If you’re trying to align your English Language Arts instruction to the Common Core State Standards you’ll want to check out the new Close Reading Portfolio from SNAP. It’s a reading product for students in grades 2-8 that helps kids with close reading. There are interactive exercises that push students to think about the meaning of words and sentences and how ideas are developed over a text. Students will focus on sequence and arrangement of sentences as they dive into grade level passages.
SNAP Learning also offers a Guided Reading program that includes books and lesson plans to help teachers who are providing instruction on comprehension and oral fluency skills. This program includes over 130 books for students in kindergarten through first grade which can be accessed on tablets. Giving students access to digital text is an important as they’ll be expected to read from this medium more and more in the future. I like how SNAP Learning offers tools that promotes 21st century skills and makes it easy for teachers to distribute to students.