New Curriculum Review: EMC School’s Mirrors & Windows Connecting with Literature for CCSS

Are your English teachers looking for a Common Core ELA curriculum? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of EMC School’s Mirrors and Windows: Connecting with Literature.

EMC School’s Mirrors and Windows: Connecting with Literature is a comprehensive English language arts curriculum for grades 9-12 (English I-IV). The materials are available in print and digital form. Mirrors and Windows focuses on literature that “provides mirrors that help students reflect on their world and windows that lead them into new worlds.” Learning List recently reviewed the student and teacher editions of the eBooks and material linked within them.

Mirrors and Windows emphasizes development of independent reading skills. The material provides numerous texts for independent reading. Additionally, there is an abundance of reading selections across multiple genres to encourage comparisons across texts during class instruction. Accompanying each selection are numerous questions, identified by level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, to support comprehension and facilitate textual analysis.

The material provides an extensive anthology, Writing Workshops, and Workshops to address skills frequently tested on state assessments. Take a look at Learning List’s editorial review to learn more about how the material integrates reading and writing.

Learning List has conducted a standard-by-standard review of the alignment of the material to the CCSS, a qualitative review of the instructional content, and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About EMC*

EMC School has grown steadily into one of the nation’s leading producers of blended learning solutions for K-12 schools throughout the country. EMC School offers K-12 programs in Language Arts, World Languages, Business Education, and Social Studies with supplementary and multimedia materials.

EMC is a division of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a comprehensive, dynamic and progressive learning technology company. Advocating a belief in teaching and determination to help students develop as learners and thinkers, Carnegie Learning is seeking to re-define the role of technology across the K-16 landscape. For more information, please visit and

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from EMC.

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