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.
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."
Susan Osborne English/Drama Teacher 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.
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.
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.