Adapted Classics is an English language arts curriculum that covers grade-level content through four literary classics—The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, The Story of My Life, and The Hobbit. Each classic introduces a unique genre of literature: mystery, adventure, biography, and fantasy. Each title in the series includes an adapted student version of the classic presented in four distinct levels—A, 1, 2, and 3— to differentiate instruction. The adapted books summarize the original text in five simple chapters. A brief genre description, an author introduction, a presentation of the main theme, and a prediction activity begin each story. Student Readers and Workbooks are printed for Levels 1 and 3. You can access Levels A and 2 via the Attainment Hub for printouts. Manipulatives representative of each genre are part of the provided Literary Kit. Story-related manipulatives are key components of the kit, too.
In addition to Student Readers, students complete chapter exercises plus a story assessment in their Student Workbooks. Supplemental transition and expansion activities are also included. Nicely laid out in the Instructor’s Guide are 10 lessons for each literary classic covering the following elements:
- Author introduction
- Engagement in adapted text
- Vocabulary development/review
- Whole text review
- Written Expression
- Reader’s Theater
- Transition activity
- Optional – Expansion activity
- Additional lesson extensions are available for print through the Attainment Hub.
|Subject||English Language Arts|
|Age Group||Elementary, Secondary|