsalignment.JPG?v=1494611555\" alt=\"Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProgram Components\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAll of the Readtopia resources are available online to subscribers. Browse the tabs to see each program component in detail including Videos, Leveled Text Graphic Novels and Authentic Text, Informational Text, Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Vocabulary, and Assessment.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTeacher Guide\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA Teacher Guide is included with each thematic unit. It walks teachers through each step of implementation chapter-by-chapter.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eEach chapter contains several lessons covering different aspects of instruction.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eHere’s how a typical chapter unfolds. In addition, understanding is assessed three times per unit.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe sequence of instruction for the first chapter in Westward Expansion is laid out below.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eLesson Plan:\u003cbr\u003eWestward Expansion\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSacagawea (Chapter 1)\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVideo Lesson: Sacagawea\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLiterature Comprehension Lesson Focus | Related Ideas\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Change the Word\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClose Reading Lesson Graph | Population\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIndependent Reading\/Shared Reading Lesson Graphic Novels\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePhonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Word Builder\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Program Comonents\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/teachig-is-exploring-westward-expansion_large.jpg?v=1494600138\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eVideos\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eReadtopia videos play a crucial part in learning. They form a window into the content that is crucial to support students as they learn to read. These videos are designed to build background knowledge, establish vocabulary, and build visual mental models of the materials covered in subsequent lessons and in the reading. All this, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eand they’re engaging\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLevelled Text Graphic Novels \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia reading levelled text graphic novels\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/graphic-novels.jpg?v=1494610202\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eGraphic novels use age-respectful images to reinforce text. The book covers are all the same, but inside, the text is carefully \u003cstrong\u003eleveled\u003c\/strong\u003e! Here’s the first page in the graphic novel Sacagawea at six levels:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - levelled text graphic novels \" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/levelled_text_Readtopia_grande.JPG?v=1494600665\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Level 7 – Authentic Literature – Chapter books\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/top_levelled_text_grande.JPG?v=1494600803\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInformational Text\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eStudents experience 10 different text types including:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCompare and Contrast\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBibliography\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMap\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eChart\/Graph\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDirections\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTimeline\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eArticle with a Sidebar\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTwo Text Types (with same subject)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eClaim\/Evidence\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFantastic Facts\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAll of the text types are covered in each Thematic Unit. Below is an example of the Timeline text type at four levels for the Westward Expansion Thematic Unit. Comprehension tasks (on the back activities) are included at each level.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 1 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia - Level 1 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-1_large.jpg?v=1494604571\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 1 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 1 comprehension activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-1comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494604601\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Level 2 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-2_large.jpg?v=1494604637\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 2 comprehension activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-2comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494604666\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 4 Timeline\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 4 Timeline\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-4_large.jpg?v=1494609627\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 4 Comprehension Activity\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Level 4 Comprehension Activity\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Timeline-4comprehension_large.jpg?v=1494609756\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003ePhonics\/ Sight Words\/ Vocabulary \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - studying phonics\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Phonics2.jpg?v=1494610155\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003ePhonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study lessons cover both vocabulary in the thematic unit and high frequency word sets for general word identification.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBook-specific phonics lessons (15 lessons per thematic unit) are divided into 5-types: Change the Word, Word Builder, Slice and Dice, Word + Word, Word in a Word.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSight words for each chapter include AAC Core Vocabulary Words.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Word-Study-Change-the-Word-1_large.jpg?v=1494609922\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"http:\/\/donjohnston.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/03\/Sacagawea-Vocabulary-Cards-1.jpg\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Reatopia Phonics \/ Sight Words \/ Word Study\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sacagawea-Word-Study_21b44037-77d3-494c-b760-788f85d857ac_large.jpg?v=1494609972\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eAssessment\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Assessment\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Assessment-student.jpg?v=1494611332\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eStudent response to instruction is assessed several times during each Thematic Unit. Data is easily collected and compared across units.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCloze Maze assessment examples\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWestward Expansion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Level 1 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 1\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Cloze-Maze-Level1_large.jpg?v=1494610338\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 2\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia - Cloze Maze assessment level 2\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Cloze-Maze-L2_large.jpg?v=1494610366\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLevel 3\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 3\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sac-Maze-Assessment-L3_large.jpg?v=1494610410\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eThematic Units \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eWith your Readtopia subscription, you get access to ALL current titles as well as all future releases. Each thematic unit contains 6-12 weeks worth of content.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCurrent Thematic Units (first release):\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWestward Expansion | \u003cem\u003eSacagawea\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Sacagawea-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611066\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGeology \/ Dinosaurs | \u003cem\u003eJourney to the Center of the Earth\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Journey-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611102\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWWII | \u003cem\u003eThe Story of Anne Frank\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/WWII-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611125\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOceanography | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/20000-Leagues-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611160\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAncient Civilization \/ Maya\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\/ The Planets | \u003cem\u003eThe Secrets of Old Mexico\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Maya-comb_large.jpg?v=1494611209\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eUpcoming Thematic Units (second release summer 2017):\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAncient Egypt \/ Cleopatra\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eScientific Method \/ Glaciers \/ Frankenstein\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eShakespearean times \/ Romeo \u0026amp; Juliet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWeather and Stars \/ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEnglish History and Exploration \/ The Prince and the Pauper\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMarine Science and Navigation \/ Mutiny on the Bounty\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFuture planned thematic units:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Native Americans, Civil Rights, Slavery and Equality, Underground Railroad, American Revolution, Jane Goodall\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAuthenticity \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLine drawings can be appropriate for young elementary students, but in middle and high schools, these materials look “babyish.” Engagement plummets.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eReadtopia materials are full of real photos and age-respectful illustrations—giving students an authentic understanding!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Authentic, age-appropriate content in Readtopia \" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/authenticity.JPG?v=1494612331\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eSamples\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/marketing.donjohnston.com\/acton\/form\/4529\/0239:d-0002\/0\/-\/-\/-\/-\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Readtopia Demo Site\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eCLICK HERE to explore  the Readtopia Demo Site.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eSee the video below for a compilation of  clips from various Readtopia videos.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/player.vimeo.com\/video\/210463327\" width=\"640\" height=\"360\" frameborder=\"0\" webkitallowfullscreen=\"\" mozallowfullscreen=\"\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/210463327\"\u003eReadtopia Video Clip Compliation\u003c\/a\u003e from \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\/donjohnstoninc\"\u003eDonJohnstonInc\u003c\/a\u003e on \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/vimeo.com\"\u003eVimeo\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Readtopia - Adapted Reading Curriculum 1 Year Subscription

