"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
Escalate is a reading program that uses high-interest, current content that engages students while improving their use of academic English through listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Here is a highlight of a few of the engaging student materials presented in the Escalate program:
Language Models: Explicit instruction and opportunity for practice guide students in the functional uses of academic language.
Language Scaffolds: Make high-interest, young adult literature and informational texts accessible.
Graphic Novel: Selcetions make classic literature and biographies of famous people accessible and fun to read.
Student-friendly Blogs: Introduce topics in a current style.
Authentic Podcasts: From NPR and other sources relate to the unit's topic and help sharpen students' listening and comprehension skills.
Student Activity Book: Reinforces classroom instruction with listening, speaking, reading, writing, and viewing practice assignments and organizational tools.
Browse Magazine: Designed for fun, independent reading, each magazine features topical articles with idiomatic language, puzzles, and engaging visuals.