Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text

Use informational text to support close reading and comprehension.

This dynamic resource provides a clear explanation of how to use informational text in the classroom and includes practical tips, suggestions, lesson ideas, and digital resources.

Dive into Close Reading

Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students in grades 3-5 the tools they need to be successful.

In this must-have guide, teachers will learn the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students based on their progress and performance.  

Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary

This series helps students read and understand fiction, science, social studies, and mathematics content.


Leveled Text Dependent Question Stems

Increase student comprehension through in-depth examinations of content-area texts.

This comprehensive resource provides teachers with leveled question stems at four different content-areas for students to deeply analyze texts in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Close Reading with Paired Texts

Build students' fluency and reading comprehension skills with rich content using paired texts

This resource, authored by Lori Oczkus and Timothy Rasinski, features close-reading strategies, reciprocal teaching, paired fiction and nonfiction texts, text sets, text-dependent questions, and connections to the Daily Five ...

Great Works

Guide students through purposeful, meaningful explorations of rich, complex literature.

Cultivate a love of reading with some of the most beloved literary works including Newbery Medal and Honor titles, timeless classics, and popular children's, tween, and young adult literature.

180 Days of Reading

This best-selling series provides 180 days of daily practice with lessons designed to immerse students in each subject, learn key skills, and form good habits.


Building Vocabulary with Greek and Latin Roots

Latest research on how to teach Greek and Latin roots.

With a research-based rationale for addressing vocabulary in the classroom, this K-12 resource is filled with strategies for improving comprehension, planning instructional routines, and building a word-rich learning environment.  

Strategies for Building Text-Dependent Questions

Use effective questions to improve comprehension.

This innovative resource provides teachers with the tools needed to effectively instruct using text-dependent questions.