RigorHow does Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition address the rigor of the Common Core State Standards?
Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition is designed to meet the rigors of the Common Core State Standards. Scaffolding and modeling ensure that all students can access increasingly complex material. Literary selections in the program include exemplar texts from the Common Core Framework. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to analyze text structures and literary elements in depth. Skills workshops and independent reading features give students a chance to develop and apply strategies with increased independence. Writing, speaking, and listening are also integrated throughout the program with rigorous skill instruction.
Absolutely. In fact, the Understanding by Design framework is critical to ensuring that students meet the rigor associated with the Common Core State Standards. As with the Common Core State Standards, the starting point in UbD is identifying what students need to accomplish, and what the learning outcomes should then be. Also, the Big Questions and Essential Questions deepen understanding and help students develop as critical readers and thinkers.
Text ComplexityHow does the program address the Common Core State Standards' call for increased text complexity?
Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition provides a text complexity analysis for featured reading selections and featured independent reading titles. The program also includes features such as Text Complexity Rubrics, which guide teachers in choosing the leveled reading selection that is appropriate for their students.
Students move from close reading, to modeled examples, to leveled reading and on to independent reading. Before, during, and after reading features also guide and support students as they encounter more complex reading selections.
Informational TextWhere can I find informational texts?
Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition includes informational texts across content areas. Throughout the program, students have opportunities to work with historical, scientific, and factual texts. Selections include exemplar texts from the Common Core Framework. Exposure to these selections increases students' familiarity with different text structures and improves their ability to independently read nonfiction text.
VocabularyWhat kinds of vocabulary are included in Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition?
Throughout the program, students get extensive practice with general and domain-specific vocabulary. There is also a focus on key vocabulary skills, such as information about roots and word origins.
WritingHow is writing incorporated into instruction?
The Common Core State Standards call for instruction in argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative writing. Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition incorporates each of these into instruction. Every unit includes in-depth writing workshops, which take students through the complete writing process: from drafting to publishing. Writer's workshops include a Writer's Toolbox that teaches students Six-Traits writing skills. Throughout the program, students also have opportunities to generate written responses to questions about literary selections and unit concepts.
Meeting the Common Core State StandardsHow do I know which Common Core State Standards I'm addressing during instruction?
Within the table of contents, you'll find an overview of the Common Core State Standards that are addressed in each unit. You'll also find this information at the beginning of each lesson and at point of use throughout the lesson.
AssessmentHow is assessment addressed in Prentice Hall Common Core Edition?
Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition includes both traditional assessments and the types of performance-based assessments that are called for in the Common Core State Standards. Students are assessed across the key Common Core domains of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.
TechnologyHow is technology incorporated into the program?
PH Lit Online provides digital resources for lesson planning, content delivery, and student assessment. You can access digital versions of all program materials as well as interactive lesson activities. PH Lit Online also includes online versions of program assessments, which provide instant results and feedback.