Text Connections

Text Connections

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Teach the reading and analysis of key text types using four types of text in every topic set: Informational, Narrative Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, and Opinion.

  • Leveled texts are organized into grade-level topic sets that build knowledge and develop literacy skills.
  • Informational, Opinion, and two Narrative books—Fiction and Nonfiction—explore one topic in diverse ways.
  • Close reading instruction is explicitly supported in each book's Teacher's Guide.
  • Text-Dependent Comprehension Cards provide prompts for evidence-based answers.
  • Cross-Text Analysis Cards for each topic set encourage evaluation of content.

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Text and Poetry Sets support targeted instruction in close reading for K-6.

  • Each Grade K, 1, or 2 Set includes three poetry big books with recommended exemplars from state standards.
  • Sets at Grades 3-6 include Student Poetry Anthologies (25 poems) and a Poetry Teacher's Handbook.

Topic sets at Emergent, Early, and Early/Fluent reading levels deliver explicit instruction in text analysis for Grades K-2.

  • Student books introduce four key text types for each topic, with an emphasis on building foundational analysis skills.
  • Content is scaffolded to facilitate comprehension and independent reading.
  • Collaborative conversation stimulates critical thinking and strengthens understanding.

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