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Teacher Resource Digital Library

Grades 1–12

All teachers—unlimited building access for one year!

Portals to Reading

Grades 1–8
Practice of essential reading skills through literature
  • Reproducible activities focus on the main components of reading success—phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing skills.
  • To make learning meaningful, students piratic and apply skills as they read popular children's literature.
  • Choose which activities best meet your students' skill development to individualize instruction.
  • The variety of skill lessons offer opportunity to monitor student progress.
  • The lessons align with state standards and the skills covered in your reading program.

Portals Plus

Grades 3–8
Cross-curricular reading skills based on popular books
  • Reproducible activities reinforce important standards-based skills and learning strategies in a cross-section of subject areas.
  • The pick-and-choose format lets you select activities that best match the interests, skill levels, and learning styles of your students.
  • Each resource includes approximately 15 activities in
    • language arts
    • critical thinking
    • arts
    • science
    • math
    • social studies
    • study skills
    • geography

Portals to Literature

Grades 6–12
Literary skills for middle and high school readers**
  • 25 to 40 thought-provoking reproducible activities develop literary skills and concepts.
  • Students learn to analyze, interpret, and respond to a novel with
    • comprehension checks
    • writing prompts
    • vocabulary builders
    • discussion suggestions

Masterprose & Contemporary Classics

Grades 6–12
Great resources to teach great literature—in one handy packet

  • Guide students through an in-depth analysis of American, British, and world literature with valuable reproducibles.
  • Contemporary Classics highlights 20th century literature, while Masterprose highlights literature written before 1900.
  • Student materials include vocabulary study, character analysis, objective tests and an essay test, study questions, and more.
  • Teacher materials include biographical information, stylistic analysis, a plot synopsis, enrichment projects, discussion questions, and more.

Alternative Assessment for Literature

Grades 3–12
Performace-based projects demonstrate learning
  • Ready to use and easy to implement, over performance-based projects let students demonstrate their understanding of a contemporary or classic literature title. Students can write a ballad, define a dialect, draw a map, and more.
  • The variety of activities appeals to different learning styles—linguistic, visual, kinesthetic, and more.
  • Reproducible rubric charts allow students to become involved in the assessment.
  • Additional teacher support includes
    • book synopsis
    • questions for before, during, and reading
    • suggestions for developing your own standards and criteria
    • suggestions for adapting projects to various learning styles and modalities

Latitudes

Grades 6–12
Enhance novel studies with contemporary and historical information
  • Link literature to social studies with primary and secondary resources; historical information; and open-ended, student-centered activities.
  • The resources offer literary insight through plot synopses, author biographies, critics' comments, and glossaries.
  • Create meaningful source and historical context with resources about the period, including timelines, maps, essays, letters, and more.
  • The open-ended, student-centered activities are suitable for individual or small-group learning and develop analytical, creative, critical, and evaluative thinking skills.

Literature Tests

Grades 4–12
Save valuable hours—we've created tests for the most frequently taught literature titles
  • Choose from over 300 objective and essay tests for the most frequently taught literature titles.
  • Objective tests measure literal comprehension of the plot, setting, and characters with true/false, multiple choice, and matching formats. Choose from 50- and 100-question formats.
  • Essay tests include six to ten literal and interpretive questions to help students develop critical thinking strategies.
  • Answer keys are provided.
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