Literature & Thought
Explore literary themes and genres, historical events and eras, and government and current events through 25 unit-based anthologies.
Each anthology contains a cluster of related readings that explore an essential question using critical thinking skills such as comparing, contrasting, analyzing, defining, inferring, and synthesizing.
Teach the big ideas that matter
- Develop critical readers and writers through relevant themes.
- Apply close reading skills and compare/contrast texts.
- Engage in active discourse.
- Respond and share ideas through communication activities.
Dive deeper into connected texts
The selections offer a mixture of historical and contemporary writings, providing opportunities for students to read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts. The more complex selections tend to be short to facilitate close study and rereading.
"The more I used the text with the students, the more impressed I became. These are really premium pieces of literature. The excerpts get right to the crux of the issue. I could pick this up and use a tremendous amount without doing anything extra. It’s really the important information. Students were asking to read ahead. I enjoyed this more than any other text in my years of teaching."
Shenandoah Valley Academy
New Market, Virginia
Ensure ALL students comprehend the text and participate in dynamic, inclusive discussions
Interactive Editions help develop self-directed learners through personalized assistive technology support like Immersive Reader.
Reimagine your classroom, where all students can...
Comprehend the Text
Comprehension is the gateway to meaning, and our state-of-the art Immersive Reader technology delivers.
ALL students have the power to:
- Adapt the reading passage based on their own abilities and learning differences.
- Translate and hear the text in their native language—over 75 languages available.
- Use a picture dictionary, add line focus (1, 3, or 5 lines of text), or identify parts of speech and syllables.
- Change font type, size, and background colors for readability.
Read for Meaning
Move students from skimming and scanning to discovering evidence and extracting meaning with interactive editions.
Students can quickly:
- Identify, label, and comment on textual evidence.
- Collect evidence in a digital notebook.
- Transfer ideas and evidence into discussion and writing tasks.
Participate & Collaborate
Reduce reluctance to participate through the Collaboration Wall.
Students and teachers can use digital tools to:
- Share ideas and perspectives based on meaningful, text-based questions.
- Participate in dynamic discussions both online and in small groups.
- Track participation in real time.
Robust Teaching Support
- Comprehensive lesson plans covering two- to six-week units.
- Interactive minilessons for critical thinking skills and text analysis.
- Writing opportunities with models and rubrics.
- Multiple assessment options including online quizzes and tests with statistics and reports.
- Available in print and digital interactive editions.
- Teaching support includes selection questions, activities, vocabulary, project-based assessments, discussion prompts, pacing guides, and much more.
Thematic, cultural, and historical surveys of literature
Immerse students in outstanding literature while developing critical reading and writing skills. Classic and contemporary texts include world literature, American literature, British literature, and multicultural literature.
Connections: English Language Arts
Focused close reading with the best of learning science
Develop students’ critical reading, analysis, and writing skills. High-interest themes and thought-provoking essential questions build engagement as students become immersed in outstanding literary and nonfiction selections.
Builds a novels-based course
Your digital literature collection of classic fiction and nonfiction titles—available both online and offline.