New Product: Savvas’ iLit ELL

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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New Product: McGraw-Hill’s Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing

Does your district need instructional materials to support high school students in developing critical reading and writing skills? Take a look at Learning List’s review of Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing.

McGraw-Hill’s Common Places: Integrated Reading and Writing is intended to support students in the development of college-level reading and writing skills. The material is available as part of McGraw-Hill’s higher education offerings. It is available in print or digital forms.  The goal of the material is to help students read from the writer’s perspective and write for specific purposes and audiences.

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New Product: Fast ForWord®

Scientific Learning’s Fast ForWord® K12 is a digitally-based reading intervention program for students in grades K-12. It is comprised of two primary components, Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant Plus. The purpose of the program is to support the development of foundational literacy skills and is intended for students who are struggling readers.

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New Product Review: Edmentum’s Study Island

Does your district need a digital program to supplement core instruction? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Edmentum’s Study Island.  

Edmentum’s Study Island is a digital, supplemental program designed to support student learning in the four core subjects for students in grades K-12. Learning List recently published reviews of the content for grade 8 social studies and grade 7 and 8 ELA; reviews of Study Island content for other subjects and grade levels were published previously.  

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New Product Review: BrainPOP English Grades 6-10

Are you looking for a fun way for students to practice their ELA skills? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of BrainPOP for English, grades 6-10.

BrainPOP is a supplemental program that supports instruction in the core content areas as well as technology, fine arts, and health for grades 3-8+. Resources are available online and include some printable materials. The material is intended for students’ independent use.

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New Product: McGraw-Hill’s StudySync English I-IV for Texas Proclamation 2020

Does your district want to adopt a high school ELA product that allows students to choose the texts they read? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of McGraw-Hill’s StudySync.

McGraw-Hill’s StudySync is a comprehensive literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 6 -12. Content is available in print and digital formats. Learning List recently reviewed the material for English I-IV. The program focuses on developing students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities while making connections outside the classroom.

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New Curriculum Review: 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

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

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: Savvas’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 Savvas’s myPerspectives.

Savvas’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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