Posts Tagged "English III"

New Review: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s English 3D

LeaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt’s English 3Drning List has reviewed Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s English 3D, which is a supplemental resource to support the acquisition of language skills for English language learners and other students with language deficiencies in grades 4-12. Resources are available in print format. Additional online materials for grades 4-8 are available at HMH Teacher Central, and some resources for grades 9-12 are on CD-ROM. Instruction focuses on improving students’ linguistic and academic skill sets during dedicated time for language development.

Instruction is systematic and explicit and focuses on learning and practicing the English language skills, including contextually appropriate language, fluency skills, and purposeful speaking and writing.  Across grade levels, student materials include “Issues Books” and “Language & Writing Portfolios.” Issue Books contain cross-curricular informational and literary texts addressing particular issues of interest to students.  Portfolios are “interactive worktexts” that support vocabulary acquisition, collaborative learning experiences, and the development of written and spoken language skills.

Issues Books address real-world issues relevant to students’ lives, such making health choices, street art, and bullying. The texts build in complexity across the school year. In terms of Lexile (L) levels, texts for grades 4 and 5 range from 770L to 980L, texts for grades 6-8 range from 830L to 1270L, and texts for grades 9-12 range from 890L to 1410L. For each Issue, the Language & Writing Portfolios contain worksheets, graphic organizers, sentence frames (e.g., “Based on my experience, video games mostly [harm/benefit] teens because they are ____ [adjective: enjoyable, distracting] and_____ [adjective: relaxing, violent]”), self-assessment rubrics, and other resources to support student learning. Each Issue concludes with a summative test and English 3D includes beginning-of-the-year, mid-year, and end-of-year assessments of academic language.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)*

As a global learning company, HMH specializes in pre-K–12 education content, services and cutting edge technology solutions for today’s changing landscape.

HMH creates engaging, dynamic and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to K-12 and beyond the classroom, serving more than 50 million students in more than 150 countries. Available through multiple media, our content meets the needs of students, teachers, parents and lifelong learners, no matter where and how they learn.

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New Review: Apex Learning’s Comprehensive Online Courses for Texas English I-IV


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Learning List recently reviewed Apex Learning’s comprehensive online courses for Texas English I-IV. Each course provides a full year’s content organized in two semesters. Resources support instruction in self-paced, remediation, and credit recovery programs.

English I and II focus on developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills through the study of a variety of literary and informational texts. The first semester of English I covers the short story, fiction, poetry, and the novella, and the second semester addresses drama, rhetoric, and science fiction. English II covers prose, elements of fiction (i.e., setting), literary criticism, the research paper, practical documents (e.g., formal letters), persuasive writing, speech, and argumentation. English III addresses American literature and is organized chronologically, spanning the American Revolution to contemporary writing and the media. Similarly, English IV presents chronological coverage of British and world literature from Homer’s Odyssey through contemporary writing (e.g., Beckett) and the media.

Across courses, students learn to write for different purposes, including explanatory, argumentative, analysis, and research-based essays. Each course provides tools to help struggling readers, such as embedded prompts ask students to respond to what they have read. Prompts provide example responses and a field for students to write their comments.

The first semester covers the American Revolution through the rise of Modernism after World War I. The second semester covers the Great Depression to contemporary writing and the media.  Across both semesters, students learn to write for different purposes, including explanatory, argumentative, analysis, and research-based essays.

About Apex Learning*

Founded in 1997, Apex Learning is the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation’s schools. The company’s standards-based digital curriculum — in math, science, English, social studies, world languages, and Advanced Placement® — is widely used for original credit, credit recovery, remediation, intervention, acceleration, and exam preparation.

Schools across the country are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet the needs of students, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework.

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