Lift


Secondary/Teens

4 Levels

American English

Up to 15 Teaching Hours/Week

LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CONTENT FOR CONTINUED ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN ENGLISH

Lift prepares multilingual teenagers with the academic language and literacy skills they need to study cross-curricular subjects and literature from around the world, participate in academic discussions, and apply themselves in and out of the classroom.

  • Guided explorations of literature and nonfiction, supported by stories told through photography and video, help learners make connections across disciplines.
  • A structured approach to skill-building, including textual analysis, close reading, and research, trains students for continued academic success in English.
  • Academic speaking and writing practice in every lesson prepares learners to make valuable contributions in the classroom.
  • Service-learning projects, inspired by the work of National Geographic Explorers, encourage learners to make a difference in their school, their community and the world.
  • Digital teaching and learning tools hosted on the Online Practice platform help teachers plan, prepare, teach and assess their classes.
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Authors

Kate Adams

Kate Adams is a writer, teacher, and presenter. She is an author with Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and National Geographic Learning. Her writing focuses on her classroom experi... more

Sarah Worthington

Sarah Worthington is a writer, editor, and instructional designer in the field of English language learning. Sarah started her career as an EFL teacher in the Czech Republic and Germany shortly after ... more

Tracey Gibbins

Tracey Gibbins is a writer and consultant specializing in English education. Tracey holds a Master of Arts in English Education from New York University and a Master of Science in English Literature f... more

Renee Biermann

Renee Biermann has been working in K–12 educational publishing for almost twenty years. She specializes in English Language Arts and differentiation for multilingual learners. In addition to working i... more

Lisa Varandani

Lisa Varandani is a writer, editor, and university instructor specializing in English language teaching and teacher education. Lisa started in ELT as a teacher in Mexico over twenty-five years ago, an... more

Gregg Schroeder

Gregg Schroeder is a writer, editor and college lecturer specializing in English language teaching. He started in education as a junior high school teacher in Japan, and after a period as an in-house ... more
Series Editor

Nonie K Lesaux

Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education Her research and teaching focuses on reading development and preventing reading difficulties of children from linguistically diverse backgroun... more
Buying Options/Components

FOR STUDENTS

  • Student's Book with the Spark platform
  • Spark platform, Instant Access
  • Language Companion


FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Book
  • Spark Platform


ON THE SPARK PLATFORM

  • Admin Tools
  • Teacher's Resources
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Online Practice
  • Assessment Suite
  • Course Gradebook


Bring your program to life with Spark

Bring the world to your classroom and the classroom to life with the Spark platform - where you can prepare, teach, and assess your classes all in one place!

  • Manage your course and teach great classes with integrated teaching and learning tools.
  • Track student and class performances on independent online practice and assessment.
  • Set up classes and roster students quickly and easily on Spark.

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Series Features
CONTENT
Authentic, relevant content inspires learning and helps students make connections across disciplines.
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
CONTENT-BASED NONFICTION ARTICLES
INQUIRY-BASED
VISUAL LITERACY


LITERACY
Uses inquiry-based learning with science and social studies content and authentic literature to build content knowledge and develop English literacy, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
READING COMPREHENSION
CRITICAL THINKING
ACADEMIC SPEAKING AND WRITING
SERVICE LEARNING
SELF ASSESSMENT


LANGUAGE
Provides the skills and strategies to understand stories and literature, and to work with more complex texts in the subject areas of science and social studies.
SCAFFOLDED LESSONS
EXPLICIT INSTRUCTION
FRAMES AND MODELS
ADDITIONAL PRACTICE


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