Passport Reading Journeys with eBooks
The new release has redesigned lessons with reading passages that focus on informational and literary text. Students have multiple ways to read the material, with multiple lesson options: the Classroom Library Set which includes age-appropriate titles, SOLO (Strategic Online Learning Opportunities), VocabJourney, ReadingScape—an all-new online library with interactive eBooks with titles from Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock—and Power Pass online test-readiness passages.
ReadingScape: New Online Library for Independent Reading
PASSPORT READING JOURNEYS STUDENTS GET PRACTICE PRJ with Updated Content
IN KEY LITERACY STRANDS
provides sequenced skills, immediate feedback, and opportunities for focused review and guided practice through engaging, high-interest reading Expeditions. The topics motivate students to read more complex content, moving them to grade-level reading comprehension.
In every expedition, students focus on:
• Word study
• Informational and literary text
• Vocabulary and comprehension
• Content-area reading
Reading Opportunities in PRJ with Updated Content
One of the greatest benefits of Passport Reading Journeys
with Updated Content is the amount
of reading students do. They read fascinating literary and informational text from the Student Anthology eBook, including "Reading in the Real World" and "Exploring Careers" text selections. After reading, they complete vocabulary and comprehension worksheets and practice writing in response to reading in the student eBook.
The emphasis of the explicit, systematic instruction is on advanced word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Lessons consist of whole group instruction, independent reading and technology-based practice,and collaborative student- and teacher-directed small-group instruction.
Components of Instruction/Expedition
Each of the Reading Expedition lessons in the 10-day unit is 50 minutes and is taught in two lesson pairs with every fifth lesson set aside for independent reading practice. Engaging videos grab students' attention to introduce each Expedition theme, after which students read from the Student Anthology, which is the main instruction.
The reading in each Expedition captivates students by providing age-appropriate content that they can relate to and apply to their lives. The selections give them exposure to real world, 21st century topics that prepares them for college and career.
Individualized Practice Builds Academic Vocabulary
In lessons five and 10 of the Expedition, students are given opportunities for independent reading through the PRJ Library and SOLO, an online reading component that supports the instruction. And now, an all-new, interactive, online library called ReadingScape reinforces PRJ instruction
ReadingScape is full of engaging, multimedia books that students read independent of their PRJ class, reinforcing instructional strategies that they learn and practice in PRJ. The independent reading builds content knowledge, boosts reading stamina, and encourages reading for enjoyment.
- An array of literary and informational selections
- A wide range of genres
- Topic-centric novellas, articles, short story collections, and poetry
Libraries organized by Lexile range so students can choose books at their own reading ability and interest level
Stunning photography, illustrations, and videos
Exciting animations and audio
Interactive capabilities that engage students and inspire them to read outside of class