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English language arts curriculum for middle school

With ѨƵELA, students learn to tackle any complex text and make observations, grapple with interesting ideas, and find relevance for themselves.

Rated all-green on , ѨƵELA earned perfect scores across all gateways. Para la versión en español, haga clic í.

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Easy and adaptable to teach

With six levels of embedded differentiation and assessments, teachers can make sure students are gaining key skills while not interrupting instruction. Because the program does this work in the background, teachers have more time doing what they love.

Also, only ѨƵoffers the , a built-in guide to covering required content for each grade level in just 100 days while allowing teachers to add supplemental lessons and activities.

All-green rating on EdReports

Rated all green on EdReports, ѨƵELA earned perfect scores across all gateways.

The ѨƵELA curriculum’s rich texts build knowledge and forge connections across grade levels, all while providing comprehensive support for both students and educators.

Our approach

Through its engaging digital program, powerful differentiation and assessment tools, and step-by-step instructional guides, our curriculum responds directly to the challenges and opportunities faced by middle school students and teachers.

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We empower students to become critical thinkers.

With text always at the center, students are encouraged to make ideas and opinions about meaning for themselves. Rather than focusing on right or wrong answers, they develop ideas and opinions on relevant, real-world, texts.

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We provide six levels of differentiated support.

Multiple entry points and six levels of embedded differentiated support allow every student, regardless of fluency or ability level, to engage with the same complex texts and curriculum.

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We assess while you instruct.

Embedded assessments and reports provide insight into each student’s progress without having to interrupt daily instruction. With data being collected at every learning moment, teachers can respond to student needs faster than ever before.

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What's included

ѨƵELA is a rigorous core curriculum that empowers teachers and engages middle school students.

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Student Edition

Available digitally and in print, the student materials guide middle schoolers through complex texts and writing by:

  • Engaging students with high-quality narrative and informational texts.
  • Providing videos, audio supports, and digital experiences that capture their attention.
  • Keeping all of their writing in one place with a personal Writing Journal.

 

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Teacher Edition

Available digitally and in print, the Teacher Edition contains all the information teachers need to facilitate classroom instruction, including:

  • Detailed lesson plans.
  • Video teacher tips embedded in the lesson.
  • Standards alignment and exit tickets.
  • Real-time differentiation strategies.
  • Robust reporting.

 

The ѨƵELA Interactive Quest
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Interactive Quests

Quests are fun, week-long immersions into a specific, multilayered topic. They enable students to practice analytical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills—all while building a strong classroom community.

ѨƵELA's digital library for independent reading

Digital library for independent reading

The expansive ѨƵLibrary includes more than 700 digital fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary titles.

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ѨƵELA makes teachers' lives easier

Our program ensures that standards are covered, skills are taught, and students are prepared with proper scaffolding and encouragement.

  • Embedded differentiation to support all readers.
  • Informative and streamlined assessment system.
  • Robust reporting that tracks progress.
  • Powerful feedback tools.

 

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