Features and Benefits

Informational texts with real-world connections, short passages, and longer passages provide a variety of literature for students to apply the skills they are learning.

Students learn and practice essential reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills using short reading passages.

Writer's Workshops strengthen students' writing skills with tips, sample prompts, annotated student essays, and writing exercises.

Lessons begin with suggestions to activate students' prior knowledge and enhance critical thinking.

At the end of each unit, projects related to the Anchor Book provide hands-on activities for reinforcing understanding.

Literature Circles with direct instruction for the teacher are integrated into the Work Text for small group instruction.

Teacher suggestions, direct instruction and leveled activities to differentiate instruction are labeled for your convenience.

The Teacher's Organizer provides Lexiles®, language, content, and literary merit for each title.