As you’re getting ready to start the second half of your school year, what’s on your wish list? Take the lead from teachers who use Continental. Check out our best-selling products to help struggling students.
Reading for Comprehension
How did teddy bears get their name? Who made the first chewing gum? Can you eat slime? The Reading for Comprehension series, for grades 1 to 8, features nonfiction topics kids love. It’s easy to use, with no teacher prep required. A simple, two-page layout for each passage includes questions that reinforce key comprehension skills, including vocabulary, main idea, and cause and effect, as well as writing skills through open-ended questions for narrative text, descriptive text, and more.
Continental’s Jump Start
Prevent the summer learning slide and support your summer school lessons with this series. Created for grades K to 8, Continental’s Jump Start reviews a full year of ELA and math skills, at grade level, using clear and straightforward daily lessons. Use the series to build and maintain core skills, including reading comprehension, language arts and writing, math, and problem solving. An answer key included in the back of the books helps parents reviewing with students at home, while perforated pages make it easy for you to pull out specific lessons to review.
Practice Exercises in Basic English
Both struggling students and ELLs can benefit from the extra support provided in this series. Practice Exercises in Basic English offers lessons in basic grammar, usage, and word study skills. The series is geared toward grades 1 to 8 and skills are presented in a variety of formats, so students learn and retain. A single skill focus for each page makes it easy to pick and choose the lessons each student needs. Reviews are included periodically throughout the series and at the end of each book to reinforce skills.
Finish Line Mathematics for the Common Core State Standards, Second Edition
This best-selling series, for grades 1 to 8, supplements your daily curriculum with standards-based instruction and practice that’s approachable for students. Four-page lessons include a skill/concept introduction with examples, important reminders, and vocabulary, followed by guided practice with sample items, then independent practice. This gradual-release model supports learning and helps students make sense of tough Common Core skills. Student books are reusable year after year when used with separate student answer booklets to record work and answers.
Seedling Early Literacy
Designed specifically for grades K through 2, Seedling is Continental’s line of early literacy resources. It was created to help students in the earliest stages become successful in the reading process. More than 300 leveled readers cover high-interest fiction and nonfiction topics, and feature high-frequency words, clear and bold print, ample spacing between words, and expressive illustrations. The Seedling line also features parental involvement tools to promote at-home learning, as well as writing resources, kits, and collections.