Posts Tagged "ELAR"

New Product: College Board’s SpringBoard English I-IV for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: College Board’s SpringBoard English I-IV for Texas Proclamation 2020

Do your English teachers need new instructional materials for Proclamation 2020? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of College Board’s SpringBoard English I-IV.

The College Board’s SpringBoard English I-IV is a comprehensive English language arts program for grades 9-12 (English I-IV). The materials are available in print and digital form. SpringBoard empowers students to take charge of their own learning and provides a learning experience that will support student success in AP courses.

The design of the material provides rigorous learning experiences with multiple assignments in each unit at the Apply level and above on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Materials focus on developing students’ skills in analyzing complex text, using close reading as an overarching strategy. Writing instruction is fully integrated with reading, listening, speaking, and thinking across each unit. Students consistently use strategies regularly seen in Pre-AP and AP courses, such as marking the text, OPTIC, SMELL, and TP-CASTT.

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New Product: ThinkCERCA’s Texas Edition, Grades 9-12

New Product: ThinkCERCA’s Texas Edition, Grades 9-12

Is your district looking for a way to improve students’ critical thinking and writing abilities? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of ThinkCERCA for grades 9-12.

ThinkCERCA is a supplemental literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 3 -12. Originally submitted for state adoption, this product was withdrawn and submitted to Learning List for review instead.  

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New Product: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature for Texas Proclamation 2020

New Product: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Literature for Texas Proclamation 2020

Are your teachers ready for new ELA materials for high 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 9 through 12. 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.

Into Literature integrates reading and writing instruction. The program provides an abundance of high-quality, thought provoking reading selections.  Text sets for each unit correlate to numerous themes and topics. Formal writing instruction occurs at the end of units and generally serves as a culminating task.

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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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