LearnZillion presents Guidebooks 3-8, a language arts program that fosters a love of deep reading and skilled writing.
About the curriculum
Built by teachers, for teachers; Guidebooks centers around the texts students love, connecting across multiple genres and creating a web of meaning that’s critical to the development of reading and writing skills.
Each Guidebooks lesson supports whole class and small group instruction
The curriculum includes
- Authentic, grade-level text sets
- Integration of reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language standards
- Backward design
- Embedded supports for diverse learners
- Consistent unit and lesson structure
LearnZillion is the only curriculum and professional development provider of Guidebooks
Trade books, unit readers, and student handouts
Realize significant savings with our print materials for Guidebooks. Give your classrooms a library of engaging, authentic literature, complex texts in unit readers, and handouts that include activities to support students in reading, writing, and expressing an understanding of the texts.
We support teachers in strategic instruction
Tools that move teachers from reactionary to strategicOur easy-to-use slides and teaching notes empower teachers to lead close readings of grade-level texts. Guidance is built into every lesson, providing teachers with in-context professional development.
Tools for differentiationWe support teachers in moving to strategic instruction, making it easy for them to differentiate and take coordinated action.
Integrated digital assessments
We’ve integrated digitized section assessments so that teachers get auto-scored formative feedback on student learning, and students get more practice with tech-enabled questions. With these assessments, teachers can orchestrate strategic and data-driven instruction.
A year-long engagement that offers teachers, leaders, and coaches on-site, virtual, and on-demand support. Learn more.
In a 2016 study that surveyed teachers nationwide, RAND found that teachers using Guidebooks in Louisiana demonstrated a better understanding of state standards and reported undertaking more instructional activities that aligned with those standards than their counterparts in other states. On a number of indicators, teachers scored higher than their peers in any other state.
|Tier 1 IMR classroom ready, whole class English Language Arts curriculum|
|Printer-friendly, digital teaching materials with embedded teacher guidance|
|Text complexity and vocabulary analysis of unit anchor texts|
|Most up-to-date version of the curriculum|
|Unit scope and sequence and pacing guidance|
|Standards alignment by section, unit, and lesson|
|Digital section quizzes and classroom reports|
|Close reading library used to lead targeted reading instruction|
|Downloadable family resources|
|One-stop-shop for student trade books and unit readers (available)|
|In-the-moment supports for diverse learners|
|Data export via CSV|
|Seamless LMS and SIS integration|
|District-managed curriculum customization|
|Professional development (optional)|
Experience the excellence of Guidebooks through our unique combination of print and digital.