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New Product: Shmoop ELA 9-12 for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: Shmoop ELA 9-12  for Texas Proclamation 2020

Is your district looking for a digital ELA product?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Shmoop ELA 9-12.

Shmoop University’s ELA 9-12 is an English language arts program for high school students.  This fully online  program is intended for students to engage independently.  Shmoop’s goal is to “provide fun, rigorous, materials that engage and challenge.”

Shmoop University’s ELA 9-12 supports self-paced or blended learning environments. As students progress through the course, they complete a series of lessons that require them to read a selection and complete an activity such as writing to respond to a prompt about the selection.  An Essay Lab guides students at each step of the writing process.

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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: BrainPOP for Algebra I, U.S. History, and Biology

Learning List recently reviewed BrainPOP’s Algebra I, U.S. History, and Biology resources for high school. BrainPOP is a supplemental program that supports instruction in the core content areas as well as technology, fine arts, and health. Resources are available online and include some printable materials. Instruction uses videos and interactive concept maps to address content.

BrainPOP organizes content in “Topics” that address a range of subject-area concepts (e.g., historical figures, cells, polynomials). Topics include a short movie in which animated characters explore a topic-related question, provide background information, explore and illustrate key concepts, and introduce and define new vocabulary.  [Read more. . . ]

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New Product Review: Perfection Learning Connections

New Product Review: Perfection Learning Connections

Learning List recently reviewed Perfection Learning’s Connections, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for K-8 English language arts and reading (ELAR) products aligned to the new ELAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Connections is a comprehensive product that supports ELAR instruction in grades 6-12. Content is available in print and digital formats. Learning List’s review is of resources for grades 6-8.

At each middle school grade level, Connections is organized in four units that address cross-curricular themes and center on an Essential Question. For example, the fourth unit at grade 7 considers the following Essential Question: “What does history teach us about ourselves?” Units include literary and informational texts related to the theme. Lexile levels for each selection are provided in teacher editions.  [Read more…]

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New Product Review: GrapeSEED

GrapeSEED: English for ChildrenLearning List has reviewed GrapeSEED, which is a supplemental product that supports English for language learners as well as English language arts/reading (ELAR) instruction in grades K and 1. Content is in print form and available online including digital (i.e., DVD) resources. GrapeSEED is an oral language program that develops students’ speaking and listening skills while providing a foundation for literacy. Instruction strives to accelerate the development of language skills, reduce achievement gaps, and increase the confidence of emergent readers. [Read more…]

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