Guide students toward college and career readiness while promoting content-area literacy with these thematically grouped texts. Authentic fiction and nonfiction texts in multiple genres and modalities provide a staircase of complexity. Teaching through Text Sets: Colonial America Kit provides engaging opportunities for students to build content knowledge, analyze craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas. Students will read from multiple perspectives, respond to text-dependent questions, analyze craft and structure, and integrate knowledge and ideas. This kit includes:
Colorful and engaging, this Introductory Text is used to capture student attention and activate prior knowledge.
The Anchor Text covers the content-area concepts related to the themes and builds students' content knowledge; each kit includes 24 copies.
Short, appropriately complex Supporting Texts help guide students through close readings to answer text-dependent questions; each kit includes 6 copies.
Build depth of knowledge with authentic fiction and nonfiction texts that teach students how to climb the staircase of complexity to achieve college and career readiness. Easy-to-use lessons focus on reading, writing, content activities, and language objectives to help students address complex texts. Teachers will be able to assess not only the content-area knowledge gained by students through activities and text dependent questions, but also the English language arts skills used for communicating that knowledge.
Assess student learning with the project-based Culminating Unit Assessment. In this summative assessment, students answer the Essential Question by producing one of the three suggested projects. Graphic organizers and rubrics are included to support students in this process. Additionally, teachers monitor student learning with activity sheets and progress checks.
An Interactiv-eBook of each Anchor Text supports students' exploration of the content through video, audio, and other digital functions.