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Continuum of Engagement
Continuum of Engagement
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Developed to prepare students to be college and career ready, Scholastic’s supplemental ELA programs XBOOKS, On the Record and ID provide increasingly complex texts on a continuum of engaging topics and themes.
These innovative programs meet the needs of middle school/high school students and can be flexibly integrated into ELA strategies and curricula for grades 6–12, depending on classroom needs.*
XBOOKS Unlock the Power and Pleasure of Reading
Providing high-interest nonfiction in print and digital formats, XBOOKS was developed by master teachers Laura Robb and Dr. Jeff Wilhelm. The program’s website is embedded with exciting multimedia content that includes video and audio clips, slide shows, animations and interactive instruction.

On the Record Inspire Students to Read with Skill, Write with Passion and Live with Purpose
Developed by Dr. Alfred Tatum and Erin Gruwell, founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation, On the Record tells stories of perseverance and transformation in paired profiles of contemporary figures such as Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Sonia Nazario that inspire continued inquiry, reading and writing.

ID Engage Readers, Empower Writers and Improve ELA Skills
Developed by Dr. Alfred Tatum, ID’s compelling texts and rigorous writing activities prepare students for the academic challenges ahead. Based on a collaborative model, ID workshops explore identity and differing life experiences while inspiring a deeper engagement with literary traditions.

Used together,
XBOOKS, On the Record and ID provide a continuum of increasingly challenging inquiry-based lessons designed to give students an upper hand in getting college and career ready.

Students will:
• Build skills in close reading, comprehension, analysis and critical thinking
• Evaluate, analyze and cite evidence
• Demonstrate independence in reading and writing
• Build strong, wide-ranging content knowledge
• Respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
• Comprehend and critique

* Programs can also be flexibly integrated into extended day, summer school and after school programs with modified pacing. Call for more information.