Curriculum Samples

Take a peek! Look through sample teacher guides for a few of our units to appreciate our unique, inquiry-based approach to close reading and writing across texts and grade levels. You’ll find table of contents, sample sessions (including focus lessons, work periods, and closing meetings), sample assignments, agendas, and standards alignment for CCSS or TEKS.

CCSS Microcourse Samples

Unearthing Pompeii-flipcook-cover-frontGrade 3
Close Reading of Informational Texts
Themes-in-Literature-G5-flipbook-coverGrade 5
Close Reading of Literature
Texting and Language Change-G7-flipbook-coverGrade 7
Close Reading of Informational and Literary Nonfiction Texts
Investigative Report Writing-G7-flipbook-coverGrade 7
Close Reading Nonfiction Like a Detective
Dealing With Difficulty-G9-flipbook-cover-Grade 9
Close Reading of Informational and Literary Nonfiction Texts
Foundations-for-Inquiry-G10-flipbook-coverGrade 10
Close Reading of Literature
Spreading-Innovations-G11-flipbook-coverGrade 11
Reading and Writing Reports of Information
Shakespeare-at-the-Movies-G12-front-coverGrade 12
Close Reading of Literature

TEKS Microcourse Samples

Introduction to the Writing Life—Grade 6Grade 6
Introduction to the Writing Life
Introduction to Interpretive Work—Grade 7Grade 7
Introduction to Interpretive Work
Reading as Problem Solving, Grade 7Grade 7
Reading as Problem Solving
Poems as Puzzles: A Pair of Poets Study—Grade 8Grade 8
Poems as Puzzles: A Pair of Poets Study
Borderlands: Theories and Stories—Grade 9Grade 9
Borderlands: Theories and Stories
Reading Intelligence, Grade 9Grade 9
Reading Intelligence
Language Matters: Essays and Arguments—Grade 10Grade 10
Language Matters: Essays and Arguments
Dealing With Difficulty—Grade 10Grade 10
Dealing With Difficulty