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. It connects across multiple genres, creating a web of meaning 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 provider of Guidebooks curriculum and professional development
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. These activities 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 assessments so teachers get auto-scored formative feedback on students' learning. Teachers can conduct strategic, data-driven instruction, while providing students with more practice with tech-enabled questions.
A year-long engagement that offers teachers, leaders, and coaches on-site, virtual, and on-demand support. Learn more.
In a 2016 nationwide study, RAND found that teachers using Guidebooks in Louisiana demonstrated a better understanding of state standards than their counterparts in other states. They also reported undertaking more instructional activities that aligned with those standards, and scored higher on multiple indicators than their peers in any other state.
Try it out
Example 7th grade lesson plan
Supports for diverse learners
Explore the curriculum
|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|
|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.