The Science of Reading in Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Español

Both Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Español support your classroom implementation of the Science of Reading's 5 big ideas:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension

These 5 areas contribute to the strands of the "Reading Rope" (Scarborough, 2001) and interweave to support a student's overall reading proficiency. From Imagine Language & Literacy's and Imagine Español's conception, teaching these various skills simultaneously and in context has been the foundation of their pedagogy.

For more information about the Reading Rope, refer to the Skilled Readers flyer for Imagine Language & Literacy or Imagine Español.

Then use the Lesson Explorer in Imagine Language & Literacy or Imagine Español to preview the digital activities listed on the last page(s) of the flyer.

Click on a product below for an example.

Imagine Language & Literacy


To preview activities corresponding to the Skilled Reading strand in Imagine Language & Literacy, go to Teacher Resources > Lesson Explorer > Books by Lexile and select a grade level and a book.

For example, below is the list of activities in the Grade 3 version of the book Museums. The first four activities—Word Chop, Fix it Up, Word-A-Tron, and Find the Word—teach vocabulary specific to the book that students are about to read. The subsequent reading comprehension activities ensure that students have ample opportunities to listen to the story, read it on their own, and demonstrate they've understood it.

Click on the thumbnail to load the activity, and then click on the pulsating play symbol to view it.

Imagine Español

To preview some activities corresponding to the Vocabulary strand in Imagine Español, go to Lesson Explorer > Language > Vocabulary or Academic Vocabulary (and select a grade level). 

In Basic Vocabulary, you will find an example of the Juego de palabras and Prueba de palabras activities.

In Academic Vocabulary, you can preview the Vocabulario académico activities.

Click on the thumbnail to load the activity, and then click on the pulsating play symbol to view it.
  

 Tips

  • Read the Foundations Paper for more information about how Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Español align with the Science of Reading.
  • The programs also follow the guidelines established in the LETRS­­® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) methodology developed by Louisa Moats. Apply what you learns in the LETRS training with Imagine Language & Literacy using Imagine Learning's new LETRS implementation guide.