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Learning List’s editorial reviews reflect feedback from multiple Learning List reviewers. Our reviewers are highly qualified, experienced state educators who are certified to teach the courses and have experience teaching the standards of the products they review. Each editorial review aggregates feedback from multiple reviewers, as well as from Learning List’s Director of Editorial Review, who verifies the reviewers’ observations and adds additional information from her own reviews of the material. 

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New Product: Maneuvering the Middle for TEKS

New Product: Maneuvering the Middle for TEKS

Do your teachers need new middle school math resources? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Maneuvering the Middle.

Maneuvering the Middle is a set of print-based math resources for students in grades 6-8. The resources are organized on the Maneuvering the Middle website. The organization and structure of the material make it easy to use and implement. Materials include unit overviews, pacing calendars, guided notes, handouts, and a variety of activities and tests, organized by topic into eleven units. Most of the material is provided as printable PDF documents.

Unit overviews provide guidance and tips for teachers, but a comprehensive teacher edition is not provided. Students work through numerous practice problems and participate in activities that allow them to develop their skills while working in collaborative groups. The material also includes three performance tasks.

Learning List has conducted a standard-by-standard alignment analysis and a review of the quality of instruction delivered by this material. Read Learning List’s alignment review to understand the extent to which the material is aligned to the 7th grade math TEKS and our editorial review to learn whether the material adequately supports the specific learning needs of all students.

To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About Maneuvering the Middle*

Maneuvering the Middle is an education blog with valuable tips for lesson planning, classroom technology, and math concepts in the middle school classroom. The Maneuvering the Middle curriculum was designed by teachers who struggled to find resources that engaged their students and met the standards. So they designed their own and changed the culture of their classrooms.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Maneuvering the Middle.

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New Product Review: Learning Farm Mathematics

New Product Review: Learning Farm Mathematics

Is your district looking for a supplemental math program to support skill development and remediation in middle school? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Learning Farm.

Learning Farm is a supplemental online program that provides instruction and adaptive practice activities to support students’ learning of the TEKS for mathematics, English language arts and reading, and science for students in grades K-8. Learning List recently reviewed the mathematics content for grades 6-8.

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New Product Review: Investigations 3

New Product Review: Investigations 3

Are your elementary mathematics teachers looking for a multi-faceted product? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Pearson’s Investigations 3.

Pearson’s Investigations 3 is a set of comprehensive mathematics materials for students in grades K-5. Materials are available in print or digital formats. This inquiry-based program is designed to help students make sense of mathematical ideas.  Lessons focus on developing mathematical thinking, computational fluency, and mathematical reasoning.

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New Product: TPS’s STEAM into English Learners Language Arts for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: TPS’s STEAM into English Learners Language Arts for Texas Proclamation 2020

Is your district looking for materials to support English Learners Language Arts for middle school students? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of TPS’s STEAM in English Learners Language Arts.

TPS’s STEAM into English Learners Language Arts (TPS ELLA) is a comprehensive English language arts program for the grade 7 and 8 English Learner Language Arts course. The materials are available in print and digital form.

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New Product: Shmoop Reading for College Success for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: Shmoop Reading for College Success for Texas Proclamation 2020

Is your district looking for instructional materials to support the College Readiness and Study Skills class?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Shmoop’s Reading for College Success.

Shmoop University’s Reading for College Success is a fully digital program that is intended for students to use independently. The program could be used in blended learning, credit recovery, or self-paced instructional environments. Shmoop’s goal is to “provide fun, rigorous, materials that engage and challenge.”

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