Districts increasingly are contacting us for assistance finding high quality materials to support ELs. Whether, and if so, how materials support ELs is part of Learning List’s quality review rubric. Having reviewed thousands of materials, we have observed seven trends in how instructional materials address the needs of ELs:
Posts made in January, 2020
Do you need a product to support student mastery of the TEKS for math? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math.
Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! Math is a comprehensive mathematics product that supports TEKS-based instruction in grades K through 8. Content is available in print with an online pre-assessment. Learning List recently reviewed the materials for grades 4 and 5.ThinkUp! Math is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills and connect math to real world situations. The material also supports instruction in the 9 traits of critical thinking as defined by Mentoring Minds.
Does your district have students who would benefit from teacher-led reading intervention? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Voyager Passport published by Voyager Sopris Learning.
Voyager Passport is a teacher-led reading intervention for students with reading challenges. The materials are available in both print and digital formats. The digital materials mirror the print materials. The goal of the program is to help students develop the skills and strategies they need to be on-grade-level readers.
Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord® K12 is a digitally-based reading intervention program for students in grades K-12. It is comprised of two primary components, Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant Plus. The purpose of the program is to support the development of foundational literacy skills and is intended for students who are struggling readers.
Does your district need a digital program to supplement core instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s Study Island.
Edmentum’s Study Island is a digital, supplemental program designed to support student learning in the four core subjects for students in grades K-12. Learning List recently published reviews of the content for grade 8 social studies and grade 7 and 8 ELA; reviews of Study Island content for other subjects and grade levels were published previously.