Key Features of the Learning Center and Reading-Writing Plus LE:
College Reading Assessments
These assess students’ specific skills and provide meaningful data that can inform class instruction.
Thousands of Interactive Items
Each item includes helpful annotations that effectively teach the reading skills students need to learn.
Integrated Mastery Tests
Written by the author of the text, these tests feature the same clarity and friendly tone found in each Reading-Writing Connection text. They are also seamlessly linked to the skills taught in the books.
New to the Learning Center and available in Reading-Writing Plus LE, these include writing prompts and hosted discussions for Townsend Library titles, allowing students to interact with readings and with classmates to facilitate learning.
What's included in this Reading-Writing Plus LE
4-month limited subscription:
NEW! The Readings Bank:
This collection of new readings—complete with Lexile scores, reading comprehension questions, and writing assignments—retains the same lively, high-interest tone and content found in our books.
NEW! The Skills Bank:
Exercises and tests from our companion Ten Steps Series have been restructured for tutoring programs, labs, or co-requisite classes. The result? You can now choose the skill, level, and sequence you want to teach. Want to cover a unit on main ideas? Looking to teach a modular course on inferences? The Skills Bank makes it easy.
Exercises and Mastery Tests:
The Learning Center has long hosted thousands of exercises and tests to accompany our Reading-Writing Connection texts. These acclaimed materials are now part of Reading-Writing Plus.
NOTE: For access to eBooks, see 10-month Ten Steps Plus (non-LE) subscription.
TP's Reading-Writing Connection and the Common Core State Standards
Looking for a powerful, effective, Common Core-aligned resource to help you teach reading and writing? You've got it with our Reading-Writing Connection texts and Reading-Writing Plus.
The Reading-Writing Connection and its digital companion,Reading-Writing Plus,helps students learn the reading skills needed for success in the classroom and beyond. In the course of building students’ reading and writing skills, The Reading-Writing Connection also addresses the competencies and benchmarks outlined in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
The connection between the Common Core and The Reading-Writing Connection emerges from their shared educational fundamentals. Both draw from practical classroom experience and research in the fields of reading and composition. Both focus on the same goal: to empower students to be strong, active, and critical readers and writers. And both, in an effort to achieve this goal, outline a series of foundational skills students need to master. The Reading-Writing Connection goes one step further; it teaches these skills through practice exercises, assignments, readings, and tests.
The Reading-Writing Connection covers the CCSS Anchor Standards for Grades 7–9 itemized below, in the following categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language.
In addition, The Reading-Writing Connection also fulfills an impressive number of CCSS benchmarks for the specific grade levels it spans. The downloadable Reading-Writing Connection CCSS Grade-Level Analysis, lists the specific CCSS benchmarks, by grade, covered in the book.
 CCSS Anchor Standards citations are coded as follows: The abbreviation of the instructional strand’s name and then the standard number. So the standard labeled “R.3” indicates the “Reading” strand, standard number three, which is “Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.” For a complete listing of the CCSS, please visit www.corestandards.org.