ACADEMIC LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CONTENT FOR AN EDUCATION IN ENGLISH.
Reach Higher guides students to learn English, learn about the world, and learn about themselves through authentic content with a global perspective. Primary students develop the academic language skills and content knowledge they need to get an education in English.
The program uses National Geographic science and social studies content and authentic literature to build content knowledge and develop English literacy through enquiry-based learning. Students work with the content to develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to succeed in their academic studies.
Reach Higher provides students with the skills and strategies to understand stories and literature, and to work with more complex texts that include facts and background knowledge in the subject areas of science and social studies.
Reach Higher teaches the language students need – vocabulary, phonics, reading, writing, and conversations – to work with authentic academic content in English.
ON THE SPARK PLATFORM
The following materials are available for students using the Reach Higher program.
Each Reach Higher Student’s Book:
Each Reach Higher Practice Book
Student Companion Website
A Companion Website includes additional content for students, including audio recordings for the Student’s Books and Practice Books, and word lists of academic and content vocabulary.
The following materials are available for teacher using the Reach Higher program.
Classroom Presentation Tool (on USB)
All-in-one Classroom Presentation Tools for each level provide teachers with everything they need to prepare for, address, and assess a comprehensive range of instructional priorities and requirements. Classroom Presentation Tools are compatible with a range of common operating systems and devices. They can be used online and offline, with an option for customers to host them on their own networks.
Each Classroom Presentation Tool includes:
A Teacher’s Book for each level of Reach Higher provides flexible lesson plans to help teachers plan and deliver their lessons easily according to the number of in-class hours. A streamlined, step-by-step instructional approach focuses on the Student’s Book, with the option to use suggested extension activities as needed.
Additional materials in each Teacher’s Book include:
Teacher Companion Website
A companion website includes additional password-protected content for teachers, including the content of the Classroom Presentation Tools.
Throughout Reach Higher we feature photographs from Life as Lived Photographic Expeditions, a special initiative at National Geographic Learning to develop a photography and video collection illustrating everyday life as experienced around the world.
Our goal is to illustrate the educational materials we publish, enabling learners and educators to celebrate their own cultures and everyday lived experiences while also learning about those of others.
The creative team – world-class photographers – was tasked with recording life authentically and respectfully, creating photography and video that students and teachers will recognize as reflective of their own lives and experiences.
To learn more about Life as Lived, please visit:Voices, with Annie Griffiths