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Prep your students
for the test

I Read to Write is a focused learning resource for Grades 2–6 designed to teach your students to read and think like a writer—for less than $6 per student. From reading closely to citing text evidence, students learn and practice the skills needed to successfully write to multiple sources on next-generation reading, writing, and math assessments.

So, are your students ready to read
and think like writers?

I Read to Write is designed to be implemented at any time throughout the school year without a major disruption in lesson planning. And you can work on the entire program at one time or integrate it into your language arts instruction—whatever works best for your class.

HOW IT WORKS

Read
like a writer

Students read closely across texts to analyze
structure and gain a deeper understanding of Science,
Social Studies, and Math content.

Think
like a writer

Students learn to think deeply,
beyond what is stated explicitly in texts.

Write with
confidence

Students respond to multiple sources in writing,
citing evidence from the texts. They also practice writing
within three text types: Narrative, Informative/Explanatory,
and Opinion or Argument.

Pass the
next-generation
assessments

Students approach assessments
with confidence
and the skills
needed to succeed.

 



What You Get

Available for Grades 2–6, I Read to Write
Student Editions can be purchased in
packages of five or in a classroom set.

Classroom Value Package

The Classroom Value Package
includes:

  • 25 write-in Student Editions with multiple sources, questions, and room to write responses.
  • a Teacher Edition with helpful hints to improve your students’ writing.
  • practice assessments to familiarize your students with next-generation assessment formats, such as the PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests.
COMPONENTS
  • STUDENT EDITION
  • TEACHER EDITION
  • ASSESSMENT PRACTICE

Student Edition features three sets of text sources related by topic and content area (science, social studies, and math) that students read closely, cite for text evidence, and analyze, so that they can ultimately respond to the sources in written essays.

Teacher Edition provides instruction for academic and domain-specific vocabulary mini-lessons, activities for differentiated instruction, ideas for promoting collaboration, and teaching tips for English language learners. It also contains annotated Student Edition pages and text-type-specific writing rubrics for instruction and assessment.

Next Generation Assessment Practice, English Language Arts/Literacy, tests give students the opportunity to apply the skills and strategies they learned in I Read to Write. The tests include authentic, engaging text sources, as well as video sources. The sources are tied to a two-part writing performance task for each text type, Narrative, Informative/Explanatory, and Opinion or Argument.

So, are your students ready<to read and think like writers?


students
Get ready for constructed-response writing assessments.
Next-generation assessments, such as the PARCC and Smarter Balanced tests, challenge students to write to sources (stimuli texts) in constructed-response test items.

Readying your students for next-generation assessments doesn’t have to be scary. I Read to Write will help you and your students take on the tests without breaking a sweat (or your budget).

Next Generation Assessment Practice tests
Mr Test
I Read to Write provides three Next Generation Assessment Practice tests per grade level. These tests
  • offer teachers a tool to measure just how much students have learned with I Read to Write.
  • give students more practice with the format of written PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and other high-stakes tests.
Next Generation Assessment Practice tests

Pick your grade level and
try it out with your class:

Next Generation Assessment
PRACTICE TESTS
As students complete the two-part performance tasks in this practice test, they will
  • conduct a close reading of two included text selections.
  • write short responses to comprehension questions.
  • draw evidence from the sources.
  • write an opinion essay in response to a cumulating question.

GRADE 2

Next Generation Assessment
PRACTICE TESTS
As students complete the two-part performance tasks in this practice test, they will
  • conduct a close reading of three included text selections.
  • write short responses to comprehension questions.
  • draw evidence from the sources.
  • write an informative/explanatory essay in response to a cumulating question.

GRADE 3

Next Generation Assessment
PRACTICE TESTS
As students complete the two-part performance tasks in this practice test, they will
  • conduct a close reading of two included text selections and one video.
  • write short responses to comprehension questions.
  • draw evidence from the sources.
  • write an opinion essay in response to a cumulating question.

GRADE 4

Next Generation Assessment
PRACTICE TESTS
As students complete the two-part performance tasks in this practice test, they will
  • conduct a close reading of three included text selections.
  • write short responses to comprehension questions.
  • draw evidence from the sources.
  • write an informative/explanatory essay in response to a cumulating question.

GRADE 5

Next Generation Assessment
PRACTICE TESTS
As students complete the two-part performance tasks in this practice test, they will
  • conduct a close reading of three included text selections.
  • write short responses to comprehension questions.
  • draw evidence from the sources.
  • write an argument essay in response to a cumulating question.

GRADE 6

A new set of challenges

Next-generation assessments have created a new set of challenges for teachers and students, which is why we created I Read to Write.

Show assessment who’s boss and request a sample to get started. We know you’re up to the challenges.

Mr Test


Digital Samples
Grade Student Edition Teacher Edition
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