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Text-Based Writing

Each unit prepares students to complete a text-dependent writing prompt with activities that include close reading, vocabulary, and text-dependent questions. Downloadable home–school connection activities are included to extend learning at home!


Ideal for preparing students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series provides practice in writing explanatory, compare-and-contrast, cause-and-effect, and other essential writing forms.


Each unit prepares students to complete a text-dependent writing prompt with activities that include:

  • close reading of an article
  • vocabulary and text-dependent questions to support understanding
  • a graphic organizer to help students plan their writing

The articles cover grade-level topics in science and social studies. Plus, each title includes downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.