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Instructional Program Overview


The North Bergen School district utilizes a wide variety of print and digital resources as main and supplemental instructional tools to help meet the needs of each student as set forth by the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.   Programs are continuously reviewed and updated to keep up with the dynamic needs of all learners in North Bergen.

ReadyGEN (Grades K-5)

ReadyGEN is an integrated and well-balanced approach to reading and writing instruction for Grades K-6 classrooms. Authentic texts with modeling and teacher-directed activities drive learning and motivate readers. Students read authentic literary and informational texts. Instruction focuses on reading, writing, speaking, and listening in response to authentic texts.


Wilson Fundations (Grades K-2)

As a recognized leader in multisensory, structured language programs, Wilson brings more than a decade of systematic and explicit instruction to the K-3 classroom. Based on the Wilson Reading System® principles, Wilson Fundations® provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program.


Glencoe Literature (Grades 5-8)

Glencoe Literature offers a collection of hardcover books that allows students and teachers to extend the study of literature to full-length novels and plays.  The book series consists of a complete novel or play accompanied by several related readings, such as short stories, poems, essays, or informational articles. 


Scholastic StoryWorks (Grades 5-6)

StoryWorks is a thrilling multigenre magazine that builds essential ELA skills. Every issue features compelling and complex texts in a wide range of genres, from narrative nonfiction to fiction to drama.  Rigorous activities and online resources (life videos and alternate reading levels) support every text to build the skills students need most.  Each student receives a desk copy and digital access to this magazine.


Scholastic Scope Magazine (Grades 7-8)

Scholastic Scope meets the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. This language arts magazine supports anchor standards in English Language Arts. Using these magazines as authentic texts will also help meet key standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language.  Each student receives a desk copy and digital access to this magazine.