E4 is a series of 32 flexible vocabulary development lessons, each focusing on an everyday concept and brainstorming other words that describe the concept. Each activity can be used for a few minutes a day over the course of a week. The heart of each E4 vocabulary lesson is the word web, describing in detail various meanings of each word and showing other words with similar meanings, plus idioms, common phrases and a unique E4 feature called the Spanish Connection that shows English-Spanish cognates relating to each word. Each lesson also includes a morphology web that summarizes word changes such as inflected endings, prefixes, suffixes and compound words. There are two versions of the webs for each lesson, one filled-in and one with blank boxes. These can be projected using an interactive whiteboard or as overheads (they?re even simple enough to redraw on a blackboard), making possible a variety of flexible usage scenarios.
Designed to help prevent summer reading loss, this set of printable books is for Grade 2 students getting ready to move into Grade 3. There are seven books, one for each week of summer, and each book has three chapters. These informational texts include information about summer activities and themes. Each book starts with guidelines on how to use the book. There are also comprehension questions at the end of each book, and each book has a place where students can keep records of their reading of chapters within books. If students have access to computers (e.g., the library), they can access a recording of each book that allows them to monitor and check their reading.