New Review: Imagine Language & Literacy

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Imagine Language & Literacy supplemental materials

Would your students benefit from a digital material to supplement their language arts instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Imagine Learning’s Imagine Language and Literacy.

Imagine Language and Literacy is an adaptive digital program designed to accelerate students’ reading and language proficiency. Learning List recently reviewed the content for grades K-5. The material intends to supplement core literacy instruction by providing lessons and practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

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New Product: Newsela ELA

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Do your teachers need texts and resources to supplement ELA instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Newsela ELA.

Newsela is a digital platform that provides diverse content, lessons, and activities intended to supplement core curriculum in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, or science. Learning List recently reviewed the content for ELA. The program intends to provide engaging content and lessons that offer relevance, choice, and skills practice to complement districts’ ELA instruction and core materials. 

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New Curriculum Review: Edgenuity’s English I-IV

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Is your district looking for materials to support credit recovery and independent learning in ELA? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Edgenuity’s English I-IV.

Edgenuity’s English platform provides comprehensive, online courses intended to support students in developing the skills required for high school English. Courses can be used for original credit or credit recovery in a variety of blended learning and self-paced environments.

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New Product: NoRedInk

Is your district looking for materials to support writing skills? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of the free version of NoRedInk.

NoRedInk is a supplemental, fully digital English language arts program for students in grades 4-12. The program provides a free version and a subscription-based version. Learning List recently reviewed the free version of the program.

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New Product: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Saxon Phonics

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Are your primary teachers ready for a new program to support foundational literacy skills? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Saxon Phonics.

Saxon Phonics is a supplemental literacy program for students in kindergarten through grade 2. The program is designed to provide explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency, as well as instructional support for handwriting, listening, and speaking.

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New Product: Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness

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Do your teachers need additional materials to support phonemic awareness instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness.

Heggerty’s Phonemic Awareness is a supplemental set of lessons to develop phonemic awareness for students in kindergarten and grade 1. Materials are available in digital format or in print with some resources available for download on the publisher’s website. Learning List recently reviewed the English and Spanish materials.

The material is intended to support foundational skills instruction. Each lesson includes eight phonemic awareness skills and two early literacy skills. The lessons are designed so that instruction is primarily oral, incorporating the use of hand motions to support student learning. The lessons are logically organized in the teacher’s manuals, and all required materials are included. The material is well organized and easy to use.

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5 Helpful Tips for Reviewing Early Literacy Materials

Early literacy development is critical to students’ success in the later grades and arguably, in life. Because students come to school with varying degrees of literacy, the quality of instruction and the quality of materials used in the classroom are primary determinants of the level of content and skill mastery young students achieve in literacy. What criteria do you look for when evaluating materials for early literacy?

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Like most educators, at Learning List we believe that the instructional quality of any material is based on its alignment to state standards and other quality indicators. Thus, our Alignment Report verifies publisher claims of alignment, and our Editorial Review assesses the instructional quality of the material. Here’s what we look for in each type of review.

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New Product Review: Edmentum’s Texas English 6-8

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Does your district need instructional materials to support middle school students who have selected home learning? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s Texas English 6-8.

Edmentum’s Texas English 6-8 provides a fully digital, comprehensive program for middle school English Language Arts.  The material provides a variety of activities to support students’ development of reading and writing skills. The goal of the program is to provide rigorous, relevant instruction through interactive, media-rich content.  

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New Product Review: Edmentum’s Texas English II

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Is your district looking for materials to support students in credit recovery? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s Texas English II.

Edmentum’s Texas English II is a fully digital, comprehensive program for English II.  The material provides a variety of activities to support students’ development of reading and writing skills. The goal of the program is to provide rigorous, relevant instruction through interactive, media-rich content.  

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New Product: Savvas’ iLit ELL

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Are your teachers looking for a reading intervention program to serve students at varying skill levels? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) iLit ELL.

Savvas’ iLit ELL is a fully digital, supplemental reading intervention program for students in grades 4-12. The program is designed to support EL students at all levels of an EL program (i.e., Newcomer, long-term). iLit ELL provides a consistent instructional routine, engaging content, and interactive tools to support multiple areas of literacy and language development.

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