English Language Arts Companion
Close the gaps to ELA success
Standards-based instruction, practice, and assessment build students’ mastery in English Language Arts.
Using authentic literature, each lesson develops a standards-based skill through four steps to success—skill/concept introduction, guided instruction, independent practice, and application.
Three full-length practice tests diagnose proficiency, measure progress, and ensure mastery and stamina for state exams while five writing workshops help students analyze prompts, evaluate writing effectiveness, and develop their independent writing skills.
Titles in This Program
Program Features & Resources
A Tryout Test determines strengths and weaknesses and guides individual instruction with questions matching those found on new state and national assessments.
- short- and long-answer open-ended response
- multi-select and multi-part multiple choice questions that mimic technology enhanced questions on digital tests
Standards-Based Lessons & Unit Practice Tests
Using authentic fiction and informational texts, each lesson follows a gradual release of responsibility model to optimize learning.
Four steps to success
- Prepare students through concept introduction and Bright Ideas! activities.
- Get Started guides students through reading, annotating, and responding to the selection.
- On Your Own independent practice builds proficiency.
- Explore and Learn helps students apply what they've learned through a partner activity.
Each of the nine units covering reading and language arts standards ends with a unit practice assessment. These interim assessments are perfect for benchmarking your students' progress.
Progress & Mastery Assessments
Two additional full-length tests provide ample opportunity to benchmark proficiency and target skills for additional instruction and incorporate a range of test item types including multiple choice, open response, multi-select, multi-part, and extended response.
Help students prepare for state writing tests and extend your writing curriculum with these focused workshops covering
- Writing to Inform
- Writing a Response to Literature
- Writing a Research Report
- Writing an Argument
- Writing a Narrative
Teacher Editions include
- a reproducible answer key chart to use to assess students' strengths and weaknesses.
- a two-point rubric for exemplary responses.
- a four-point essay rubric.
- model student answers to writing prompts.