Categories

Elem. and Middle School Lit.

Literature (Grades 3-8)

Mosdos Press is dedicated to excellence in the teaching of literature, writing, vocabulary, and language arts. This series presents world-class literature for elementary and middle school: classic and contemporary works that are broadly representative, intellectually challenging, and morally framed. The instructional program is rigorous and engaging, and it thoughtfully explores family values and ethics.


This powerful resource provides teachers with an abundance of information and recommendations that will help them in developing comprehensive and interesting lessons that incorporate critical thinking and literary analysis.

Third Grade - Opal: This two book set integrates language arts and literature with Lessons in Literature that precede each prose selection and teach a progression of language arts skills that build, one on the other. These lessons are specifically geared towards the 3rd grader. The book is replete with short stories, a complete chapter book, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Opal has a wonderful selection of poetry-more than 15 poems follow prose selections with which they are thematically linked. Download sample lessons.
 
 


 

Fourth Grade - Ruby: Show fourth graders the beauty of language and the imagery and complexity of fine stories in this integrated Literature and Language Arts Program. Here is a literary world, appropriate to a fourth grader’s sensibilities, that fosters thinking and talking about values, ideals, and behavior.

Download sample lessons.

Fifth Grade - Coral: Includes over 600 pages of prose, poetry, plays and nonfiction narratives. Reading skills instruction is essential to a 5th grade language arts program, therefore, like Ruby, Coral’s student curriculum is developed around a unique feature called Lessons in Literature. Each lesson teaches language arts skills appropriate for the prose it precedes.

*  26 Short Stories  *  39 Poetry Selections  *  9 Nonfiction Essays  *  2 Drama Selections  *  A Complete Novel   *  Index of Authors & Titles  *  Vocabulary Glossary  *  Brief Author Biographies  *  682 pages.

Download sample lessons.

 
 
 
 

Grade Six - Pearl: Show your sixth graders the beauty of language and the imagery and complexity of fine stories. Here is a literary world, appropriate to a sixth grader's sensibilities, that fosters thinking and talking about values, ideals, and behavior. Pearl has world-class literature and a thoughtful and rigorous curriculum. The original artwork and graphics are breathtaking.

*  36 Short Stories  *  3 Drama Selections  *  15 Nonfiction Selections    *  46 Poetry Selections  *  4 Dramatic Poems  *  2 Songs  *       Index of Authors & Titles  *  Glossary of Literary Terms  *   Vocabulary Glossary  *  Author Biographies  *  736 pages.

Download sample lessons.

Grade Seven - Jade: Jade is replete with literature that spans several centuries and that is drawn from regions across the globe. The second edition has a revised curriculum, new original art, graphics, and design, and the same excellent literature that has made Jade our most popular anthology.

*  4 Short Stories  *  39 Poetry Selections  *  9 Nonfiction Essays  *  2 Drama Selections  *  A complete Novel  *  Index of Authors & Titles  *  Vocabulary Glossary  *  Brief Author Biographies *  656 pages.

Download sample lessons.
 
 
 
 

Grade Eight - Gold: This textbook contains highly literate curriculum and artwork that enchants. Students will be intrigued by introductory word banks with fascinating bits of information, and helped by vocabulary definitions on each page. The novel, The Voyage of the Lucky Dragon, is suspenseful and powerful. Let Mosdos Press show your students the joys of poetry!

* 26 Short Stories * A Novella * 23 Poetry Selections * A Drama Selection * 9 Nonfiction Essays * A Complete Novel * Index of Authors & Titles * Glossary of Literary Terms * Vocabulary Glossary  * Author Biographies * 733 pages.

Download sample lessons.







Testmaster CDs for grades 3 - 8:
Each CD Test Master includes tests for each prose selection, unit tests, and vocabulary tests. Also available on each CD are essay questions that are drawn from each unit.
Download sample tests.

Silver: A Collection of Short Stories (grades 5- 8)
 
Silver: A Collection of Short Stories is an anthology of short stories from Mosdos Press that brings quality contemporary and classic short fiction to the middle school classroom. These short stories are framed in traditional values, and they will help your students experience the joys of fi ne literature without compromising traditional principles. Download sample lessons.

 


Research Series NEW!
(Middle school and beginning high school students)

An innovative educational tool to help teach research, writing, and communication skills. Outstanding research project material for schools and parents who do not want their children to have unsupervised access to the Internet.
  • Increase students' access to informational text.
  • Increase the time students spend working with informational text in instructional strategies.
  • Create opportunities for students to use informational text for authentic purposes.

Click here to learn more about this new series.


Call ACSI Member Care at 800.367.0798 to order your copy.