Novel Ideas

1. Adventures in Language

 

Adventures in Language is a multi-level Direct Instruction program for the development of basic language skills and written expression. It can be used with students from the second half of grade 1 to students in grade eight. Adventures in Language may also be appropriate for older special education students to help them acquire language and written expression skills.

The carefully designed teaching sequence is one of the reasons for the high level of student success. Confidence and fluency develop through teacher directed instruction and cumulative practice. Skills are coordinated to state standards for language and written expression, as well as to the Core Knowledge Curriculum by E. D. Hirsch, Jr. As students progress through the various levels of the program they acquire important basic skills that enable them to be effective speakers and reflective writers.