Imagine Lectura helps students in Grades 3-8 become strong readers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators. To reach this goal, Imagine Lectura follows an intentional, research-informed instructional sequence designed to help students achieve their highest potential.
Every unit starts with a teacher-facilitated Focus Question video and discussion that reflects a big idea incorporated throughout the unit.
After the Focus Question, students move into a Deep Reading Cycle of 6 connected texts, each with its own Power Sentence lesson in which students deconstruct and reconstruct a complex, powerful sentence that carries important language and ideas worth discussing. Each reading passage also contains an associated Dictado lesson to teach language conventions.
Finally, after reading, thinking, and talking about the 6 passages included in the unit, students engage in a cumulative, collaborative Synthesis Project to demonstrate what they’ve learned. To do this, students may choose to create a video, a podcast, or a blog to show how their understanding of the answer to the Focus Question has evolved over the course of the unit.