Components

Student Materials

In addition to the hardcover student book described above the student materials consists of the following components:

Reading and Writing Workbook

The Reading and Writing Workbook offers plenty of practice of letters and early literacy with strong visual support from illustrations and photos.

Little Big Book

The Little Big Book contains a variety of literary genres including photo stories, nonfiction, fables, and songs. There are comprehension and critical thinking activities for children to do before, during, and after each of the selections.

Texas Student Digital eBook CD-Rom

The Digital eBook includes the complete student book in digital format along with an activity CD-Rom with theme-based learning activities and games for more practice.

Texas Companion Website

The Longman Texas Cornerstone website (www.longmancornerstone.com) hosts the online version of the Student Digital eBook and contains additional activities for extension and enrichment.

Teacher Materials

Texas Teacherís Edition

ELPS-based lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach and allow teachers to deliver explicit instruction and teach skills to mastery. The specific ELPS that are the focus of instruction are clearly identified on every page.

Picture Cards

A set of one hundred picture cards, with photos, provide fun ways to practice basic and expanded vocabulary.

Posters

Full-size color posters featuring unit themes (Big Questions) with blackline masters on reverse for theme-related activities. There are three additional posters with grammar and writing rules and strategies.

Audio CD

The Audio CD has original songs, chants, traditional childrenís songs, Big Book songs, vocabulary, conversations, phonics, and Assessment Book listening activities.

DVD

The Video DVD program will entertain as it educates. It included two familiar fairy tales for students to view: ďThe Little Red HenĒ and ďGoldilocks and the Three BearsĒ.

Big Book Set

Six large big books, with illustrations and photographs, help expand on the program themes through stories, songs, folktales, and more.

The Teacher's Resource Pack, which includes one each of the following:

Teacherís Bonus Pockets

Photocopiable resources include phonemic awareness activities, vocabulary cards, fairy tale character masks, alphabet and sentence cards, math cards and worksheets, story starters, and writing practice.

Assessment Book

The Assessment Book has a unit-by-unit check of studentsí, listening, speaking, reading, and writing progress.

Texas Student Digital eBook CD-Rom

The Student Digital eBook includes the complete teacher book in digital format.

Texas Teacher Digital eBook CD-Rom with ExamView

The Teacher Digital eBook includes the complete student book in digital format along with an activity CD-Rom with theme-based learning activities and games for more practice.

Giraffe Puppet

The Jolly Giraffe Puppet mascot is a perfect classroom companion for modeling language. The giraffe character visits each lesson and helps engage students in productive language activities.

My ABC Storybook Pack

The MY ABC Storybook pack complements Pockets Kindergarten program by providing additional support with vocabulary development and phonemic awareness. Each alphabet letter is accompanied by a two-page color illustration and supporting vocabulary words to reinforce the targeted letter. This pack includes a student book, workbook, audio, posters, and picture cards.

Longman Young Childrenís Picture Dictionary w/ Audio CD

This dictionary for young learners uses a variety of drawings, songs, and chants to illustrate 280 words to help children describe the world as they see it. Organized into 26 themes with toys, animals, and fairy-tale characters, this dictionary helps to make learning fun. In addition, the audio CD includes recordings of all vocabulary, dialogues, and chants.

Longman Young Childrenís Activity Resource Book

The activity resource book includes fifty-two graded activity sheets, photocopiable flashcards, and illustrated song and chant actions to support teaching with the Longman Young Childrenís Picture Dictionary.

Student Materials

In addition to the hardcover student book described above the student materials consists of the following components:

Texas Practice Book

The Texas Practice Book offers additional practice and extension activities for each skill taught in the Student Edition. This consumable component gives students more opportunities to master the ELPS through independent, self-directed tasks. Point-of-use references for every workbook activity appear on the Student Edition pages.

Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM

The Student Edition and Workbook are presented in their entirety on this CD-ROM in an easy-to-use format. The eBook also includes the complete Audio and Video programs and extensive interactive activities to reinforce the skills taught in the Student Edition. To ensure that students master the TEKS taught in each lesson, the eBook provides links to the Longman Cornerstone website (www.LongmanCornerstone.com) where additional worksheets can be accessed. These worksheets, an integral part of the Texas Skill Builders section of each unit, give students extra practice in social language skills, media Literacy, reading, and writing. Other features include hyperlinks to web resources, and a ďRead and RecordĒ feature that allows students to practice their reading and speaking fluency.

