“We teach the reader, not just the reading. We want children to be lifelong learners who read actively and independently across the curriculum, who engage their minds and understand what they read. The Toolkit lessons and practices teach kids to use comprehension strategies to ‘read to learn’ as they encounter information and ideas in a wide variety of nonfiction texts.”
—Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis
Teach the reading and analysis of key text types, using four types of books, plus poetry.
Leveled texts, organized into K-6 topic sets with poetry anthologies, build knowledge and develop literacy skills.
Close reading books for Grades 3-8 contain six units, each linked by a common theme with three reading passages of increasing length and complexity.
Teacher’s Guides include links to key standards and suggestions for citing text evidence. Model Lessons for Close Reading professional development book helps scaffold the close reading process.