Here is an overview of the grade-specific resources you will find in each grade band below:
These units teach students to read complex informational or fictional texts critically and to respond through writing.
Close Reading Tasks
Created by teachers for teachers, these tasks feature complex fiction and informational texts and integrated reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text.
Instructional resources for English language arts can be accessed by clicking the grade band in the table below.
In addition to the grade-specific resources above, you will also find the following resources which are applicable to all grade levels:
Tools to assist teachers in selecting texts carefully and thoughtfully to ensure that all students are ready for the demands of college- and career-level reading.
Resources to assist teachers in writing and asking text-dependent questions -- questions that require students to refer back to a text they have read closely and support their answers with explicit or implicit textual evidence—and conducting close reading lessons.
Resources to assist teachers in growing students’ knowledge of academic vocabulary (words that students read in texts across many disciplines including science, social studies, and career and technical education) and building skills like discerning meaning from context.
Close Reading Task and Unit Map Templates
These are blank templates that educators can use to create close reading tasks and unit maps. These resources are modeled after the close reading tasks and 4-12 ELA/Literacy units posted on this page. Educators are welcome to download these templates and make them their own.