Empowering English Learners and Striving Readers
Bridges is a powerful print and digital solution that develops academic language and literacy skills through authentic texts and content-driven lessons to help English learners and striving readers achieve grade-level proficiency.
A Bridges to the Theme video introduces students to unit theme and provides context.
Video Virtual Chats encourage students to develop listening and speaking skills.
A Book Club video provides a model of students engaged in an academic discussion based on the reading selection.
The four main content sections—Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics—focus on building academic literacy.
Students interact by responding to comprehension and discussion questions about engaging, authentic videos, such as The Candle, a documentary film about art and identity.
The interactive learning opportunities, scaffolding, and support in Bridges allow teachers to successfully address the unique academic challenges faced by striving readers and culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
The Teacher Guide includes: