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On the Record™ is designed to help students build comprehension, close-reading and analytical skills with exercises and activities that include:

  • Text-based discussion questions
  • Close reading that requires students to analyze text and cite evidence
  • Direct comprehension instruction
  • Self-selected independent reading
  • Stretch Texts
  • Go On the Record activities reinforce platform themes
  • In Go Off the Record activities, students record their responses to books
  • Direct instruction on traits-based writing skills
  • In-depth essay writing
  • Stretch Texts writing tasks
  • Demonstrate independence in reading and writing
  • Build strong, wide-ranging content knowledge
  • Respond to varying demands of audience, task, purpose and discipline
  • Comprehend as well as critique

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