What Alignment Means

During our many conversations with publishers regarding instructional materials we have found that the statement “aligned to standards” means different things to different people. For example, the marketing director of a publishing company recently told us that “aligned to standards” in their marketing material means that their material generally addresses the concepts contained in the standards. In contrast, when we ask educators what they understand when they read that a material is “aligned to standards,” they repeatedly tell us they expect the material to address the content knowledge and skills the standards require students to learn.


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New Product: BetterRhetor’s College-Ready Writing Essentials for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: BetterRhetor’s College-Ready Writing Essentials for Texas Proclamation 2020

Is your district looking for a product to improve argumentative writing? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of BetterRhetor’s College-Ready Writing Essentials.

BetterRhetor’s College-Ready Writing Essentials (CRWE) is writing-based program for grades 11 and 12 (English III and IV). The program focuses on preparing students for the writing, skills, and behaviors they will be expected to demonstrate in college. The program is the same for students in English III and English IV.

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New Product: McGraw-Hill’s StudySync English I-IV for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: McGraw-Hill’s StudySync English I-IV for Texas Proclamation 2020

Does your district want to adopt a high school ELA product that allows students to choose the texts they read? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of McGraw-Hill’s StudySync.

McGraw-Hill’s StudySync is a comprehensive literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 6 -12. Content is available in print and digital formats. Learning List recently reviewed the material for English I-IV. The program focuses on developing students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities while making connections outside the classroom.

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