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
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 ALL CLASSROOMS

  • PRINT
  • Student's Book and Language Companion
  • BLENDED
  • Student's Book with Online Practice and Student's eBook, and Language Companion
  • DIGITAL
  • Online Practice and Student's eBook


FOR LEARNERS

  • Student's Book
  • Online Practice and Student's eBook
  • Language Companion


FOR TEACHERS

  • Teacher's Book
  • Classroom Presentation Tool
  • Learning Management System
  • Lift Assessment Suite
  • Middle School Online Placement Test
Plan and Teach
COMPANION SITE
Find downloadable materials for lesson preparation, including Teacher's Books, video, audio, answer keys, assessment materials, worksheets for a range of uses, and more!


CLASSROOM PRESENTATION TOOL
Bring together digital versions of all core instructional materials, including Student's Book, video, audio, and answer key, to present and demonstrate new language and skills, create opportunities for practice, and manage classroom activities.
TEACH LESSONS CONFIDENTLY
eVISUALS
TEACHER RESOURCES
ACTIVITIES


STUDENT'S EBOOKS
An easy-to-access alternative to print, with everything a learner needs to be an active participant in any classroom and for self study.
Track and Assess
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Assign your students activities for Independent Online Practice. A gradebook allows tracking of student progress and provides information to support and assess individual and class performance.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES
TEACHER DASHBOARD
GRADEBOOK
ASSIGNMENTS
MESSAGING




LIFT ASSESSMENT SUITE
Includes downloadable pre-made tests and quizzes that can be edited and adapted to fit your assessment needs.
PRE-MADE TESTS AND QUIZZES FOR PRINT OR ONLINE DELIVERY
FULLY ADAPTABLE
Series Features
CONTENT
Authentic, relevant content inspires learning and helps students make connections accross disciplines.
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
CONTENT-BASED NONFICTION ARTICLES
INQUIRY-BASED
VISUAL LITERACY


LITERACY
Uses enquiry-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


For a Complete Curriculum