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Comprehensive Reading, ELA, Social Studies, and Science - all in one experiential instructional program, specially designed for students with complex learning needs. 

Ideal for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs, Readtopia brings unique levelled graphic novels, purposeful and engaging videos and a plethora of teacher materials for effective reading instruction. 

Multi-year and multi-teacher discounts available. Contact us for a quote.

 

For many, reading is not a natural act, but everyone naturally derives learning from first-hand experience.

Readtopia brings first-hand experiential learning into the classroom, so students can bridge the gap between learning through reading, and learning through experiencing.

This approach taps students’ natural learning capabilities, and channels them into reading capabilities so students can begin to more fully participate both in school and in life.

  • Readtopia takes students down 1,000 feet in a submarine as they learn about oceanography.
  • Students hear from Sacagawea to understand the journey Lewis and Clark faced heading west.
  • Readtopia brings students into a volcano in Iceland as a way to introduce them to the book Journey to the Center of the Earth.


All of this is supported by authentic literature, phonics/early reading instruction, and informational text that builds foundational reading skills. Readtopia delivers the curriculum through thematic units that will help you transform classrooms into laboratories of experiential learning.

Readtopia materials include: 

  • Original video
  • Graphic novels (at six levels)
  • Authentic text (chapter book)
  • Leveled Informational Text
  • Phonic/Word Study
  • Assessment
  • Teacher guide that pulls everything together into incredible instruction

The Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills 

Readtopia curriculum covers a full-range of Reading and ELA skills

 

Program Components

All of the Readtopia resources are available online to subscribers. Browse the tabs to see each program component in detail including Videos, Leveled Text Graphic Novels and Authentic Text, Informational Text, Phonics / Sight Words / Vocabulary, and Assessment.

Teacher Guide

A Teacher Guide is included with each thematic unit. It walks teachers through each step of implementation chapter-by-chapter.

Each chapter contains several lessons covering different aspects of instruction.

Here’s how a typical chapter unfolds. In addition, understanding is assessed three times per unit.

The sequence of instruction for the first chapter in Westward Expansion is laid out below.

