Rising Up Curriculum (Grades 7-8)

Welcome to our Rising Up Activity Book Curriculum (grades 6-8). Each lesson has been developed by teachers and tested in the classroom. Students will enjoy the challenging texts in each lesson and engage in higher level thinking as they practice reading, speaking, and writing skills and collaborative activities.

The lessons are designed to follow the skills and activities in the Rising Up Literacy Skills Activity Book. The student presentation offers visual support, so as students complete the tasks in their books, the teacher can project instructions, offer additional language support, pace the lesson with a built in digital timer, or call on random students to share ideas with the built in Collaborate tool.

Teachers can choose to follow every activity in the digital lesson plan or select specific things to do. Since the Experiences in the Activity Books have more activities than the digital lesson plans, you can add in activities and/or find more to do in the Skill Library.


Click on a lesson below and you will be taken to a lesson summary page. Here, you can download and print the summary lesson and presentation slides or click on the presentation icon and watch the page transform into an interactive student presentation. The presentation deck will walk you through the lesson.

If you want to add, remove, or adjust content in the lesson, simply click "Add to My Lessons Plans" on the summary page and click edit. You can change anything in the lesson. To find your lesson again, go to Lesson Plans and select "My Lessons" in the lower navigation.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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