New Product: Perfection’s Texas Connections for Texas Proclamation 2020

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Does your district want to adopt a high school ELA product with strong support for ELL students?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Perfection’s Texas Connections.

Perfection’s Texas Connections is an English language arts program for grades 6-12.  Learning List recently reviewed the materials for English I-IV. The material focuses on supporting college and career readiness by developing students’ abilities to analyze complex texts and respond to texts through writing, speaking, and listening.

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K-5 Spanish-language Handwriting Product Reviews

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Learning List has reviewed each of the handwriting products, including three Spanish-language products, submitted to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in response to the Proclamation 2019.

Below are brief discussions of each Spanish-language handwriting product. Learning List has also reviewed the English-language version of each product. [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Perfection Learning’s Benson Handwriting with Reading and Language Arts

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Perfection Learning’s Benson Handwriting with Reading and Language Arts is a comprehensive handwriting product for students in grades K-5. Core content is available in print format and includes software-based and online resources. This review is of print materials only. Handwriting instruction emphasizes fluency and legibility. Students learn to print in grades K and 1, and to use cursive in grades 2 and 3. At grades 4 and 5, students apply handwriting skills in tasks related to English language arts and reading (ELAR). Learning List also reviewed Benson Escritura, the Spanish-language version of Benson Handwriting.

Benson Handwriting organizes content in grades K-3 in units that group letters based on the strokes used to form the letters. For example, in grades K and 1, the printed letters L, I, T, and F are grouped in a unit because they begin with same pencil stroke. Students transition from print to cursive in grade 2. Workbooks at grades 4 and 5 revisit handwriting basics (e.g., letter and number formation), but most instruction is delivered in lessons that address ELAR/SLAR content such as root words, subject/verb agreement, and approaches to text structure (e.g., compare/contrast). [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Perfection Learning Connections

Perfection Learning Connections

Learning List recently reviewed Perfection Learning’s Connections, which was submitted for state adoption in Texas in response the Texas Education Agency’s Proclamation 2019 call for K-8 English language arts and reading (ELAR) products aligned to the new ELAR Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Connections is a comprehensive product that supports ELAR instruction in grades 6-12. Content is available in print and digital formats. Learning List’s review is of resources for grades 6-8.

At each middle school grade level, Connections is organized in four units that address cross-curricular themes and center on an Essential Question. For example, the fourth unit at grade 7 considers the following Essential Question: “What does history teach us about ourselves?” Units include literary and informational texts related to the theme. Lexile levels for each selection are provided in teacher editions.  [Read more…]

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New Product Review: Perfection Learning Human Geography: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam

Perfection Learning Human Geography: Preparing for the Advanced Placement ExamLearning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s Human Geography: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam. This test preparation product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography courses. Content is available in print and digital formats. Instruction provides a review of human geography concepts (e.g., the spatial distribution of resources) and practice activities designed to prepare students for the AP exam. [Read more…]

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New Review: Perfection Learning Patterns of World History

Learning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s Patterns of World History, Combined Volume, With Sources, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) World History courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes additional online resources. Using broad historical patterns as an organizational structure (e.g., path breaking technological innovations), the text presents a narrative of …

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New Review: Perfection Learning’s World History, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination

Learning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s World History, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) World History courses. Content is available in print format. Core content is presented in six chronological periods that match the periods identified in the College Board’s course framework for AP World History (e.g., Period …

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New Review: Perfection Learning’s AP Calculus AB/BC, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examinations

Learning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s AP Calculus AB/BC, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examinations, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC courses. Content is available in print format. The text provides a review of the prerequisite concepts (e.g., functions) for calculus and focused reviews of the concepts that …

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New Review: Perfection Learning’s Of the People, A History of the United States, 3rd Edition

Learning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s Of the People, A History of the United States, 3rd Edition. This two-volume resource supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) United States History courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats with additional online resources. Instruction focuses on the centrality of democracy to the American way of life, including the struggle to create …

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New Review: Perfection Learning’s United States History, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination

Learning List has reviewed Perfection Learning’s United States History, Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. This comprehensive print product supports instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History courses. The text also may be used to supplement core instruction and as a test preparation resource. Instruction provides concise discussions of historical events, issues, and developments, and focuses on teaching students to …

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