Pearson’s Suite of preK-12 Programs for College and Career-Readiness Showcased at International Reading Association Conference

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Aligned to Common Core State Standards, Offerings Personalize Learning for Students and Teachers

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At the annual conference of the International Reading Association, the education services and technology company Pearson is showcasing a full suite of reading, writing, and language arts offerings to ensure that preK-12 students will be college and career-ready.

The programs address the vital areas of the Common Core State Standards – research-based curriculum with embedded intervention, assessment, data management, professional development for teachers and administrators, digital learning, and school improvement:

  • Opening the World of Learning, or OWL (preK) – A pre-Kindergarten program that integrates rigorous digital and print instructional materials for the nation’s youngest learners. OWL incorporates mathematics and science along with reading and language development and other critical skills throughout its lessons.
  • Reading Street (grades K-6) - Aligned to the Common Core, Reading Street is a comprehensive program for College and Career Readiness, featuring precise monitoring, and robust digital content.
  • My Sidewalks (grades 1-5) – An intensive intervention program that accelerates the reading development of struggling students. The program aligns instruction perfectly with Reading Street, but can be implemented with any core classroom reading program.
  • Good Habits, Great Readers (grades K-5) – A balanced literacy, reading and writing curriculum fully aligned to the Common Core that offers differentiated instruction focused on developing proficient readers.
  • Calle de la Lectura (grades K-6) - A comprehensive, research-based Spanish reading and language arts program series that accelerates all learners toward transfer with a sustained focus on comprehension skills and strategies, concept and language development, and writing for a variety of formats and purposes.
  • Quick Reads (grades K-5) - Through a unique combination of text and consistent instructional routine, this validated program will build capacity for increasingly complex text.
  • Developmental Reading Assessment2+ or DRA2+ (grades K-8) – A research-based formative assessment of literacy designed to inform reading instruction and identify student reading levels, now with progress Monitoring.
  • Prentice Hall Literature (grades 6-12) - Prentice Hall Literature engages today’s students through a comprehensive print and digital program that tackles the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills outlined in the new Common Core State Standards.
  • Writing Coach (grades 6-12) - The interactive writing program gives immediate feedback to ensure students -- whether they are on-level, advanced, struggling learners, or English language learners -- grow into independent writers. The tool looks at students’ work in progress, one paragraph at a time, and analyzes the ideas, topic support, and organization in their essays.
  • Literacy Navigator (grades 4-10) – Literacy Navigator is a supplemental, intervention program that aligns to the Common Core State Standards and helps students develop the reading comprehension skills they need to for college and career success.
  • OnTarget! – OnTarget! provides teachers with online instructional reading resources designed to personalize learning, connect to reading assessment data and save time. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
  • WriteToLearn (grades 6-12) - Pearson’s web-based tool for building writing and reading comprehension that helps students develop essay-writing and summarization skills.
  • Pearson Virtual Learning powered by Florida Virtual School (grades 6-12) – Interactive, online courses that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards span all subject areas including advanced placement. For example, Conspiracy Code MindBender is a full high school course of intensive reading that is set on a gaming platform designed to test new literacies and higher-order thinking skills.

Pearson’s full spectrum of proven professional development is available for review, including information on Common Core State Standards educator workshops; the Sheltered Instructional Operations Protocol (SIOP®), a scientifically validated model of teaching academic content and language skills to English language learners; the online teacher observation tool Teacher Compass; multi-stranded professional development institutes; and a wide range of pre-service materials.

The fifth edition of Words Their Way™: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, a developmental approach and hands-on method for teaching children literacy skills, will be launched with the program’s author team. The launch follows a day-long Words Their Way™ pre-conference institute focusing on strategies and instructional activities to teach content-area vocabulary to struggling, adolescent readers. The recently announced Words Their Way™ Virtual Institute, an online interactive professional development tool for teachers, also will be featured.

Learn more at Educators can follow Pearson’s IRA Twitter feed at @pearson.

About Pearson
Pearson, the leading education, technology and services company, is creating a complete new system of instruction built around the Common Core Standards. Pearson has as its mission to work side-by-side with states, districts, teachers, students and parents to ensure that every child is prepared for college and career. For more, visit.

Contact: Kate Miller, kate(dot)miller(at)pearson(dot)com; 800-745-8489


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