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 speeches, essays, and biographies.
Integrating reading comprehension and analysis skills with affective and social-emotional needs, the ladders moves students from lower to higher level skills of self-awareness, metacognition, and goal setting, while asking them to apply themes, character or real-life experiences, and lessons from texts to their own lives.
The optional student workbooks feature ample room for student responses and notes, make reviewing and providing feedback on student work easier than ever, provide students with an easy-to-use reference to use during discussions, and save time, as there is no need to reproduce student handouts.
Each set of student workbooks includes 5 student booklets, divided by grade level and area of emphasis included in the teacher guides. Each complete set includes the teacher's guide and 5 copies of each companion student workbook.