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English Language Arts Companion—New York

Grades 3–8

Diagnostic Pretest

Closely modeled on the latest New York State test, a Tryout Test determines strengths and weaknesses and guides individual instruction.

  • multiple-choice
  • 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 New York Next Generation 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.

Writing Workshops

Help students prepare for New York 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