Lesson Plan:
Westward Expansion
Sacagawea (Chapter 1)

  • Video Lesson: Sacagawea
  • Literature Comprehension Lesson Focus | Related Ideas
  • Phonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Change the Word
  • Close Reading Lesson Graph | Population
  • Independent Reading/Shared Reading Lesson Graphic Novels
  • Phonics Lesson: making Words or Word Study: Word Builder

 

Readtopia Program Comonents

 

Videos

Readtopia videos play a crucial part in learning. They form a window into the content that is crucial to support students as they learn to read. These videos are designed to build background knowledge, establish vocabulary, and build visual mental models of the materials covered in subsequent lessons and in the reading. All this, and they’re engaging!

 

Levelled Text Graphic Novels 

 

Reatopia reading levelled text graphic novels

Graphic novels use age-respectful images to reinforce text. The book covers are all the same, but inside, the text is carefully leveled! Here’s the first page in the graphic novel Sacagawea at six levels:

Readtopia - levelled text graphic novels

Reatopia Level 7 – Authentic Literature – Chapter books

Informational Text

Students experience 10 different text types including:

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Bibliography
  • Map
  • Chart/Graph
  • Directions
  • Timeline
  • Article with a Sidebar
  • Two Text Types (with same subject)
  • Claim/Evidence
  • Fantastic Facts

All of the text types are covered in each Thematic Unit. Below is an example of the Timeline text type at four levels for the Westward Expansion Thematic Unit. Comprehension tasks (on the back activities) are included at each level.

 

Level 1 Timeline

Reatopia - Level 1 Timeline

 

Level 1 Comprehension Activity

Readtopia Level 1 comprehension activity

 

Level 2 Timeline

Reatopia Level 2 Timeline

 

Level 2 Comprehension Activity  

Readtopia Level 2 comprehension activity

 

Level 4 Timeline

Readtopia Level 4 Timeline

Level 4 Comprehension Activity 

Readtopia Level 4 Comprehension Activity

 

Phonics/ Sight Words/ Vocabulary 

 

Readtopia - studying phonics

 

Phonics / Sight Words / Word Study lessons cover both vocabulary in the thematic unit and high frequency word sets for general word identification.

Book-specific phonics lessons (15 lessons per thematic unit) are divided into 5-types: Change the Word, Word Builder, Slice and Dice, Word + Word, Word in a Word.

Sight words for each chapter include AAC Core Vocabulary Words.

 

Reatopia Phonics / Sight Words / Word Study

Readtopia Phonics / Sight Words / Word Study

Reatopia Phonics / Sight Words / Word Study

 

Assessment

 

Readtopia Assessment

Student response to instruction is assessed several times during each Thematic Unit. Data is easily collected and compared across units.

Cloze Maze assessment examples
Westward Expansion

 Level 1 

Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 1

 

Level 2

Readtopia - Cloze Maze assessment level 2

 

Level 3

Readtopia Cloze Maze assessment level 3

 

Thematic Units 

With your Readtopia subscription, you get access to ALL current titles as well as all future releases. Each thematic unit contains 6-12 weeks worth of content.

Current Thematic Units (first release):

 

Westward Expansion | Sacagawea

 

Geology / Dinosaurs | Journey to the Center of the Earth

 

WWII | The Story of Anne Frank

 

Oceanography | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

 

Ancient Civilization / Maya/ The Planets | The Secrets of Old Mexico

 

Upcoming Thematic Units (second release summer 2017):

  • Ancient Egypt / Cleopatra
  • Scientific Method / Glaciers / Frankenstein
  • Shakespearean times / Romeo & Juliet
  • Weather and Stars / The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • English History and Exploration / The Prince and the Pauper
  • Marine Science and Navigation / Mutiny on the Bounty

Future planned thematic units: Native Americans, Civil Rights, Slavery and Equality, Underground Railroad, American Revolution, Jane Goodall

 

Authenticity 

Line drawings can be appropriate for young elementary students, but in middle and high schools, these materials look “babyish.” Engagement plummets.

Readtopia materials are full of real photos and age-respectful illustrations—giving students an authentic understanding!

 

Authentic, age-appropriate content in Readtopia

 

Samples

 

CLICK HERE to explore  the Readtopia Demo Site.

 

See the video below for a compilation of  clips from various Readtopia videos.

Readtopia Video Clip Compliation from DonJohnstonInc on Vimeo.

 

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