Practice written directly to the standards
Lessons are built from scratch with each addressing one or more standards.
A focus on text types and rigor of text
Books provide practice for the informational and literary text types identified by the CCSS at each grade level. Focus Lessons in the front show students how to work through reading specific types of texts and answering questions in the theme-based units and lessons.
Assessment type questions
Independent Practice includes constructed-response items that are presented like those on state assessments:
•Make text-to-text connections
•Answer text-dependent questions among multiple passage types
•Answer multipart questions
Practice for close reading
Students are required to pull evidence and justification from the text to answer questions.