This unit serves as a primer in what it means to participate in an intense reading workshop. It introduces students to a variety of instructional methods and coaches both teachers and students in how to harness those methods to increase reading expertise and independence. An ideal unit for the beginning of the school year, this unit offers extra support for organizing a classroom library, matching readers to books, and organizing partnerships.
Nonfiction reading skills are essential to students’ achievement in virtually every academic discipline. To do science, students need to read science books and articles. To study history, they need to be skilled at reading all kinds of primary and secondary sources. When we help students become powerful readers of nonfiction, we help them become powerful learners.
Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders, this reading series is rooted in the Project's best practices. Designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards, it includes state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading skills and strategies.