Standards Close-Up

Standards Close-Up

Priority Standards. Assessment. Unfinished Learning. Your All-in-One Solution Is Right Here.

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Standards Close-Up leveled topic sets target individual ELA standards and build science and social studies knowledge. With high-quality content and great flexibility, this essential, comprehensive supplemental solution fosters teacher and student success during these challenging times.

  • Each two-book topic set breaks down one standard into manageable skills and strategies, deepening standards mastery across grade levels.
  • Multiple texts per set provide opportunities to model skills and strategies for scaffolded learning.
  • Standards-based text evidence questions and writing assignments facilitate comprehension.
  • Flexible design allows for concentrated focus on unfinished learning—ideal for summer school and intervention.
  • EL support every step of the way helps all English Learners master standards and guides them through collaborative performance tasks.

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Count on Standards Close-Up for:

  • Ideal for addressing unfinished learning during the school year or in summer school, each two-book topic set addresses a single standard, allowing districts to choose what standards to prioritize (particularly 1, 2, 4, and 9).
  • Mini-lessons model each standard with guided direct instruction in both student and teacher materials.
  • Evidence-based questions address the target standard and send readers back into the text for answers.
  • Rich, on-grade-level texts are supported by lesson plans for scaffolded learning.
  • Assessments and Reteaching books help identify proficiency with pre- and post-assessments and monitor comprehension and progress with book-specific assessments. The assessment data inform instruction, which is supported by reteaching mini-lessons.
  • Text Evidence Questions are DOK leveled, keeping rigor high by ensuring teachers are asking high-level questions.
  • Question types mirror those in state assessments, like two-part questions and multiple correct responses, preparing students for high-stakes examinations.
  • Texts and teacher support materials are organized through an easy-to-use filtering system, allowing users to find standard-specific resources instantly.
  • Lesson plans promote flexibility by enabling teachers to choose between two instructional pathways, Guided Reading and Strategy Groups, or go back and forth between the two.
  • Interactive features, including videos, audio support, annotation, and embedded hyperlinks, expand instructional opportunities and foster customized learning experiences.
  • Digital-only resources include home-school connections that enable parents to know and reinforce what their children are learning, and additional revised writing models help strengthen student performance.
  • Explicit writing instruction provides teachers with the tools they need to support students on their path to writing proficiency.
  • Writing assignments prompt opinion, narrative, or informative responses that facilitate comprehension and reinforce good writing habits.
  • Writing Exemplars with Rubrics books include reproducible rubrics and graphic organizers to help students plan their writing, as well as a reproducible exemplar for modeling revision strategies.


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