Focus Series Curriculum
A comprehensive, life skills program for enhancing work, community, safety, and interpersonal skills
Includes the new
- Focus on Work
- Focus on Community
- Focus on Safety
- and Focus on Feelings
Each of these components comes with an Instructor's Reference Guide, a Student Reader, and a consumable Student Workbook.
Reference Guides provide an overview of each curriculum, its components, a summary of story topics, and a step-by-step teaching procedure to get you started! The lesson procedure starts with pre-reading exercises, followed by vocabulary and comprehension activities. These activities help students deepen their understanding of the story content by remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating (based on Bloom's Taxonomy).
Student Readers contain content-specific stories (about work, community, safety, etc.) that are written at a lower reading level with high interest topics. Stories use two small blocks of text with corresponding images to reinforce the meaning of the text. One larger photo on each page supports the big idea of the story or topic.
Student Workbooks include questions and activities to support each story. This work is divided into three sections: Pre-Reading and Vocabulary, which occur in the Chapter Overview section, and an After You Read portion, which are presented as single-page worksheets with the story section title at the top of each page. Perfect for tracking student progress both before and after lesson implementation.
With Focus on Feelings, there are 19 photo-illustrated stories that help readers recognize how people feel in everyday life. Stories have simplified text, emotion photos, and comprehension exercises with an emotions dictionary.
- A comprehensive, life skills program for enhancing work, community, safety, and interpersonal skills
- Real-life photos to help non-readers and emergent readers understand the content
- Titles come with an Instructor's Reference Guide, Student Reader, and consumable Student Workbook
- Workbook questions follow Bloom's Taxonomy for Learning in which students are asked to create, evaluate, analyze, apply, understand, and remember to answer questions
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