Each Student Book includes 8 units. The typical unit varies slightly for grades K-2 and grades 3-6, and is reflective of the children’s age and abilities.
Students watch the Connect to Theme video that introduces the unit theme.
Students listen to a recording of the song or poem.
The Before You Read section provides students with strategies that support reading comprehension.
Vocabulary Tutorials provide practice and reinforcement.
Video Virtual Chat activities help develop listening and speaking skills.
Students follow along with the recording of the story, which provides models for pronunciation and fluency.
This section provides post-reading activities that support student comprehension and retention of information from the text.
Activities from the Student Book are available in an interactive format online.
Students can play the listening passages online.
Animated Grammar Tutorials engage students by pairing grammar rules with fun explanations.
CONNECT is based on the idea that instruction in language is not separate from the learning of content. The content sections—Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Music, and Art—focus on building academic literacy.
Students can listen to audio recordings of the content-area texts.
Each unit concludes with a Connect to Writing and Connect to Media section, where students apply what they’ve learned. They also revisit the Big Idea and apply their knowledge in a discussion.
In Connect to Writing, a student model helps students learn how to write a variety of writing styles. Process writing steps guide them to complete and present their writing assignments.
Students explore an authentic short film in Connect to Media, and are encouraged to use academic language to discuss the video’s form and content.
Students watch an authentic short film and learn to view media through a critical lens.