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SPOTLIGHT on Paired Passages Series

Grades 1–8 | For ESL, too!

Provide students explicit instruction in elements common to testing—scores improve...comprehension is strengthened!

Companion Series: Revising and Editing, Responding to Writing Prompts

Even good readers can struggle when faced with paired passages on tests. In the research-based Spotlight Series, they'll encounter passages representing a variety of genres. A similar topic links each pair:

  • nonfiction and nonfiction
  • fiction and fiction
  • nonfiction and fiction

With modeled instruction, guided and independent practice, students learn to:

  • respond to questions relating to the individual passages, then
  • respond to questions relating to the (paired) passages together

They practice with items common to test-taking:

  • multiple-choice
  • short-response/graphic organizer
  • short-response/writing
  • note-taking
  • response to literature, extended writing

Students learn why responses are correct or incorrect.

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  Book A (Gr.1) Student Book 10-Pack WS10677 978-0-7609-4526-1     $34.90
  Book A (Gr.1) Teacher Guide WS10677.9 978-0-7609-4534-6     $5.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS10678 978-0-7609-4527-8     $34.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS10678.9 978-0-7609-4535-3     $5.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS10679 978-0-7609-4528-5     $34.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS10679.9 978-0-7609-4536-0     $5.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS10680 978-0-7609-4529-2     $34.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS10680.9 978-0-7609-4537-7     $5.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS10681 978-0-7609-4530-8     $34.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS10681.9 978-0-7609-4538-4     $5.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS10682 978-0-7609-4531-5     $34.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS10682.9 978-0-7609-4539-1     $5.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS10683 978-0-7609-4532-2     $34.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS10683.9 978-0-7609-4540-7     $5.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS10684 978-0-7609-4533-9     $34.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS10684.9 978-0-7609-4541-4     $5.95

Teacher Guides include a pacing chart, research summary, 4- and 6-point scoring rubrics, student and teacher assessments, student tracking chart, and answer key.

ELL/ESL Supports:

  • prior knowledge activities
  • scaffolded instruction
  • read-aloud strategy

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SPOTLIGHT on Paired Passages