The following Voices products developed by the Voices authors (all of whom are Education for Democracy authors) are published by Zaner-Bloser. You can click on the link beneath each product for a more detailed explanation. There are additional pages that explain how these products address the Common Core State Standards and the history of research and efficacy studies related to these products.
Voices Literature and Writing
Voices Literature and Writing uses thematically organized read alouds to provide reading and writing instruction that integrates social skills and values for grades K -6.
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Voices Leveled Library
Voices Leveled Library uses theme-related leveled books to provide whole and small group reading instruction.
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Voices 3c eLessons
Voices 3c eLessons provides digital curriculum, assessments, and on-line access to all titles in the Voices Leveled Library that enables teachers to customize their lesson plans. For grades K-6.
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Voices Literature and Character Education provides individual teacher guides to multicultural literature that integrate the teaching of social skills and values into reading and writing instruction. This curriculum is currently out of print and hopefully will be available in the future.
Voices Reading provides comprehensive reading instruction that integrates the teaching of social skills and values. This curriculum is not being revised. Curriculum materials can still be order from the Zaner-Bloser catalogue. Please contact us if you have purchased Voices Reading and want to explore options for replacing it.
Voices Pre-K provides an early literacy curriculum that develops reading and writing readiness in children 3-5 years old that integrates the the teaching of social skills and values. This curriculum is not being revised. Curriculum materials can still be order from the Zaner-Bloser catalogue. Please contact us if you have purchased Voices Pre-K and want to explore options to replace it.
Voices Literature and Writing and Voices 3C eLessons are aligned with most of the Common Core State Standards. Voices Literature and Writing can be used as a read aloud or a whole class text to teach close listening and close reading. The Voices Leveled Library can be used in whole or small group settings to teach the same comprehension strategies and skills.
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Research and Efficacy
The Voices products are based on more than two decades of research and efficacy studies, including a recent quasi-experimental study of Voices Literature and Writing which provides strong evidence for the impact of VLW on oral language, social perspective taking, and reading comprehension.
Click here for more on the Research and Efficacy Studies.