What is a Target Lesson?

Target Lessons are short, easy-to-use, highly engaging lessons that support reading, writing, and classroom discussion. Each lesson is designed to be completed in one 50-minute class period and teaches students a key skill — like identifying the main idea or analyzing the author's point of view — that they’ll use to deeply understand the text.

Each Target Lesson directly addresses a reading skill through skill instruction and skill-aligned questions that students answer as they read.

Target Lessons also include scaffolded Pre-Reading, During Reading, and Post-Reading activities that are designed to build students' engagement and knowledge as they move through the lesson. Read more about them here.