myPerspectives® is a powerful, next generation literacy program that places students at the center of learning and gives teachers the right tools and resources, research-based guidance, and autonomy to do what they do best to support each unique learner. Relevant and engaging content brings students in, and built-in formative assessments and progress monitoring keep students on track. This dynamic Savvas program allows students to explore, share, and grow through collaborative experiences that hone writing, speaking, and listening skills. myPerspectives provides support and scaffolding for all learners to provide a pathway for success for every student.
Empower and inspire lifelong literacy learning with high quality instructional resources, engaging content, cutting-edge technology, and purposeful activities that develop students into confident, effective, and powerful communicators.
Relevant and diverse texts and media allow students to see themselves reflected in the stories and develop their own voice as they build knowledge and participate in the broader conversation. A built-in gradual release instructional model promotes ownership of learning, collaboration, and student independence.
Geared for Next-Gen Learners
From intriguing thematic units to relevant texts and media, to Hook & Inspire features and current events podcasts, myPerspectives connects with students today and allows them to bring their own ideas and lived experiences to enrich learning.
Students analyze texts through the eyes of a reader and writer and have academic discussions. They work on group projects, create their own compositions, and complete rigorous Performance-Based Assessments.
Interactive Learning on Savvas Realize
myPerspectives on Savvas Realize® lets students use technology to make learning come alive with multimedia resources, personalized learning tools, and interactive lessons and video tutorials.
Groundbreaking units guide students through analyzing and creating media projects as they learn how to be a savvy consumer and producer.
Grounded in Research
myPerspectives incorporates evidence-approaches and research-based strategies, with field study results that show significant gains in student achievement.
Promotes Student Ownership of Learning
Each unit is backward designed from the Performance-Based Assessment and provides a gradual release instructional model. In Whole-Class Learning, the teacher models close reading and writing. In Peer-Group Learning, students work in teams to complete a project. In Independent Learning students apply the skills they’ve learned.
At the end of the unit, students pull together everything they’ve done to complete the Performance-Based Assessment. The teacher role moves from instructor to facilitator, to advisor, and students develop ownership of learning as they set their own goals and work in larger groups, smaller teams, and independently.
myPerspectives includes a digital or print Student Edition that is available as a consumable or hardcover. The Teacher’s Edition is available digitally or as a durable hardcover resource that includes instructional support, teaching notes, and the Student Edition pages. myPerspectives Digital includes the student and teacher materials as well as robust tools, interactive resources, and additional content including multimedia, current events, and translation support.
Hook & Inspire
These optional bonus ideas help you easily connect students Into, Through, and Beyond the text with engaging videos, graphics, songs, music, and other sources.
Listenwise Current Events Podcasts
Curated public radio stories help students connect what is happening in the world to literature in the classroom. Listenwise® brings the power of public radio to ELA classrooms with:
These discussion prompts allow students to connect with each other, the texts, and the authors through thought-provoking, open-ended questions. Prompts allow students to think deeper and more critically so they can bring their own voice, cultural background, and insights as they respond to prompts through multiple lenses.
Teachers have access to strategies and tools for differentiated instruction throughout myPerspectives, including text complexity rubrics with leveled teaching suggestions, remediation opportunities, and reading support for each text.
Multilingual Learner Support
Instructional notes in the Teacher’s Edition include support and strategies for multilingual learners aligned to WIDA ®. In addition, students have access to a multilingual glossary, etext translation tool with access to over 100+ languages, Spanish audio summaries, and so much more.
Formative & Summative Assessments
Readiness Checks in the Teacher’s Edition provide Exit Tickets to help you respond to students’ needs at point of use. Language Support notes provide additional support and scaffolding. Students work on two Performance Tasks in every unit and complete the culminating Performance-Based Assessment. Detailed Savvas Realize reports ensure that you have the data you need to drive instruction and monitor student progress and mastery.
Teach Your Way
All resources are available on Savvas Realize. You can reorder the table of contents, upload files and media, add links, and create custom lessons and assessments. A Playlist feature makes it easy for you to create your own units, lessons, and resource folders by pulling in already created content, uploading your own content, or linking to outside resources.
Intuitive and Easy To Use
Navigating Savvas Realize is easy with a quick search function and featured resources at your fingertips. You can integrate with your district’s learning management system, share content with other teachers, optimize instruction with the new Teacher Assist Panel and presentation mode, assign lesson resources quickly with slide sorter view, and utilize Performance Analysis reports that allow for quick grouping of students.
Make Learning Come Alive
Digital resources and tools in myPerspectives enhance the teaching and learning experiences with embedded multimedia, interactive prompts, interactive mini lessons, videos, tutorials, a classroom discussion board, interactive assessments, practice activities, a digital notebook, translation tools, multilingual glossary, and more.
What is myPerspectives?
myPerspectives® English Language Arts for Grades 6–12 is a research-based, comprehensive literacy solution designed to support student learning. Purposeful activities foster student ownership of learning and reflect real-world scenarios with students working in large groups, in smaller teams, and independently.
As students read relevant and diverse texts, have thought-provoking discussions, collaborate with their peers, and hone their communication skills, they will use transferable strategies and develop lifelong learning habits that help them be successful wherever they go.
What are the program’s components?
The program is made up of:
Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments.
What’s different about the New Edition of myPerspectives?
This New Edition includes exciting enhancements driven by user feedback and market research and include MORE:
How do I sign up for a myPerspectives demo?
myPerspectives digital courseware on Savvas Realize includes robust digital tools that give teachers flexibility to use a digital, print, or blended format in their classrooms. Teachers can customize the program to rearrange content, upload their own content, add links to online media, and edit resources and assessments.
How were the texts selected and is there a balance of informational and literary texts?
myPerspectives provides a variety of reading opportunities for students to build content knowledge. Texts have been carefully selected to enable students to encounter a wide range of literary and informational texts that include narrative fiction, graphic novel excerpts, speeches, articles, poetry, drama, functional and foundational texts, media, and more.
The Table of Contents identifies the genres of each text included in the program. Texts were chosen based on criteria such as literary merit, author’s craft, themes, gender and cultural representations and experiences, insights, readability, and diversity.