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Build better writers through inquiry-based lessons

Grades 4-8 | For Laptop/Tablet

Google for Education Partner

Real world non-fiction texts facilitate writing as a response to reading

Frontier gives teachers high quality lessons that build better writing skills through curated, real world non-fiction resources.

Each lesson includes writing tasks, embedded formative assessments, and an engaging higher order thinking activity that requires students to synthesize learnings from multiple sources.


Leveled texts and supports to reach all students

With many different learning needs in a classroom, Frontier provides resources for students on, below and above grade level within the same lesson.

This makes it easy for teachers to meet students at their level while teaching the whole group.


Customizable lessons aligned to your district’s needs

Each lesson is aligned to state standards, and teachers can create new lessons using our research-backed framework.

Teachers can also add or remove activities and edit rubrics to tailor the lesson for their students.


Formative assessments check for understanding and inform instruction

After completing an activity in Frontier, students respond to a standards-aligned poll question to demonstrate their learning.

Teachers seamlessly view classroom results and see recommended next steps in real-time to guide reteaching and improve student attainment.


Engaging, teacher-approved reading and writing content

“Frontier is an active, engaging, motivational tool to get [students] to write. I can sit up in front and talk about writing, and why writing is important. But if you don’t give them a true purpose or a true choice of what they want to write about, or something that’s engaging, they’re not going to write.”

– 5th Grade Teacher

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Accelerate achievement with Frontier


In early 2017, Propel Schools in Pennsylvania analyzed the assessment data of 737 6-8th grade students using Frontier for the fall semester.

Students who had higher usage in Frontier (read and responded to more than 30 Frontier resources) exceeded their midyear growth expectations as determined by the NWEA MAP assignment.

By comparison, students who had lower Frontier usage (read and responded to 15 or less Frontier resources) demonstrated learning loss, and were unable to achieve their expected growth in ELA domains.


School Year

Fall 2016 - Winter 2017


737 students using Frontier in grades 6-8


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