This seven-level literature series for is a scientifically research-based English Language Arts program designed to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards for Grades 6 through 12. The tables of contents boast a strong balance of classic and contemporary literature and diverse informational texts that progressively develop and apply students' ELA skills.
Comprehension and critical analysis of complex information are crucial for the demands of college- and career readiness. Because of the importance of citing text evidence, each reading selection includes line numbers to help students reference specific passages and create written and verbal arguments based on sound reasoning and substantive claims. Writing workshops, media studies, and research units holistically address the integrated nature of the Standards. Students practice reading, writing, and speaking and listening by analyzing an array of media types. Language skills are addressed in every writing workshop, within each selection, and after selections to emphasize the contextualized nature of language and vocabulary.
With virtually all resources available digitally, Holt McDougal Literature provides an engaging and personalized learning environment for 21st-century students while fully addressing the Standards so that all students possess strong ELA skills in diverse critical content, preparing them for college and career success.