Curricular and Other Resources

Grade Band Resources

Here is an overview of the grade-specific resources you will find in each grade band:
  • Tasks – Created by teachers for teachers, these tasks feature complex informational texts and integrated reading, writing, and speaking grounded in evidence from text.

Social Studies 6-8

Social Studies 9-12


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.

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