Alpha Literature 6-12

Alpha Literature

Grades 6-12

  • American English
  • Video Clips
  • Online Reporting
  • Online Resources
  • Interactive Content
  • Audio (Text to Speech)

Alpha Literature provides up-to-date pedagogy and instruction in English Language Arts (ELA) with a focus on Literature and Informational Texts. The program follows the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and Literacy.

Key Features

  • Globally focused, featuring multi-genre classics and contemporary literature with regional references
  • Fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards
  • Comprehensive skills instruction and practice in Reading, Writing, Language Comprehension (Vocabulary and Grammar), and Speaking and Listening
  • Teacher Guide with pacing guidelines, innovative teaching tips, and strategies for differentiated instruction
  • Each grade level includes six multi-genre units, with an engaging theme and a thought-provoking Essential Question
  • Beautiful fine art and illustrations pair perfectly with the text
  • ExamView assessment generator for creating, assigning, and scoring tests, quizzes, and more

Available on eAlpha – LMS

eAlpha connects students and teachers, offering them a collaborative, interactive, and mobile teaming environment that impacts every aspect of education. Features and benefits include:

  • Easy to use and intuitive eLearning platform
  • Allows you to work both online and offline with interactive content on any device
  • Access all teacher guides, student books, practice and work books, ancillaries and assessments complete with full interactivity
  • Navigate with ease through hyperlinked content pages
  • Set assignments easily to whole classes or groups or individuals students
  • Effortlessly monitor and report student progress
  • Sentence by sentence highlighting
  • Parent guides available


Alpha Assessments Powered by Learnosity

Now live on eAlpha our LMS. This new addition to our K-12 programs includes 1000s of engaging, interactive assessments across English Language Arts (ELA), Math, and Science.

Key Features

  • Aligned to both US Standards and Alpha Publishing Programs
  • Available for Grade 1 onwards for English Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science
  • Flexibility in assigning different activity depending on student/class needs
  • Detailed How to Use Teacher Guides
  • Activities rescale on devices of different screen sizes
  • Coordinate, line and statistical graphing tools
  • Assess benchmarks – Beginning year to End of year
  • Quizzes, tests and so much more


Student Anthology

The Literature Selections feature award-winning authors from around the world with a vast array of classic and contemporary literature in a variety of generes, illustrated with visually appealing photography, illustration, and images of fine art. The stand-alone and paired text selection in each unit give students multiple opportunities for in-depth literary analysis.

Featured in every selection:

  • Background Close Reading Focus Close Reading Questions to support literary analysis
  • Critical Viewing Questions
  • Discussion activities that extend beyond the literature
  • Critical Reading question bank, which presents higher-order-thinking questions requiring students to go beyond basic recall and comprehension to analyze, interpret, and evaluate the literature

Award-Winning and Best-Selling Titles


  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis
  • Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy
  • Damascus Nights by Rafik Schami


  • A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
  • I am Malala by malala Yousafzai
  • Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammel
  • Cinder by Melissa Meyer
  • The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) Lemony Snicket
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  • Into Thin Air by John Krakauer
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Literary Companion

The Alpha Literature Literary Companion was designed to provide complete coverage of the Common Core State Standards at each grade level. Instructions and practices are presented in an easy-to-consume, intuitive format that includes graphic organizers, charts, outlines, and other tools that help students prepare and organize their work.

The Literary Companion provides integrated ELA skills support for every selection in the Student Anthology by featuring comprehensive skills instruction and preactice for Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammer, and Speaking and Listening. It also includes comprehensive instructions for the Perfomance Task in every unit.


Teacher Guide

The Alpha Literature Teacher Guide has been designed to provide teachers with the necessary resources to meet the diverse needs of today’s young learners throughout the world.

The Alpha Literature Teacher Guide provides an overview of each unit and includes Learning Targets, Pacing Guides, and Teaching Tips. It gives comprehensive support for every selection in the Student Anthology and the lessons in the Literary Companion.

It includes teacher scripts, tips for English Language Learners, Differentiated Instruction notes, Learning Targets, Pacing and Lesson Plans, and Rubrics for assessing the unit Performance Tasks.


On eAlpha, downloadable and editable assessments are provided that align to Alpha Literature’s content and the CCSS for ELA for each unit, there is a comprehensive Unit Test and Quizzes for all selections that assess student’s understanding of the reading, vocabulary, language, and writing skills covered in their Student Anthologies and Literary Companions.

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Literary Companion Practice Book Vol. B + 1 YR

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Literary Companion Practice Book – Vol. A – Answer

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Literary Companion Practice Book – Vol. B – Answer

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