Passport Reading Journeys eBook

Passport Reading Journeys - Now with Updated Content

  • 6-12

ReadingScape: New Online Library
for Independent 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.

A PRJ Reading Expedition (unit) follows a 10-day lesson format. Each lesson 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 scenarios. And new technology components in this release of PRJ prepare 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.

ReadingScape has:

  • 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

Power Pass: New Online Test-Readiness Component

Also in lessons five and 10, students practice reading passages and answering questions like those they see on high-stakes tests with Power Pass. Power Pass online test-readiness component consists of passages and corresponding text-dependent multiple choice and short answer questions designed to model components and questioning from the PARCC, Smarter Balanced, STARR, and other state assessments.

Teachers assign the additional Power Pass passages to students. The first part of the Power Pass assignment is a cold read. Once they've read the passage for the first time with no scaffolding, students take the Power Pass text-dependent quiz and are given immediate feedback as soon as they submit each answer. The second part of the quiz is short-answer. Students can read the passage again to write a response that relates to the passage.

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Endorsed by CASE

Passport Reading Journeys is endorsed by CASE