to Literature and Content | Grades 6–8

Bridges is a comprehensive literacy program for middle school English learners and striving readers. This powerful print and digital solution develops academic language and literacy skills through authentic texts and content-driven lessons, while addressing the proficiency needs of every student.

What to expect with Bridges

Bridges is designed to help English learners and striving readers achieve grade-level proficiency through carefully scaffolded supports and highly engaging activities.

  • Develops proficiency in the vocabulary, reading, listening, speaking, writing, and grammar skills that are vital to success in school and in life
  • Promotes academic language development and scaffolds reading and writing skills
  • Engages students with rich, motivating literary texts and thought-provoking informational texts in science, social studies, math, and other content areas
  • Engages students with authentic media and a rich digital learning environment designed specifically to support language learning
  • Supports teachers with scope and sequence, pacing guides, instructional routines, socio-emotional learning opportunities, differentiated instruction and activities, scripted models, audio scripts, assessments, home-school connection activities, and more

Explore the Bridges digital experience

With the Bridges Supersite, students have hundreds of program-specific, thematically based, and carefully scaffolded practice activities right at their fingertips, while teachers have all their resources in one convenient place.

  • Interactive Student Books with embedded audio, video, and activities
  • Interactive Practice Books
  • Online Teacher Edition
  • Online gradebook to track student and class progress
  • Assessment program with placement test, quizzes, and more
  • School-to-home letters in multiple languages
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