What's included

Boost Close Reading for 6–8 uses captivating storylines to engage students in powerful personalized reading instruction and practice. Whether students are learning to read fluently or sharpening close reading skills, Boost Close Reading accelerates their growth while freeing educators up to work with small groups or individual students. Explore more of the program here.

Boost Close Reading is a recipient of Digital Promise’s Research-Based Design and Learner Variability certifications.

Program at a glance

Boost Close Reading is a research-based, standards aligned program that supports students along an adaptive path of increasingly complicated texts and literary concepts. Students find these games embedded in an engaging narrative world that grows as they do, whether they are learning foundational skills or mastering close reading.

Books at a glance

At the middle school level, Boost Close Reading sets students in a dystopian future world run by Machines, where people are told what to read and what to think. Students are recruited into the rebellion and trained in the powerful ways authors convey meaning and affect their audience. This interactive graphic novel is divided into three books with each chapter focusing on a different skill or concept.

  • Book 1: Illumination

  • Book 2: Transformation

  • Book 3: Insurrection

Digital components

The program includes resources that give students chances to apply skills they’ve learned and teachers the ability to track student progress across multiple data points.

  • Teacher materials

  • Student materials

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