The Focus Series is a compilation of four titles ideal for students in transition: the new Focus on Work, Focus on Community, Focus on Safety, and a customer favorite, Focus on Feelings. The three new titles have the same components: an Instructor's Reference Guide, a Student Reader, and a consumable Student Workbook.
The Reference Guides provide an overview of each curriculum, its components, a summary of story topics, and a step-by-step teaching procedure to get you started! The lesson procedure starts with pre-reading exercises, followed by vocabulary and comprehension activities. These activities help students deepen their understanding of the story content by remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating (based on Bloom's Taxonomy).
The Student Readers contain content-specific stories (about work, community, safety, etc.) that are written at a lower reading level with high interest topics. Stories use two small blocks of text with corresponding images to reinforce the meaning of the text. One larger photo on each page supports the big idea of the story or topic.
Lastly, the Student Workbooks include questions and activities to support each story. This work is divided into three sections: Pre-Reading and Vocabulary, which occur in the Chapter Overview section, and an After You Read portion, which are presented as single-page worksheets with the story section title at the top of each page. Perfect for tracking student progress both before and after lesson implementation.
With Focus on Feelings, there are 19 photo-illustrated stories that help readers recognize how people feel in everyday life. Stories have simplified text, emotion photos, and comprehension exercises with an emotions dictionary. With these four titles, the Focus Series is a comprehensive life skills program that enhances students' work, community, safety, and interpersonal skills!
|Subject||Life Skills, Social Skills, Work Skills|
|Author||Focus on Community: Craig Booth and Judi Kinney; Focus on Safety: Tom Kinney; Focus on Work: Whitney Fowler, MEd; Focus on Feelings: Mary Weiland and David Nelson|
|Number of Pages||FOC Student Reader: 221 pages; FOS Student Reader, 194 pages; FOW Student Reader: 133 pages; FOF: 164 pages; FOC Workbook: 75 pages; FOS Workbook: 92 pages; FOW Workbook: 108 pages|