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  • Publisher:Prentice Hall/PearsonEducation

    Program Title:Prentice Hall Literature:Timeless Voices, TimelessThemesCopper (Grade 6)Bronze (Grade 7)Silver (Grade 8)

    Identification Number:

    Student Edition ISBNs0-13-435293-90-13-435294-70-13-435295-5

    Page:1

    Summary Document: Language Arts Basic ProgramThis program addresses the grades 6, 7, and 8 language arts content standards adopted by the California State Board ofEducation.

    Publisher Instructions.

    FILL IN HEADER. In the header of this document, please fill in the programs identifying information.

    MAKE PARTIAL PROGRAM DECISION. In reviewing, developing a recommendation on, and eventually deciding whether toadopt this submission as a basic program, it may be determined that a part of the submission is acceptable for adoption as apartial program even though the program as a whole is not. If such a circumstance occurs, would you prefer that (1) thewhole basic program be rejected or (2) the acceptable part be adopted as a partial program?

    Publisher Response.If the circumstance occurs, the acceptable part of the program may be adopted as a partial program.

    PROVIDE SUMMARY COMMENTS. This diskette contains a separate file for each grade level you have identified for thisbasic program. You will use these files to create a standards map for the program. However, before proceeding to thefiles, please address each of the questions below in the Publisher Comments box provided. [Please leave blank the boxesprovided for IMAP/CRP Notes; these boxes have been included for the reviewers to keep their own notes regarding thevarious matters.] In responding to some of the questions, it may be necessary or desirable to make references to the moredetailed responses you will provide in the standards map. However, please do not repeat information here that you areproviding in the standards map.

    Subject Matter Content

    1. Is this basic program comprehensive, i.e., is it designed for use as a principal learning resource that meets inorganization and content the basic requirements for the intended course (generally a full school year in length)? The StateBoard of Education is required to adopt as basic programs only those which meet this definition.

    Publisher Comments.Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes is a comprehensive program that meets the specific needs ofCalifornia teachers and the integrated language arts curriculum. The program is designed for use as a principallearning resource for a full school year. Please refer to the standards map for a complete correlation of the program toeach standard.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    2. Is that portion of this basic program related to reading based upon the fundamental skills required by readingincluding, but not limited to, systematic, explicit phonics and spelling? Does it provide for basic skills instruction that issystematic and explicit? State law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that all of the reading programs it adoptsare based upon the fundamental skills required by reading, and implementing regulations require that the programs as awhole provide for basic skills instruction that is systematic and explicit.

    Publisher Comments.

  • Publisher:Prentice Hall/PearsonEducation

    Program Title:Prentice Hall Literature:Timeless Voices, TimelessThemesCopper (Grade 6)Bronze (Grade 7)Silver (Grade 8)

    Identification Number:

    Student Edition ISBNs0-13-435293-90-13-435294-70-13-435295-5

    Page:2

    Summary Document: Language Arts Basic ProgramThis program addresses the grades 6, 7, and 8 language arts content standards adopted by the California State Board ofEducation.

    The program features systematic and explicit strategic reading instruction and application before, during, and after everyselection, making the programs literature accessible to all students. Explicit vocabulary instruction before every selectionand spelling strategies at the end of every selection teach strategies to strengthen reading comprehension.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    3. Is this basic program essential to meeting the standards? Does it provide resources that enable instruction inalmost all (if not all) of the individual standards for the intended grade level(s) in a cohesive, clear, systematic, andsignificant fashion? State law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that a basic program covers the materialessential to meeting practically all of the standards for the intended grade level(s).

    Publisher Comments.As detailed in the standards map, the program serves as an essential resource for language arts educators to meet thestandards at each grade level. The program provides resources that enable instruction in all of the individual standardsin a cohesive, clear, systematic, and significant fashion.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    4. Is this basic program aligned with the standards? When taken as a whole, does it enable successful instruction inalmost all (if not all) of the individual standards for the intended grade level(s)? Is anything in the program fundamentallycontrary to any of the individual standards? To the extent this program includes content that is extraneous to instruction inthe standards, does the extraneous content detract from the ability of teachers to teach readily and student to learnthoroughly the content specified in the standards? State law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that a basicprogram is aligned with the standards for the intended grade level(s).

