Instructional Resources

Here is an overview of the grade-specific resources you will find in each grade band below:

Literacy Units

These units teach students to read complex informational critically and to respond through writing.

Literacy Tasks

Created by teachers for teachers, these tasks feature complex informational texts and integrated reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text.

Directions: Instructional resources for Literacy in Science and Technology can be accessed by clicking the grade band in the table below.

Science 6-8

Science 9-12

CTE 6-12

Common Resources

In addition to the grade-specific resources above, you will also find the following resources which are applicable to all grade levels:

Text Complexity Resources

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.

Text-Dependent Questions and Close 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.

Academic Vocabulary

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. 

Additional Resources