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Powerful Duo: Raz-Plus and Foundations A-Z
Powerful Duo: Raz-Plus and Foundations A-Z
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Foundations A-Z and Raz-Plus are both valuable resources for literacy instruction, but they serve different purposes. Let’s explore their features:

  1. Foundations A-Z:

    • Purpose: Foundations A-Z focuses on foundational skills in literacy.

    • Approach: It provides a systematic, explicit instructional pathway based on the Science of Reading to teach all foundational skills.

    • Content: Thoughtfully mapped Scope & Sequence covers essential skills.

    • Instruction: Complete lesson plans deliver systematic, explicit, and cumulative instruction from the very first lesson.

    • Student Materials: Purposeful student materials feature diverse content and interactive multimedia experiences.

    • Teacher Tools: Point-of-use teacher tools, professional development, and reports are accessible.

  2. Raz-Plus:

    • Purpose: Raz-Plus is a blended learning platform that combines teacher-led whole-class and small-group instruction with technology-enabled resources for personalized reading practice.

    • Content: More than 3,000 books and additional reading resources are available in printable, projectable, online, and mobile formats.

    • Support: Lesson plans, activity sheets, and quizzes accompany each book.

    • Assessment: A variety of assessment tools help you assign content at appropriate reading levels, monitor reading progress, and inform instruction.

    • Reports: Online reports provide individual and class-wide activity and performance insights.

The Powerful Duo:

  • When used together, Foundations A-Z and Raz-Plus create a powerful combination:

    • Foundational Skills: Foundations A-Z strengthens foundational skills.

    • Comprehension & Higher-Order Thinking: Raz-Plus develops reading comprehension, higher-order thinking skills, content-area knowledge, and independent reading proficiency.

    • Complete Literacy Proficiency: This duo empowers educators to choose resources that best suit their students’ needs.

    • Research-Based: Both solutions align with the Simple View of Reading and the Science of Reading.

♦ In summary, if you’re focusing on foundational skills, Foundations A-Z is your go-to. For personalized reading practice and comprehension, Raz-Plus is an excellent choice. Consider using both to create a comprehensive literacy program!

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