1st Edition

Affective Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program Grades 6-8, Student Workbooks, Interviews, Biographies, and Speeches (Set of 5)

    48 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    The Affective Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program uses a models approach to scaffold student learning and promote inquiry-based discussions of texts. This series of Jacob's Ladder focuses specifically on supporting advanced students' social-emotional needs through the discussion of reading selections in the following genres: short stories and media, poetry, and biographies.

    Each set of student workbooks includes 5 student booklets, divided by grade level and area of emphasis. Corresponding to the activities in Affective Jacob's Ladder, Grades 6-8, students read high-interest passages, then complete skill ladders connected to the picture book, short story, and media readings and activities to move them from lower to higher level skills of self-awareness, metacognition, and goal setting. The ladders include multiple skills necessary for success and integrate reading comprehension and analysis skills with affective and social-emotional needs, as students are asked to apply themes, character or real-life experiences, and lessons from texts to their own lives.

    Grades 6-8

    Jason Reynolds Michael Phelps Ellen Ochoa Excerpt From Malala Yousafzai Nobel Lecture, 2014 Building Your Inner Coach Own Your Face Matt de la Peña—An Interview Excerpt From President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Remarks on Signing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Excerpt From President Barack Obama’s Back-to-School Speech at Wakefield High School


    Dr. Tamra Stambaugh is the Director of Programs for Talented Youth at Vanderbilt University. She is the coauthor (with Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska) of Comprehensive Curriculum for Gifted Learners, Overlooked Gems: A National Perspective on Low-Income Promising Students, and the Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Program.

    Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., is the Jody and Layton Smith Professor Emerita of Education and former Executive Director of the Center for Gifted Education at William & Mary in Virginia, where she developed a graduate program and a research and development center in gifted education. She also initiated and directed the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University.