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Alternative Textbooks from PCI Education for the student who is struggling to learn or reading below grade level.

These alternative textbooks are designed for students who struggle with reading and language or students with a learning difference.

The students who would benefit from these textbooks are those who: 

  • divide their time between regular classroomsStruggling learners can succeed with alternative textbooks and sheltered environments

  • read below grade level

  • need dedicated support to make lessons understandable

  • may move directly to work or transition programs

With the strategies, lessons plans and activities, students learn the relevant reading, writing, math, and vocabulary skills necessary to manage daily life.

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Program Features and Components for PCI Education Titles

Student Text – Slower pacing and more accessible reading level , but same scope and sequence. Contains lessons as well as reinforcement practice in a format with Alternative Textbooks from PCI Educationhigh-interest, age-appropriate graphics.

Student Activity Journals – Reinforce materials and provide content-area writing practice with graphic organizers and writing prompts.

Teacher's Guides – Includes reproducible activity sheets, teachers demonstrations, tests and answer keys.

Savings with Sets – Many of the PCI Education titles are available in comprehensive classroom sets at significant savings.

Complies with Standards – All PCI Education titles are carefully written to comply with national standards and objectives.



Program Components for AGS and Pacemaker Titles

Student Resources

Student Text – builds students’ knowledge in critical content areas withAGS and Pacemaker Alternative Textbooks accessible reading levels and a research-based instructional design.

Digital Student Text – provides a text-to-speech Student Text that includes additional features such as note-taking, highlighting, and tracking.

Student Workbook – extends and reinforces textbook concepts through practice exercises.
Lab Manual – offers a hands-on laboratory program correlated to each chapter that turns abstract theory into concrete action.

Audiocassettes or Audio CD Library – of the Student Text accommodates the auditory learner, assists reluctant readers, and provides reinforcement.

Teacher Resources

Teacher’s Edition – includes the complete Student Text with teaching suggestions, lesson overviews, tips on learning styles, and a variety of activities.

Teacher’s Answer Edition – provides accessible answers and teaching suggestions right on the student pages, point-of-use support, and ESL tips.

Teacher’s Planning Guide – contains activities for ESL and different learning styles, AGS resources vocabulary support, a resource planner, and alternative assessments.

Teacher’s Resource Library – CD-ROM offers hundreds of activities, the Student Workbook, a Self-Study Guide for students who want to work at their own pace, two forms of chapter tests, plus midterm and final tests.

Classroom Resource Binder – supports lessons with reproducible activities that review, reinforce, and enrich key skills and concepts covered in the Student Text.

Interactive Classroom Resources CD-ROM – presents an easy-to-use electronic format of the Classroom Resource Binder.

Skill Track – includes hundreds of multiple choice items relating to the textbook’s content and provides group and individual reports for monitoring student progress.

Teaching Strategies Transparencies – graphic organizers that help explain concepts in a meaningful, visual way; includes instruction book and blackline masters.






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