Texas Companion Website

The Longman Texas Cornerstone website (www.longmancornerstone.com) hosts the online version of the Student Digital eBook and contains additional activities for extension and enrichment.

Teacher Materials

Texas Teacherís Edition

ELPS-based lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach (Introduce, Teach, Practice), allowing teachers to deliver explicit instruction and teach skills to mastery. The specific ELPS that are the focus of instruction are clearly identified on every left-hand page. Strategies for differentiated instruction as well as tools to accelerate language development are found on the right-hand pages. Visual Literacy activities help teachers launch each unit by telling them how to use the photos on the opener as conversation prompts, giving students practice using theme-related vocabulary and discussing theme-related content.

Texas Posters

24Ē X 36Ē posters feature unit vocabulary to build studentsí skills with theme related word families. There are three additional posters per level with grammar and writing rules and strategies.

Texas Audio CD

The Texas Audio CD includes recordings of each of the readings. It also includes recordings of all the literary terms, key vocabulary words, and academic words, with sample sentences to provide context.

Texas Video DVD

The Texas Video DVDs provide a brief segment of background-building information on the theme or topic of each unit. These video segments provide a visual entrťe to each unit and give students practice listening actively. The Texas Skill Builders section includes a listening comprehension activity that includes questions about the DVD segment.

Phonics and Word Analysis Kit

The Phonics and Word Analysis Kit builds the foundational phonics, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary skills for emerging readers, English learners, students with interrupted formal education, and other learners with severely limited reading abilities.

Phonics Workbook

The Phonics Workbook provides instruction and practice in each sound/symbol combination

Phonics Teacherís Guide with Audio CD

Teacherís Guide to each phonics concept with step-by-step lesson plans. The Audio CD provides pronunciation of phonemes and words to build phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

Phonics Flashcards

Flashcards help students practice and master sound/symbol combinations.

Decodable Reader Set

High-interest readings with highly controlled vocabulary to help learners decode text and build reading confidence.

The Teacher's Resource Pack, which includes one each of the following:

Texas Teacher's Resource Book

The Teacherís Resource Book offers daily lesson plans correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. It also includes blackline masters for graphic organizers, answer keys for the Workbook, and reading summaries in English and five foreign languages. In addition, it provides newcomer worksheets for beginning students and letters home in both English and Spanish, so studentsí families know what their children will be studying in each unit.

Texas Assessment Book

The Texas Assessment Book offers ELPS-based tests for every reading selection, including summative unit tests. It also includes a diagnostic pretest (given during the first week of school), a midterm test, and a posttest (given during the last week of school) so that teachers can measure student progress effectively throughout the year.

Picture Cards

8Ēx10Ē picture cards feature unit story words and offer visual reinforcement for learning targeted vocabulary. There are images on one side of the card and the printed word on the other side.

Texas Transparencies

The Texas Transparencies book includes daily language practice (Do Now) exercises: contextualized error-correction activities for every day of instruction. In addition, it includes transparencies of the graphic organizers and the student writing models from the Student Edition, which the teacher can use to highlight specific writing skills or linguistic structures during writing lessons.


Texas Digital Student eBook CD-ROM

An additional copy of the Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM (see description above) is provided to each teacher for their reference.

Texas Teacher Digital eBook CD-ROM with Exam View

This electronic Teacherís Edition provides the entire content of the print Teacherís Edition together with the electronic files of all the print teaching resources (lesson plans, answer keys, etc.). In addition, the built-in ExamView Test Generator provides a powerful, easy-to-use tool for TEKS-based assessment and reporting.

Frog Puppet

The Frog Puppet mascot is a perfect classroom companion for modeling language. The frog character visits each lesson and helps teachers engage students in productive language activities.

Big Book Set

Six large big books, with illustrations and photographs, help expand on the program themes through stories, songs, folktales, and more.

Penguin Reader Library

The program includes a collection of Penguin leveled readers that relate to the unit themes and provide opportunities for independent reading. Each of the Penguin Readers is adapted from popular tales and stories and uses controlled vocabulary that is appropriate for lower-proficiency readers.

