Student and Teacher Editions
This seven-level series of textbooks is a comprehensive resource that addresses all key points of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA). 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-level literacy. Each reading selection includes line numbers to help students cite specific textual evidence 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 and producing an array of media. Language skills are addressed in every writing workshop, within each selection, and after selections to emphasize the contextualized nature of vocabulary and language.
All selections are complemented by visuals that enhance comprehension and add background knowledge. On-page references indicate the additional HISTORY® video feature that supplements selections throughout grade levels. Standards are clearly indicated at point of use.
The Holt McDougal Literature, Common Core Edition comprehensively addresses the Standards so that all students acquire critical ELA skills and diverse content, preparing them for college and career success.
Three Interactive Readers
The Holt McDougal Interactive Readers exactly parallel the Essential Course of Study section of the Holt McDougal Literature, Common Core Edition.
Holt McDougal Interactive Reader
With this consumable workbook, students can record their thoughts as they read each selection. Skill builder pages with scaffolding and graphic organizers further strengthen student reading comprehension.
Holt McDougal Adapted Interactive Reader
Selections in this interactive reader have been fully adapted to target students reading well below grade level by modifying the complexity of content, vocabulary, and syntax.
Holt McDougal English Language Learner Adapted Interactive Reader
Selections have been adapted to target English language learners by modifying the complexity of content, vocabulary, and syntax. Skill builder pages with scaffolding and graphic organizers further strengthen student reading comprehension, with particular focus on academic and selection vocabulary. A comprehensive Teacher Edition provides additional differentiated instruction for English language learners.
All three readers are also available online.
Common Core ELA Exemplar Resource
The Text Exemplars in the Common Core State Standards Appendix B exemplify the complexity, quality, and range of texts with which students must engage. The lessons in the Common Core ELA Exemplar Instructional & Performance Assessment Resource provide the instructional support that students need to build knowledge and skills from each text.
- Common Core ELA instruction for ALL exemplar texts
- Close reading support to help students analyze complex texts
- Text-based performance tasks for assessment success
Common Core ELA Exemplar Resource (1.4 MB)
This teacher resource contains all the support materials needed to plan and teach the Holt McDougal Literature, Common Core Edition units including lesson plans, selection summaries in four languages, ideas for extension lessons and activities, skills pages, and leveled selection tests that help teachers ensure students meet the Common Core State Standards. Also included are a Big Questions Transparency Book and the complete collection of Big Questions that appear throughout the Student Edition.
The Assessment File includes two assessment books for teachers designed in tandem with the Holt McDougal Literature, Common Core Edition to provide a collection of leveled Diagnostic and Selection Tests and Unit and Benchmark Tests that assess the key points of reading and writing comprehension and grammar.
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