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New Product: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature

New Product: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature

Are your teachers ready for new ELA materials for middle school?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature is a comprehensive literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 6 through 8. Content is available in print and digital formats. Instruction develops students’ reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking skills with learning activities that provide numerous opportunities and structures for effective group and partner work.

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New Product Review: Imagine Language & Literacy

Imagine Language & Literacy

Learning List has updated the original reviews of Imagine Language & Literacy. Learning List’s review process enables publishers to submit content updates and updates to their product data or technology infrastructure for re-review when substantive changes have been made. Imagine Learning submitted updates to content in Fall of 2018 and Learning List’s alignment reports have been updated to reflect new citations and updated alignment percentages.

Imagine Learning’s Imagine Language & Literacy is a program of digital tutorials that supports the development of language and literacy skills for students in grades PreK-6. The supplemental program uses assessment and performance data to customize instruction for individual students. Its highly visual lessons are designed to engage struggling readers, English learners, and early elementary students. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades K-5. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: National Geographic Reach for Reading

Licon-1691282_1920earning List has reviewed online materials for National Geographic’s Reach for Reading, which is a comprehensive product that supports language arts and reading instruction in grades K-6. Instruction addresses Common Core State Standards (CCSS) at each grade level and is organized in thematic units that focus on science and social studies topics and emphasize the importance of caring for the planet. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Savvas ReadyGEN

Pearson's ReadyGENLearning List has reviewed online resources for Savvas’s ReadyGEN.  This comprehensive product supports literacy instruction in grades K-6. Content is available in print and online formats and supports instruction in blended learning environments. Instruction is inquiry-based and focuses on developing independent readers and writers with strong reading and listening comprehension, vocabulary, and writing skills.

Across grade levels, ReadyGEN content is organized in thematic units (e.g., “Finding Courage”), modules, and lessons. Each module is built around an anchor text, a set of “Text Collection” supporting texts, and “Sleuth” close reading selections. Instruction uses theme-related literary and informational texts that present diverse characters and themes that support tolerance and understanding of differences. “Sleuth” is a structured approach to developing close reading skills.

Each module includes writing workshops focused on a particular type of writing (e.g., opinion, narrative). Workshops provide direct instruction in the writing process, opportunities for independent writing, and a “Shared Writing” activity in which students share their work with the class. Daily lessons also include “Reader’s and Writer’s Journal” activities in which students practice new vocabulary, close reading, and writing skills.

About Savvas*

Savvas is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Savvas’s mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning.

Bringing digital learning to school children worldwide, Savvas is helping to transform education with full-time online and blended schools, online courses, technology, and host of support services. With a focus on successful student outcomes, these programs deliver high-quality, highly personalized, and flexible learning experiences — students are able to complete schoolwork when and where they learn best, 24/7.

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

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New Review: Savvas myPerspectives

Pearson's myPerspectivesSavvas’s myPerspectives is a comprehensive product that supports English language arts instruction in grades 6-12. Content is available in print and online formats and facilitates instruction in blended learning environments.  The student-centered program develops close reading skills and students’ ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken formats. Learning List recently reviewed online resources for grades 6-8.

At each middle school grade, instruction is organized in five thematic units (e.g., “Facing Adversity”). As the title suggests, myPerspectives explores authors’ points-of-view and helps students develop their own perspectives. Units present a balance of literary and informational texts and a variety of genres from a range of time periods. Readings have diverse authorship and represent protagonists and themes that reflect a variety of experiences, support inclusion, and facilitate understanding.

myPerspectives incorporates a structured approach to close reading that asks students to: (1) Notice elements of the text (e.g., who, what, where), (2) Annotate the text, (3) Connect the text to prior knowledge or other texts they have read, and (4) Respond to the text (e.g., complete Comprehension Checks, write a summary). The complexity of texts builds within and across middle school grades. Teacher resources for each reading selection include a “Text Complexity Rubric” that clarifies the text’s complexity using quantitative (e.g., Lexile level) and qualitative (e.g., structure) measures.

About Savvas*

Savvas is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Savvas’s mission is to help people make progress through access to better learning.

Bringing digital learning to school children worldwide, Savvas is helping to transform education with full-time online and blended schools, online courses, technology, and host of support services. With a focus on successful student outcomes, these programs deliver high-quality, highly personalized, and flexible learning experiences — students are able to complete schoolwork when and where they learn best, 24/7.

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

Subscribe to Learning List for access to the spec sheet, full editorial review and detailed alignment report for this material, and thousands of other widely used Pk-12 resources.

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