Dorling Kindersley (DK) Leveled Reader Library

The program includes a collection of DK leveled readers that relate to the unit themes and provide opportunities for independent reading. Each of the DK Readers is leveled to meet the needs of lower-proficiency readers.

Longman Childrenís Picture Dictionary w/ Audio CD

This dictionary for young learners uses a variety of drawings, songs, and chants to illustrate 800 words and phrases designed to appeal to young learners. Categorized into 50 themes with supporting dialogues, songs, and chants, this dictionary helps to make learning fun. In addition, the audio CD includes recordings of all vocabulary, dialogues, songs, and chants.

Longman Childrenís Picture Dictionary Teacherís Resource Book

The Teacherís Resource Book contains lesson plans, game boards, and 800 photocopiable flashcards to keep lessons engaging.

Longman Childrenís Picture Dictionary Workbook 1 and 2

The workbook provides controlled practice of the vocabulary presented in the dictionary.


Student Materials

In addition to the hardcover student book described above the student materials consists of the following components:


Texas Practice Book

The Texas Practice Book offers additional practice and extension activities for each skill taught in the Student Edition. This consumable component gives students more opportunities to master the ELPS through independent, self-directed tasks. Point-of-use references for every workbook activity appear on the Student Edition pages.

Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM

The Student Edition and Workbook are presented in their entirety on this CD-ROM in an easy-to-use format. The eBook also includes the complete Audio and Video programs and extensive interactive activities to reinforce the skills taught in the Student Edition. To ensure that students master the TEKS taught in each lesson, the eBook provides links to the Longman Cornerstone website (www.LongmanCornerstone.com) where additional worksheets can be accessed. These worksheets, an integral part of the Texas Skill Builders section of each unit, give students extra practice in social language skills, media Literacy, reading, and writing. Other features include hyperlinks to web resources, and a ďRead and RecordĒ feature that allows students to practice their reading and speaking fluency.

Texas Companion Website

The Longman Texas Cornerstone website (www.longmancornerstone.com) hosts the online version of the Student Digital eBook and contains additional activities for extension and enrichment.

Teacher Materials

Texas Teacherís Edition

ELPS-based lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach (Introduce, Teach, Practice), allowing teachers to deliver explicit instruction and teach skills to mastery. The specific ELPS that are the focus of instruction are clearly identified on every left-hand page. Strategies for differentiated instruction as well as tools to accelerate language development are found on the right-hand pages. Visual Literacy activities help teachers launch each unit by telling them how to use the photos on the opener as conversation prompts, giving students practice using theme-related vocabulary and discussing theme-related content. Each reading is accompanied by a Reading Summary, scaffolding suggestions, and instructions for how to model the reading strategy, Study Skills activities to help students use academic materials, and answers to the questions in the Student Edition.

Texas Posters

24Ē X 36Ē posters feature unit vocabulary to build studentsí skills with theme related word families. There are three additional posters per level with grammar and writing rules and strategies.

Texas Audio CD

The Texas Audio CD includes recordings of each of the readings. It also includes recordings of all the literary terms, key vocabulary words, and academic words, with sample sentences to provide context.

Texas Video DVD

The Texas Video DVDs provide a brief segment of background-building information on the theme or topic of each unit. These video segments provide a visual entrťe to each unit and give students practice listening actively. The Texas Skill Builders section includes a listening comprehension activity that includes questions about the DVD segment.

Phonics and Word Analysis Kit

The Phonics and Word Analysis Kit builds the foundational phonics, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary skills for emerging readers, English learners, students with interrupted formal education, and other learners with severely limited reading abilities.

Phonics Workbook

The Phonics Workbook provides instruction and practice in each sound/symbol combination

Phonics Teacherís Guide with Audio CD

Teacherís Guide to each phonics concept with step-by-step lesson plans. The Audio CD provides pronunciation of phonemes and words to build phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

Phonics Flashcards

Flashcards help students practice and master sound/symbol combinations.

Decodable Reader Set

High-interest readings with highly controlled vocabulary to help learners decode text and build reading confidence.

