Pearson Literature (c) 2015 is an exciting literature program designed specifically to meet the rigors of Common Core. Its unique Instructional Model brings support around the critical shifts in literacy, emphasizing building knowledge through content rich nonfiction, reading and writing grounded in evidence, providing texts of the appropriate range of complexity and focusing on academic vocabulary.

The heart of the Instructional Model is a focus on Text Sets that consist of an Anchor Text with related readings of multiple genres, centered on a compelling topic. The goal is for students to form a coherent position on the topic by performing research, holding discussions, and writing an argumentative analysis.

Additionally, an instructional focus is paid to developing students’ close reading ability to prepare them for the rigorous tasks they will experience on upcoming assessments. Powerful instructional tools are designed to personalize learning for every student, allowing teachers to customize instruction and differentiate resources.


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