Posts Tagged "ELAR"

New Product: Pearson’s myPerspectives for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: Pearson’s myPerspectives for Texas Proclamation 2020

Is your district looking for a product that provides flexibility for teachers and choice for students?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Pearson’s myPerspectives.

Pearson’s myPerspectives is an English language arts program for grades 6-12.  Learning List has reviewed the materials for English I-IV.  The material focuses on making learning relevant for students and on developing skills to support college and career readiness. Most lessons focus on text analysis and writing to learn and demonstrate learning.

Lessons encourage students to set goals, make choices, and reflect on their learning. Student choice is a key component of this product. Students are encouraged to make choices about reading material, writing topics, and activities. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are seamlessly and consistently integrated throughout the materials. A substantial number of resources, including texts at varying levels and numerous differentiated activities, are available to support students with specific learning needs.

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New Product: Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s Being a Writer

New Product: Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s Being a Writer

Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s Being a Writer is a supplemental writing program for students in grades K-5. The program provides genre-based writing instruction intended to help students develop a love of writing and an appreciation for expressing their thoughts in writing.

The program focuses on academic as well as social and ethical learning through the creation of a classroom writing community. Being a Writer scaffolds and vertically aligns writing and social skills instruction across grade levels. The lesson structure includes daily independent writing time. Writing instruction throughout the program is genre based and focused on authentic writing. The program does address preparation for standardized writing tests beginning in grade three.

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New Product: Rosen-LightSail

New Product: Rosen-LightSail

Rosen-LightSail is a supplemental reading program for students in grades 2-12. The program is fully digital and adaptive. The focus of Rosen-Lightsail is on improving students’ reading abilities, increasing reading stamina, and encouraging a love of reading.

The program supports individualized instruction with books matched to students’ Lexile levels that address a variety of topics students will find interesting. Books are available in English and in Spanish. Students have access to a personal library of age-appropriate, leveled texts partnered with embedded activities and formative assessments. 

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New Product: Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR for TEKS

New Product: Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR for TEKS

Do you need a product to support student mastery of TEKS? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR.

Learning List recently reviewed Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR which supports instruction in grades K through 8. Content is available in print with an online pre-assessment. This product is designed to develop literacy skills through the integration of the seven strands of the 2017 TEKS for ELAR. ThinkUp! also supports instruction in the 9 traits of critical thinking as defined by Mentoring Minds. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

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New Product: Heinemann’s Units of Study in Reading Middle School Grades

Which instructional materials is your district considering for reading instruction in middle school? Particularly if you are implementing the reading workshop model, consider Learning List’s review of Heinemann’s Units of Study in Reading Middle School Grades (Units of Study Reading).

Units of Study Reading is a supplemental reading product for students in grades 6 through 8. The program is primarily an instructional narrative for teachers and includes print and online teaching resources. Lucy Calkins’ workshop model underpins the framework for reading instruction focusing on developing avid readers who choose and understand increasingly complex texts. Units are not specific to a grade level which means district or campus staff sequence the units based on the district’s curriculum, availability of resources, and student needs or reading levels. Teachers without prior experience in teaching writing workshop will require significant professional development and time to study materials and resources to ensure successful implementation.  [Read more. . . ]

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