The High Progress Literacy TextDepotEducators Sharing Text Sets with Educators
Welcome to TextDepot, a place to build, store, share, and get text sets selected by educators for educators. TextDepot is free for HPL members, and HPL membership is free. So login and start browsing!
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Teachers in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade often have a hard time finding texts that teach our science and social studies standards…so we are helping teachers like you to start write and publsih your own electronic big books for Shared Reading in science and social studies!
The TextDepot Big Books Project is a work in progress–driven by teachers for students.
Check out what we have so far, and check back often. We are publishing new books every week!
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High Progress Literacy Associates is here to make it easier for teachers to provide text-based instruction across every content area. Check out what we have archived for you in TextDepot, above. Don’t see what you need? Contact us. We’re here to help.
The Dust Bowl
Using a Text Set
Properties of Light
Learning Content from Informational Text
Three Branches of Government
The No Nonsense Fine Print
The materials in TextDepot are intended exclusively for educational purposes. We have done our best to include only materials that are publicly available and that do not appear to infringe on anyone’s profiting from creative works. This is the intent of fair use laws, though we are not attorneys. We leave it to teachers, schools, and school districts to adhere to all copyright laws. We act as a repository of text sets. We review materials to ascertain that the work will represent a reasonable addition to a collection of educational text sets, though we do not check for accuracy and we do not exclude works that include opinions. We believe that good instruction includes teaching students how to sort out and evaluate sources of information and to identify primary sources.
The works in the TextDepot are in PDF files. This is to make their use as practical as possible in classrooms. It is not intended to make the work look original or to detract from the author’s original format. For texts that have been found on the Internet, we provide the web address and encourage TextDepot users to visit the address for more information. The PDF format is due to our awareness that many schools still do not have good Internet access or access for each individual student. We believe in universal access and look forward to the day when TextDepot can simply reference information on the web without altering the original format.