SpringBoard English Language Arts, Grades 6–8, English I, English II, English III, and English IV ©2021 National Edition, allows students to develop and refine skills in critical thinking, close reading, writing, and conducting research. Based on the Understanding by Design model, the curriculum teaches the skills and knowledge that matter most to meet AP and college and career readiness standards.
With a special focus on close reading, the instruction provides students and teachers with strategies and structure for developing this key skill. Students encounter compelling fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, visuals, and film. Knowledge Quest Features engage students to critically analyze and synthesize information they have read in texts. This program also provides students with the support they need to write in all the major modes, emphasizing argumentative, informational, and narrative writing.
The program features student materials, teacher resources, and formative and summative assessments, as well as professional learning for teachers and administrators.
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