New Curriculum Review: Savvas Learning’s Three Cheers for Pre-K

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Are you considering buying new materials for Pre-K? Before you do, take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’ Three Cheers for Pre-K.

Savvas Learning Company’s Three Cheers for Pre-K is a comprehensive program for Prekindergarten. The program provides skills-based learning experiences designed around purposeful play and children’s literature. Three Cheers for Pre-K is designed to support instruction in the ten domains of the Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines, balancing social and emotional, physical, and academic development. 

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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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New Curriculum Review: Savvas’ Elevate Science for NGSS

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Does your district need instructional materials to support K-8 implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’ (formerly Pearson) Elevate Science.

Elevate Science is a comprehensive science program for grades K-8. Materials are available in print and online. The program focuses on providing student-centered, three-dimensional learning. Elevate supports the development of critical and analytical thinking while developing literacy skills and an interest in STEM related activities.

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New Product Review: Investigations 3

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Are your elementary mathematics teachers looking for a multi-faceted product? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’s Investigations 3.

Savvas’s Investigations 3 is a set of comprehensive mathematics materials for students in grades K-5. Materials are available in print or digital formats. This inquiry-based program is designed to help students make sense of mathematical ideas.  Lessons focus on developing mathematical thinking, computational fluency, and mathematical reasoning.

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New Product: Savvas’s myPerspectives for Texas Proclamation 2020

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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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New Product: Savvas’s myPerspectives for CCSS & CA CCSS

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Do your English teachers need instructional materials at a variety of reading levels?  Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Savvas’s myPerspectives.

Savvas’s myPerspectives is an English language arts program for grades 6 through 12.  This review is specific to grades 9 through 12. 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.

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New Product Review: Savvas Stats in Your World

Learning List has reviewed Savvas’s Stats in Your World, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in high school statistics courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes a variety of resources housed in Savvas’s “MyStatLab™” online platform. Instruction emphasizes the use of real-world data to introduce statistical concepts, develop statistical analysis skills, and enable students to “think statistically.”

Stats in Your World’s examples focus on real-world problems and applications of statistics that will be familiar to college-bound students (e.g., random assignment of students to dorms) and each chapter contains a discussion of common errors made in analyzing statistical data and interpreting results. [Read more…]

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Spanish Language Arts and Reading (SLAR) Product Reviews

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Learning List has reviewed each of the five Spanish language arts and reading (SLAR) materials submitted to the Texas Education Agency in response to the Proclamation 2019. Below are brief discussions of each of the SLAR products. Learning List has reviewed each of the corresponding English language arts and reading (ELAR) products referenced in descriptions.

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New Product Review: Savvas Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World

Learning List has reviewed Savvas’s Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, which is a comprehensive product that supports instruction in high school statistics courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes a variety of resources housed in Savvas’s “MyLab™” online platform. Instruction is algebra-based and emphasizes the importance of statistics in real-world contexts and the practical applications of skills.Statistics

Elementary Statistics begins with a preface that describes the course’s resources, including those found in MyStatLab and a short “How to Study Statistics” feature that provides a set of study strategies. MyStatLab contains an “Orientation” and “Getting Ready for Statistics” activities that are not included in the text. Elementary Statistics text-based content is organized in four parts: (1) Descriptive Statistics, (2) Probability and Probability Distributions, (3) Statistical Inference, and (4) More Statistical Inference. [Read More…]

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New Product Review: Savvas Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

Learning List has reviewed Savvas’s Using & Understanding Mathematics: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach. This comprehensive product supports instruction in Texas’ Advanced Quantitative Reasoning (AQR) high school courses. Content is available in print and eBook formats and includes a variety of resources housed in Savvas’s “MyLab™ Math” online platform. Instruction emphasizes the importance of quantitative reasoning skills in real-world contexts and the practical applications of skills. calculator and papers

Using & Understanding Mathematics begins with a Prologue that discusses how knowledge of mathematics is important in life and careers and seeks to dispel negative attitudes about mathematics (e.g., “Math is irrelevant to my life.”). Core content is presented in twelve chapters that address the relevance of mathematics in everyday contexts. Some chapter titles include “Managing Money,” “Modeling Our World,” and “Mathematics and Politics.” [Read More…]

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