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Passages Summer Achievement Program for English Language Arts
Grades 3 to 8
Designed Specifically for Summer School: Focused Reading Comprehension Instruction

The comprehensive Passages Summer Achievement Program provides focused reading comprehension instruction through the use of short, complex texts and accompanying text-specific selected and constructed response questions.

Blending current research with best practices, the Summer Achievement Program features explicit and easy-to-use instruction. Fully worked-out, explicit lesson plans, appropriate for both new and experienced teachers, align to the CCSS, and contain scaffolded instruction for all levels of students.

Key elements help build and improve reading comprehension:

  1. Short, Complex Fiction and Nonfiction Texts cover a wide range of captivating stories and topics at a variety of Guided Reading Levels.
  2. Selected and Constructed Questions promote effective test-taking practices
  3. Assessments: Targeted assessment options monitor students' progress with Pre- and Post-Diagnostic Assessments, and Selected and Constructed Response questions.

The Passages Summer Achievement Program Offers:

Teacher Guide
  • Explicit Instruction focuses on reading comprehension improvement during the fast-paced summer months.
  • Detailed and Flexible Pacing Plan outlines 4 weeks of instruction.
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Pre- and Post-Diagnostic Assessments monitor student progress.
  • Answer Key provides sample responses to each written response.
  • Common Core State Standards Correlations are included for each question.
  • Look Inside! View a Teacher Guide sampler.
Passages Program Workbooks
  • 40 Fiction and Nonfiction Text Passages that provide a consistent format, and multiple opportunities to practice reading succinct passages and improve close reading skills.
  • Selected and Constructed Response Questions accompanying each Passage promote effective test-taking practices.
  • Summary Writing Activities
  • Look Inside! View a Passages Workbook Sampler.
Student Books
  • 12 Leveled Readers, with 3 books at each Guided Reading Level for independent reading

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Complimentary Samplers

Summer Achievement Program Passages Teacher Guide Sampler
Passages Program Teacher Guide Sampler

Summer Achievement Program Passages Workbook Sampler
Passages Program Workbook Sampler

The Summer Achievement Program
is designed to:

* Establish a complete, skill-rich curriculum for reading comprehension improvement

* Assess student progress

* Improve test scores

Passages Summer Achievement Program for English Language Arts
Quantity Order Code Configuration Price
WA-34839 Grade 3 Kit: 12 Books (1 each of 12 titles); 20 Student Passages Workbooks; Teacher Guide $499.00
WA-34842 Grade 4 Kit: 12 Books (1 each of 12 titles); 20 Student Passages Workbooks; Teacher Guide $499.00
WA-34843 Grade 5 Kit: 12 Books (1 each of 12 titles); 20 Student Passages Workbooks; Teacher Guide $499.00
WA-34844 Grade 6 Kit: 12 Books (1 each of 12 titles); 20 Student Passages Workbooks; Teacher Guide $499.00
WA-34845 Grade 7/8 Kit: 12 Books (1 each of 12 titles); 20 Student Passages Workbooks; Teacher Guide $499.00

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