What is ReadyGen?
ReadyGen is a comprehensive core English language arts curriculum for Grades K-5 built specifically for the Common Core Standards. The program uses deliberately organized text sets and routine-based instruction.
What is the ReadyGen Philosophy?
The goal of ReadyGen is to build strong readers and writers through a lesson structure that develops an understanding of big ideas in social studies and science concepts through conceptually coherent text sets. Text sets are a collection of texts deliberately organized around these topics.
Reading and Writing at the CORE of Instruction
At the core of ReadyGen is reciprocity between reading and writing to promote student thinking and understanding through citation of text-based evidence. Students write every day, and instruction is closely linked to reading, using the text as the model.
Students will demonstrate their learning through performance tasks that integrate reading, writing, speaking and listening. The instruction in ReadyGen is carefully designed to develop an instructional path so that students are successful with these performance assessments.
Four Key Priorities
1. Quality Texts: High-quality complex texts worth reading. Exhibit genre/age appropriateness, elevates vocabulary to initiate further learning, and exhibits exceptional craft and thought.
2. Quality Questions and Tasks: Text-based questions that require students to interact with text to support their answers with textual evidence.
3. Writing to Sources Students are taught to carefully analyze and synthesize sources.
4. Foundational Reading Focus on foundational reading and writing during instruction Daily Lesson Design The lesson design in ReadyGen builds independent readers and writers through rich discussion of text and daily writing using a range of teacher-driven instruction and opportunities for small group differentiated instruction.