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.

While students participate in activities that encourage development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, that is not the focus of instruction. TPS ELLAfocuses instruction on a single student expectation in each lesson. As students work through the material, they read background information related to the standard and learn new academic language. They also explore scientific concepts, such as body systems and matter and energy, as they follow a character named Amelia Rose through her adventures.

The material includes an extended novel unit. In the novel unit students participate in activities such as learning historical background relative to the text, developing literary analysis skills, and providing written responses to the text. The program does not provide the texts referenced the lessons.

Learning List’s reviewers noted that this material’s use of numerous STEM-related projects to develop language is a unique approach to ELA instruction. but does not provide

Read Learning List’s full editorial review to learn more about how the product’s format and structure may influence  implementation.

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About TPS*

TPS (Teachers, Parents, Students) Publishing Inc. is a teacher/writer group focused on providing innovative inquiry based STEAM programs, TK-G12, to exactly align to Common Core Mathematics, NGSS and by State curriculum for Math, Science and Forensic Science. Programs include STEM and Arts inclusive projects. TPS has created a teacher toolbox offering you an opportunity to use career targeted, exciting project based learning tools together with traditional practice.

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from TPS.