Collections inspires teachers’ creative instructional choices by providing a plethora of unique resources—fully supported by point-of-use scaffolding—that make teaching exciting.
Collections creates passionate student readers with texts that matter to them, and their engagement with the texts inspires them to become critical readers, writers, and thinkers.
Beginning with reading that draws students in and makes them want to respond, Collections goes on to teach students the skills required to craft those responses—orally and in writing.
Dramatic historical stories, contemporary events, and multi-genre and leveled texts ensure that content is age appropriate and always engaging for students.
Instruction facilitates meaningful conversations about the texts to promote inquiry and active learning, helping students with annotation, analysis, and creative thinking.
Online tools help students revise, evaluate, and incorporate text evidence and foster both peer and teacher feedback.
Performance tasks and mentor texts offer practice and support to hone listening, articulate speaking, and writing skills.
Collections gives teachers a clear teaching path but doesn’t dictate how they teach. It gives teachers multiple ways to work with texts and point-of-use support for fine-tuning them to use with different kinds of students and situations.
Work with a whole class to puzzle out answers to a Close Read and Raised Hand questions.
Tackle challenging Worksheet questions and Performance tasks collaboratively in pairs or small groups.
Encourage individual students to read more and dig deeper using Guided Reading questions and Level Up tutorials.
“The close reading questions alongside the text in my teacher edition are lifesavers.”
Teachers have the the option to choose from teacher resources or select personal favorites.
Full support makes instruction adaptable to a variety of proficiency levels, including English learners.
High Interest Texts
Scaffold text analysis with the leveled high-interest texts in Xplor eMagazine for Grades 6-8 to build content knowledge and fluency.
Assessments included in Collections work with teachers to check progress, past and present, while helping to inform, monitor, and prepare.
To help teachers with implementation, we offer Getting Started courses to walk through how to use the numerous resources and texts.
Additional courses go deeper into the program pedagogy and instructional practices, as well as help teachers use and interpret data to drive instruction.
Our coaches work side by side teachers to model lessons and tailor instruction to classroom needs.
With features such as Close Read Screencasts and Text in Focus videos, students will learn the skill that’s the most important predictor of success in college and careers.
With the ability to annotate text and return to it when making arguments, students will learn how to use evidence to back up their ideas.
As students encounter different viewpoints in Collections’ rich texts and in-class discussions, they will learn to weigh one argument against another.
Because Collections requires students to respond, orally and in writing, to what they’re reading and hearing in class, they will continually hone their communication skills.