Updated June 2014

StudySync: Texts -- Grades 9-10

The place to go for scaffolded support with canonical texts

Subjects & skills
Skills
  • Critical Thinking

Subjects
  • English Language Arts
Grades This grade range is a recommendation by Common Sense Education and not the developer/publisher.
9-11
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With StudySync's 9th and 10th grade offering, there's a notable shift from the leveled young adult selections of the earlier grades to a focus on classic, canonical literature. Thankfully, all of the texts here come with a lesson plan; whatever your students' reading level, you'll have built-in support.

To make texts like Song of Myself, Crime and Punishment, and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee even more accessible, consider using a theme-related Blast as an introduction, or use it midway through your literature study. High school students will eagerly embrace the opportunity to connect virtually, and you'll enjoy all the ways Blast supports them in engaging with text.

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Michelle N. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Lebanon Senior High School
Lebanon, PA
Extensive literary offerings and thoughtful prompts create opportunities for student discussion

StudySync combines a number of elements in order to deliver students with opportunities to close-read text and discuss major ideas. Some of the more helpful elements of StudySync are found in the types of assignments -- quick "blast" assignments (quick-read articles with editable lexile levels) and close-read assignments. Many of the close-read assignments have video clips or video discussion guides that can help students frame their own discussions. This can be great for students who are either learning to create arguments or who just need a reminder on what using textual evidence looks and sounds like. Other features like vocabulary and built-in writing prompts also make this platform attractive to educators looking to digitally enhance their lesson plans.

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