Your Best Resource for Meeting College and Career Readiness Standards in English Language Arts

EMC School is proud to present its exciting literature program, Mirrors & Windows. This seven-level program is built on a collection of rich, diverse, and timeless writings by renowned, award-winning authors. Watch the video.

Mirrors & Windows challenges students to reach their maximum potential while differentiating instruction for individual learners. Using a gradual release approach to reading, students will achieve a deep comprehension of the material and a greater appreciation of the literary genres. They will learn to recognize and make connections between the selections, the world, and themselves. Along the way, they will discover a love of literature that will grow throughout their lives. Truly, literature will turn mirrors into windows for your students.

The finest literature, timeless authors, topics and themes that spotlight big ideas — these are just a few of the compelling reasons to make Mirrors & Windows a part of your curriculum.

Mirrors and Windows key features:

  • Three levels of reading support, from guided to directed to independent
  • Mix of easy, moderate, and challenging selections
  • Cross-curricular and text-to-text connections
  • In-depth workshops for skills mastery
  • A full correlation to the Common Core State Standards
  • Aligned with College & Career Readiness Standards
  • Multiple Resources such as Meeting the Standards, Exceeding the Standards, Differentiated Instructions, Program Planning Guide, Assessment Guide, and CCSS Assessment Practice
  • Great literature and current informational texts
  • Qualitative and quantitative text complexity measures
  • Close reading models and practice
  • Text-dependent questions & writing to sources
  • Multiplatform eBooks & interactive eWorkbooks
  • The latest digital learning technologies
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Top Reasons

  1. Meets ALL English Language Arts College and Career Readiness Standards
  2. Truly scaffolded, gradual release of responsibility instruction with three levels of reading support and fully integrated task-based activities
  3. Most comprehensive range and diversity of classic and contemporary literature and informational texts
  4. Provides 100% of CCSS text types and range of texts within grade level text complexity levels – all in student textbook
  5. Common Core PARCC & SBA practice assessments online

Love of Literature

Mirrors & Windows (grades 6-12) exposes students to literature from a long list of award-winning classic and contemporary authors such as Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Ray Bradbury, Annie Dillard, Ernest Hemingway, and Elizabeth Bishop.

We also feature multicultural selections from authors such as Toni Cade Bambara, Sandra Cisneros, Arthur Ashe, Amy Tan, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Langston Hughes.


For students:

  • Textbook & eBook
  • Meeting the Standards eWorkbook
  • Exceeding the Standards eWorkbook
  • Differentiated Instruction eWorkbook with Spanish Summaries
  • Common Core Assessment Practice
  • Criterion Online Essay Grader
  • Audio program in eBook
  • Access Editions (17 eBooks)

For teachers:

  • Teacher’s Edition Textbook
  • Enhanced Teacher’s Edition eBook
  • Program Planning Guide
  • Assessment Guide with EXAMVIEW®
  • Meeting the Standards, Exceeding the Standards, & Differentiated Instruction
  • Criterion Online Essay Grader
  • Teaching the Common Core
  • Common Core Assessment Practice
  • Access Editions Assessment Manuals
Mirrors & Windows Multiplatform eBooks

Multiplatform eBooks on Bookshelf

EMC's multiplatform eBooks connect students to literature and language arts in and out of the classroom. With a touch of the finger, students are able to access every page of their textbooks. Our eBooks are available for delivery on all laptops, desktops, and mobile devices, including the iPad©.

Redefining seamless learning through technology

Through our partnership with the University of Minnesota's Institute for Design Innovation (IDI), we are now offering award-winning, research-based learning platforms that enhance your face-to-face, blended, or online classroom.

Avenue™ is an innovative e-assessment platform for building custom speaking and listening tasks to capture, evaluate, archive, and visualize progress of video-based learner performances in your language arts classroom.

Learn more about Avenue

Flipgrid™ allows teachers to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Use Mirrors & Windows essential questions to practice speaking and listening skills. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

Learn more about Flipgrid

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