Passport Reading Journeys eBook

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Passport Reading Journey  Students Get Practice
In Key Literacy Strands

PRJ with Updated Content provides sequenced skills, immediate feedback, and opportunities for focused review and guided practice through engaging, high-interest reading Expeditions. The topics motivate students to read more complex content, moving them to grade-level reading comprehension.

In every expedition, students focus on:

  • Word study
  • Fluency
  • Informational and literary text
  • Vocabulary and comprehension
  • Writing
  • Content-area reading

Reading Opportunities in PRJ  with Updated Content

One of the greatest benefits of Passport Reading Journeys with Updated Content is the amount of reading students do. They read fascinating literary and informational text from the Student Anthology eBook, including "Reading in the Real World" and "Exploring Careers" text selections. After reading, they complete vocabulary and comprehension worksheets and practice writing in response to reading in the student eBook.

Timeless Topics. Captivating Content. Growth to Grade-Level Reading.

Each level of PRJ includes a two-week, 10-level expedition format that utilizes content-rich, high-interest science, math, fine-art, literature, and social studies topics to teach literacy.

The new release has redesigned lessons with reading passages that focus on informational and literary text. Students have multiple ways to read the material, with multiple lesson options: the Classroom Library Set which includes age-appropriate titles, SOLO (Strategic Online Learning Opportunities), VocabJourney, ReadingScape—an all-new online library with interactive eBooks with titles from Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock—and Power Pass online test-readiness passages

The emphasis of the explicit, systematic instruction is on advanced word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Lessons consist of whole group instruction, independent reading and technology-based practice,and collaborative student- and teacher-directed small-group instruction.

Components of Instruction/Expedition

Each of the Reading Expedition lessons in the 10-day unit is 50 minutes and is taught in two lesson pairs with every fifth lesson set aside for independent reading practice. Engaging videos grab students' attention to introduce each Expedition theme, after which students read from the Student Anthology, which is the main instruction.

The reading in each Expedition captivates students by providing age-appropriate content that they can relate to and apply to their lives. The selections give them exposure to real world, 21st century topics that prepares them for college and career.


Individualized Practice Builds Academic Vocabulary

In lessons five and 10 of the Expedition, students are given opportunities for independent reading through the PRJ Library and SOLO, an online reading component that supports the instruction. And now, an all-new, interactive, online library called ReadingScape reinforces PRJ instruction

ReadingScape is  full of engaging, multimedia books that students read independent of their PRJ class, reinforcing instructional strategies that they learn and practice in PRJ. The independent reading builds content knowledge, boosts reading stamina, and encourages reading for enjoyment.

ReadingScape has:

  • An array of literary and informational selections
  • A wide range of genres
  • Topic-centric novellas, articles, short story collections, and poetry
  • Libraries organized by Lexile range so students can choose books at their own reading ability and interest level
  • Stunning photography, illustrations, and videos
  • Exciting animations and audio
  • Interactive capabilities that engage students and inspire them to read outside of class

Power Pass: New Online Test-Readiness Component

Also in lessons five and 10, students practice reading passages and answering questions like those they see on high-stakes tests with Power Pass. Power Pass online test-readiness component consists of passages and corresponding text-dependent multiple choice and short answer questions designed to model components and questioning from the PARCC, Smarter Balanced, STARR, and other state assessments.

Teachers assign the additional Power Pass passages to students. The first part of the Power Pass assignment is a cold read. Once they've read the passage for the first time with no scaffolding, students take the Power Pass text-dependent quiz and are given immediate feedback as soon as they submit each answer. The second part of the quiz is short-answer. Students can read the passage again to write a response that relates to the passage.