Authentic texts. Rich instruction. Peak performance.
Seeking to enhance your students’ reading performance while adding rigor to your instruction? Connections pairs Extended Text Teaching Guides with popular supportive texts (available as print or digital) from one esteemed source you know and trust—Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™. The easy-to-navigate Teaching Guides offer expert instruction to help you present your favorite texts with standards-aligned rigor and depth of coverage.
Plan your instruction using the teaching objectives, reading assignment, and critical vocabulary list.
Focus students’ attention with questions that encourage close reading and send them back to the text for discussion or writing.
Use Text Complexity notes to help all students unpack meaning.
Teach and Assess
Teach and Assess with ideas for comprehension support, vocabulary development, and writing practice.
Text Complexity Rubric
Consult your Text Complexity Rubric for quantitative and qualitative measures for each text.
Assess Students’ Performance
Rubrics provide teachers with suggested criteria for scoring performance assessments and can be shared with students to help focus their work.
Build Confidence for Assessment with Performance Tasks
Connections Performance Tasks prepare students for the rigor and complexity they will encounter in high-stakes assessments.