Teacher Tools

Within the covers of each Red Rocket Reader is a set of useful tools designed to support and guide the teacher:

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KEY WORDS AND LETTERS are listed on the inside front covers so teachers can quickly discover the focus for each title. WORD COUNTS help simplify running records.

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TEACHER TALK gives a brief introduction  and overview of each story (its characters, plot, scene and vocabulary), to aid group discussions. Located on the inside front cover of every title.

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TEACHING PLAN lists the reading strategies promoted in each text, plus the features of print to learn such as punctuation, suffixes, digraphs, contractions and compound words. Located on the inside front cover of every title.

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FLASHCARDS on the inside back covers provide extra learning opportunities. Included in every title at the Pre-Reading, Emergent and Early Levels.

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GLOSSARIES can be found on the inside back covers of all Non-Fiction titles from Early Level 2 and above.

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WORD WHIZ Activity on the inside back cover of all Fiction titles from Fluency Level 1 – 4.

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COLOUR CODED LEVELS allow children and teachers alike to see at a glance which level a book belongs to, making title selection and filing simple.

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WORKSHEETS for 96 titles are available free of charge in our VIP area. (Sign Up here)

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RUNNING RECORDS for a number of titles can be downloaded free of charge in our VIP area. (Sign Up Required)

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Artifact Tags help a teacher, parent or reader find a book with a specific topic, concept, learning objective, or reading level. Every Red Rocket Reader has been analysed by experts to identify more than 700+ different attribute types that appear in stories so you can search and select titles with story sequences, themes, or specific learning objectives.

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Common Core Standards: Every Red Rocket Reader has been analyzed by experts to identify the CCSS standards.

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Theme and Character Tags:
Children who meet new friends in the Emergent and Early Levels of Red Rocket are thrilled and rewarded by the opportunity to meet them again in the more challenging texts of the Fluency and Advanced Fluency levels. Themes and topics are vital too so we’ve tagged our products with this information. You can now view collections of books by simply clicking on a tag like “traditional tales” or “conservation”. Read more about Tags here


Assessment Software

Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is the world-wide reading management technology that provides educators with an easy and effective way to assess and monitor reading practice. Schools participating in the Accelerated Reader program can access quizzes for more than 215 Red Rocket Reader titles from Renaissance Learning in the AR Bookfinder.

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Amplify mCLASS:Reading 3D

mCLASS:Reading 3D combines quick indicators of foundational-skills development with a running-record Text Reading and Comprehension (TRC) diagnostic to determine how students find meaning in text.

Progress Monitoring is available for 320 Red Rocket Readers titles.

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Tango Software

Tango Software delivers real time formative and summative outcomes that provide immediate student intervention and instruction opportunities for educators.
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Progress Monitoring is available for 320 Red Rocket Readers titles.

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