Rigor and respect for the ability and experiences of the adult learner have always been central values in Future. In its second edition, Future emphasizes rigor by highlighting the critical thinking and problem solving skills required in each activity. Based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, each activity is labeled with the thinking skill that students are asked to use.
New writing lessons focus on analyzing models, brainstorming, organizing ideas, and synthesizing unit learning into well-organized writing outcomes.
New content-rich readings with level-appropriate text complexity build content knowledge, introduce academic vocabulary, and require learners to analyze text and cite evidence to extend their learning.