Finish Line Indiana ELA, College & Career Ready helps students build the skills and deep level of knowledge required of today’s standards and guides teachers in enriching their daily lessons.
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Easy to Use
Instruction and practice are concise and simply presented. Minimal components—student workbooks and annotated teacher’s editions—make implementation easy to manage.
Directly Aligned to Indiana’s Standards
Student books include 300+ pages of instruction and practice written for the college and career ready Indiana Academic Standards.
Gradual Release of Responsibility
Each lesson uses the gradual release model—from teacher-led instruction to individual student work—in a four-part format: Skill Introduction, Focused Instruction, Guided Practice, and Independent Practice.
Practice for Assessment Items
A mix of question types, including those on the ILEARN assessment, is found in the unit reviews and Independent Practice sections.
In addition to lessons on reading comprehension skills and vocabulary, each book includes a full unit of writing and language standards for students to practice the writing process, learn how to answer open-ended questions, and apply grammar and usage conventions.
Close Reading of Rigorous Text
Much like Indiana’s standards and assessment, the books require students to find evidence from texts to support their answers. A variety of authentic-text passages promote the rigor and text-complexity required by the college and career ready standards.
A glossary in each student book includes terms that appear in boldface throughout the book.
Comprehensive teacher’s editions are designed to lighten your lesson planning and grading time. They include suggestions for use/teaching strategies; student book pages with correct answers, correlations to the college and career ready Indiana Academic Standards and Depth of Knowledge (DOK), and answer rationales for items in the Independent Practice; speaking, writing, and listening activities; media/research activities; Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary; and ELL support.
This series is ideal for class time, out-of-school programs, homework, and any time students need extra review.
Student Book: 304-350 pages
Annotated Teacher’s Edition: approx.200 pages