The Teacher's Resource Pack, which includes one each of the following:

Texas Teacher's Resource Book

The Teacherís Resource Book offers daily lesson plans correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. It also includes blackline masters for graphic organizers, answer keys for the Workbook, and reading summaries in English and five foreign languages. In addition, it provides newcomer worksheets for beginning students and letters home in both English and Spanish, so studentsí families know what their children will be studying in each unit.

Texas Assessment Book

The Texas Assessment Book offers ELPS-based tests for every reading selection, including summative unit tests. It also includes a diagnostic pretest (given during the first week of school), a midterm test, and a posttest (given during the last week of school) so that teachers can measure student progress effectively throughout the year.

Texas Transparencies

The Texas Transparencies book includes daily language practice (Do Now) exercises: contextualized error-correction activities for every day of instruction. In addition, it includes transparencies of the graphic organizers and the student writing models from the Student Edition, which the teacher can use to highlight specific writing skills or linguistic structures during writing lessons.

Texas Digital Student eBook CD-ROM

An additional copy of the Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM (see description above) is provided to each teacher for their reference.

Texas Teacher Digital eBook CD-ROM with Exam View

This electronic Teacherís Edition provides the entire content of the print Teacherís Edition together with the electronic files of all the print teaching resources (lesson plans, answer keys, etc.). In addition, the built-in ExamView Test Generator provides a powerful, easy-to-use tool for TEKS-based assessment and reporting.

DK Reader Library

The program includes a collection of readers from the various series published by Dorling Kindersley. These content-based readers have a highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. These readers use simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture dictionary boxes and large type to support reluctant readers.

Penguin Reader Library

The program includes a collection of Penguin leveled readers that relate to the unit themes and provide opportunities for independent reading. Each of the Penguin Readers is adapted from popular tales and stories and uses controlled vocabulary that is appropriate for lower-proficiency readers.

Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus

This learner dictionary is a classroom tool that provides students with support learning new vocabulary through the use of illustrations, photos, accessible definitions, example sentences, embedded picture dictionary and thesaurus, along with word family, word origin, and word building boxes to build word knowledge.


Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus Pedagogical Guide

This research-based guide offers practical and highly effective instructional routines giving teacherís clear guidance on how to use the dictionary as a powerful instructional tool. The guide includes twenty-two reproducible worksheets that help young learners practice using the Longman Elementary Dictionary and Thesaurus. Activities include finding definitions, understanding multiple-meaning words, learning about word families, and learning new words using prefixes and suffixes.


Student Materials

In addition to the hardcover student book described above the student materials consists of the following components:


Texas Workbook

The Texas Student Workbook offers additional practice and extension activities for each skill taught in the Student Edition. This consumable component gives students more opportunities to master the TEKS through independent, self-directed tasks. Point-of-use references for every workbook activity appear on the Student Edition pages.

Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM

The Student Edition, Workbook, and Readerís Companion are presented in their entirety on this CD-ROM in an easy-to-use format. The eBook also includes the complete Audio and Video programs and extensive interactive activities to reinforce the skills taught in the Student Edition. To ensure that students master the ELPS taught in each lesson, the eBook provides links to the Longman Keystone website (www.LongmanKeystone.com) where additional worksheets can be accessed. These worksheets, an integral part of the Focus on Texas section of each unit, give students extra practice in social language skills, media Literacy, reading, and writing. Other features include hyperlinks to web resources, and a ďRead and RecordĒ feature that allows students to practice their reading and speaking fluency.

Texas Companion Website

The Longman Texas Keystone website (www.longmankeystone.com) hosts the online version of the Student Digital eBook and contains additional activities for extension and enrichment.

Teacher Materials

Texas Teacherís Edition

ELPS-based lessons are presented in an easy-to-follow step-by-step approach (Introduce, Teach, Practice), allowing teachers to deliver explicit instruction and teach skills to mastery. The specific ELPS that are the focus of instruction are clearly identified on every left-hand page. Strategies for differentiated instruction as well as tools to accelerate language development are found on the right-hand pages. Visual Literacy activities help teachers launch each unit by telling them how to use the photos on the opener as conversation prompts, giving students practice using theme-related vocabulary and discussing theme-related content. Each reading is accompanied by a Reading Summary, scaffolding suggestions, instructions for how to model the reading strategy, Study Skills activities to help students use academic materials, and answers to the questions in the Student Edition.

