The Teacher's Guide equips educators with the tools to successfully implement whole-class read-alouds, book clubs, and independent reading with the texts in this library. Prompts for conferring and connecting with families expand and increase engagement!
Each grade-level library includes five Teaching Cards. These cards offer in-depth options for exploring each anchor text as an interactive read-aloud, building vocabulary, practicing reading strategies, and extending literacy through writing, discussion, and other creative activities.
Culturally Relevant Authentic Texts
Authentic texts - unlike contrived texts that are written to teach a skill - inspire students to reflect on how they feel about what they read. Books and instruction that are culturally relevant to students address both visible and invisible tenets of culture. The texts in these libraries expose learners to rich language that motivates them, captures their interest, and introduces them to the historical, social, and linguistic contexts they need to successfully navigate the world.