Instructional Materials

New Product: STEMscopes Math

New Product: STEMscopes Math

Is your district looking for an elementary program that supports inquiry-based learning? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math.

Accelerate Learning’s STEMscopes Math is a comprehensive mathematics program for grades K-5. The materials are digital, with the option of printing PDF documents for most program components. The program makes intentional connections to math concepts as they are found in the everyday world. 

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New Product: FEV Tutor for Algebra I

New Product: FEV Tutor for Algebra I

Is your district looking for support with math tutoring? Take a look at Learning List’s review of FEV Tutor.

FEV Tutor provides live one-to-one virtual tutoring designed to support individual student learning needs across core content areas. Learning List recently reviewed the content for Algebra I. FEV Tutor partners with school districts and teachers to determine and implement a personalized tutoring plan for each student using FEV Tutor’s “Targeted Lessons”, content provided by the district, or content from other FEV Tutor partners.

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New Product: Savvas’ Elevate Science for NGSS

New Product: Savvas’ Elevate Science for NGSS

Does your district need instructional materials to support K-8 implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) Elevate Science.

Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) Elevate Science is a comprehensive science program for grades K-8. Materials are available in print and online. The program focuses on providing student-centered, three-dimensional learning. Elevate supports the development of critical and analytical thinking while developing literacy skills and an interest in STEM related activities.

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New Product: Fast ForWord® for K-5

New Product: Fast ForWord® for K-5

Is your district looking for a reading intervention program that students can use independently? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord K-12®.

Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord K12 is a digitally-based reading intervention program for students in grades K-12. Learning List just completed reviews of this materials for grades K-5, as a follow-up to our reviews for grade 6-12 in January, 2020. Fast ForWord K12 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.

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Finding Materials to Support English Learners Successfully

Finding Materials to Support English Learners Successfully

Districts increasingly are reaching out to us for assistance in finding materials to support English Learners (ELs).  Some districts are seeking comprehensive materials with strong support for ELs; others are seeking materials specifically designed to support EL students’ language acquisition. Learning List has reviewed both types. In January, we wrote about seven trends we have observed in materials’ support for ELs. This article discusses the types of supports to look for when seeking materials to support ELs successfully.

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New Product: McGraw-Hill’s Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing

New Product: McGraw-Hill’s Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing

Does your district need instructional materials to support high school students in developing critical reading and writing skills? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing.

McGraw-Hill’s Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing is intended to support students in the development of college-level reading and writing skills. The material is available as part of McGraw-Hill’s higher education offerings. It is available in print or digital forms.  The goal of the material is to help students read from the writer’s perspective and write for specific purposes and audiences.

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