Help your kids dig deep, discover the language, with "Blasting off from Space Academy," by Susan Goodman.
These pages were built for grade 7 EFL students but translate directly to at-level Native Learners. As in many milieus, where native material is used, there is not enough support to digest the grammar and intricacies of language. Hence, with each story, I built them a small booklet.
-story grammar: vocab and phrases pointing out expressions and nuances of target language
-new context for vocab
-grammar element; present in story, implicit but not concrete, even for native learners; th present participle
-writing prompts to utilize and assess new language tools
As for Common Core. This certainly covers all Common Core Language from 5.1- 5.6; also appropriate for other grade levels as well. For example, we use it with 7th graders in Taiwan. There is certainly challenging and advanced material here.
Suitable for EFL learners and Native speakers