The Mirrors & Windows program offers a balanced approach with multiple genres and diverse texts.
Each thematic unit includes:
Texts from multiple genres, with opportunities to make comparisons within and across genres
A focus on how to read closely for each genre, supported by Close Reading videos
Balance of traditional, contemporary, classic and diverse selections as called for in the TEKS:
Most comprehensive range and diversity of classic and contemporary literature and informational texts
100% of CCSS text types and range of texts within grade level text complexity levels
Literature from a long list of award-winning classic and contemporary authors such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Ray Bradbury, Annie Dillard, Ernest Hemingway, and Elizabeth Bishop.
Multicultural selections from authors such as Toni Cade Bambara, Sandra Cisneros, Arthur Ashe, Amy Tan, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Langston Hughes.
Selections from Texas authors such as Carmen Tafolla, Pat Mora, and Naomi Shihab Nye. See a full list of our Texas authors here!