Texas Audio CD

The Texas Audio CD includes recordings of each of the readings. It also includes recordings of all the literary terms, key vocabulary words, and academic words, with sample sentences to provide context.

Texas Video DVD

The Texas Video DVDs provide a brief segment of background-building information on the theme or topic of each unit. These video segments provide a visual entrťe to each unit and give students practice listening actively. The Focus on Texas section includes a listening comprehension activity that includes questions about the DVD segment.

Phonics and Word Analysis Kit

The Phonics and Word Analysis Kit builds the foundational phonics, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary skills for emerging readers, English learners, students with interrupted formal education, and other learners with severely limited reading abilities.

Phonics Workbook

The Phonics Workbook provides instruction and practice in each sound/symbol combination

Phonics Teacherís Guide with Audio CD

Teacherís Guide to each phonics concept with step-by-step lesson plans. The Audio CD provides pronunciation of phonemes and words to build phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

Phonics Flashcards

Flashcards help students practice and master sound/symbol combinations.

Decodable Reader Set

High-interest readings with highly controlled vocabulary to help learners decode text and build reading confidence.

The Teacher's Resource Pack, which includes one each of the following:

Texas Teacher's Resource Book

The Teacherís Resource Book offers daily lesson plans correlated to the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards. It also includes blackline masters for graphic organizers, answer keys for the Workbook and Readerís Companion, and reading summaries in English and five other languages. In addition, it provides newcomer worksheets for beginning students and letters home in both English and Spanish, so studentsí families know what their children will be studying in each unit.

Texas Assessment Book

The Texas Assessment Book offers ELPS-based tests for every reading selection, including summative unit tests. It also includes a diagnostic pretest (given during the first week of school), a midterm test, and a posttest (given during the last week of school) so that teachers can measure student progress effectively throughout the year.

Texas Transparencies

The Texas Transparencies book includes daily language practice (Do Now) exercises: contextualized error-correction activities for every day of instruction. In addition, it includes transparencies of the graphic organizers and the student writing models from the Student Edition, which the teacher can use to highlight specific writing skills or linguistic structures during writing lessons.

Texas Digital Student eBook CD-ROM

An additional copy of the Texas Student Digital eBook CD-ROM (see description above) is provided to each teacher for their reference.

Texas Teacher Digital eBook CD-ROM with Exam View

This electronic Teacherís Edition provides the entire content of the print Teacherís Edition together with the electronic files of all the print teaching resources (lesson plans, answer keys, etc.). In addition, the built-in ExamView Test Generator provides a powerful, easy-to-use tool for ELPS-based assessment and reporting.

Texas Reader's Companion Workbook

The Readerís Companion includes reprinted informational texts from the Student Edition. It promotes active reading skills by encouraging students to interact with the texts by marking them up (circling words, underlining sentences, etc.), answering comprehension questions, and applying the skills and strategies they learned in the Student Edition.

Newcomer Resource Kit

The Newcomer Resource Kit consists of the complete Keys to Learning program, a research-based literacy-building program for adolescent learners with little English language proficiency or interrupted formal education. The main objective of Keys to Learning is to build the skills and language proficiency for these learners so that they can access the material in the regular Keystone series. Keys to Learning brings students up to speed for academic learning and for success in mastering grade-level standards. This kit includes (1) each of the following newcomer resources: Student Book, Workbook, Teacherís Edition, Assessment Book, Teacherís Resource Book, Audio CD, Student CD-ROM, Teacher CD-ROM, Transparencies, and Posters.

Dorling Kindersley (DK) Leveled Reader Library

The program includes a collection of readers from the various series published by Dorling Kindersley. These content-based readers have a highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. These readers use simple sentences, limited vocabulary, word repetition, picture dictionary boxes and large type to support reluctant readers.

Penguin Reader Library

The program includes a collection of Penguin leveled readers that relate to the unit themes and provide opportunities for independent reading. Each of the Penguin Readers is adapted from popular tales and stories and uses controlled vocabulary that is appropriate for lower-proficiency readers.


Longman Study Dictionary of American English

The Longman Study Dictionary of American English is a valuable resource for students that accelerates vocabulary development by highlighting academic vocabulary and content-area vocabulary across.