    Publisher Comments.As shown in the standards map, the program is aligned with the standards. As a whole, the program complies with thestandards at each grade level. The program enables educators to instruct students in all of the standards. If any materialin the program is deemed extraneous to instruction, this material should not detract from efforts made to teaching to thecontent of the standards.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    5. Does the design of this basic program include any places where it is appropriate to impress upon the minds of thepupils the principles of morality, truth, justice, patriotism, and a true comprehension of the rights, duties, and dignity ofAmerican citizenship, and to instruct pupils in manners and morals and the principles of a free government? If so, wereappropriate references included? State law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that such references areincluded where appropriate in all of the programs it adopts.

  • Publisher:Prentice Hall/PearsonEducation

    Program Title:Prentice Hall Literature:Timeless Voices, TimelessThemesCopper (Grade 6)Bronze (Grade 7)Silver (Grade 8)

    Identification Number:

    Student Edition ISBNs0-13-435293-90-13-435294-70-13-435295-5

    Page:3

    Summary Document: Language Arts Basic ProgramThis program addresses the grades 6, 7, and 8 language arts content standards adopted by the California State Board ofEducation.

    Publisher Comments.One option in this program is to teach selections thematically, thus providing an opportunity to cover elements of theprinciples described above. A special feature, Connection Literature to Social Studies, allows students to link to theirsocial studies curriculum offering yet more opportunities to explore these principles.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    6. Is this basic program factually accurate and does it incorporate principles of instruction reflective of current andconfirmed research? Current and confirmed experimental research should be reflected. However, recognizing that not allaspects of instruction have been addressed in rigorous experimental research, other bases may be employed, providedthat the other bases are identified appropriately and not misleadingly presented as experimental research. State lawrequires that State Board of Education to ensure that all of the programs it adopts are factually accurate and incorporatecurrent and confirmed research and the evaluation criteria further elaborate on the nature of current and confirmedresearch as indicated.

    Publisher Comments.Series authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Richard Lederer, and Sharon Sorenson worked closely with the development team,contributing to the pedagogical integrity of the program and to its relevance for todays students and teachers. Programadvisors, contributing writers, and the multicultural review board (totaling nearly 40 area experts) provided inputthroughout the development of the program. Their insights ensured that the program is factually accurate, currentperspectives of teachers are represented, and current pedagogy is used.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    7. Is this basic program adequate in its coverage for the intended grade level(s)? Is it sufficient to cover the fullcourse of study at the intended grade level(s)? Although not every individual standard needs to be expressly addressed inthe program, the teacher must be able to deliver the full course of study at the intended grade level(s) with few additionalresources. State law requires the State Board of Education to ensure that all of the programs it adopts are adequate in theircoverage.

  • Publisher:Prentice Hall/PearsonEducation

    Program Title:Prentice Hall Literature:Timeless Voices, TimelessThemesCopper (Grade 6)Bronze (Grade 7)Silver (Grade 8)

    Identification Number:

    Student Edition ISBNs0-13-435293-90-13-435294-70-13-435295-5

    Page:4

    Summary Document: Language Arts Basic ProgramThis program addresses the grades 6, 7, and 8 language arts content standards adopted by the California State Board ofEducation.

    Publisher Comments.The program provides a balanced and integrated approach to the development of language arts skills. Skills

    instruction in literary elements, reading, vocabulary, grammar, writing process, critical thinking, vocabulary, visual literacy,and speaking and listening are presented with every selection in the student edition. A wide variety of portfoliooptionsthree writing assignments classified by ability, two speaking and listening activities, and two additionalprojectsaccompany every selection. The student edition was developed to make the language arts accessible to alllearning modalities. The Teachers Edition provides point-of-use tips and strategies for addressing the needs of variousstudent populations, such as Less Proficient Readers, More Advanced Students, English Language Learners,Visual/Spatial Learners, etc. Reading strategies and skill instruction before, during, and after every selection provide allstudents with the guidance needed to develop language arts skills. Also, every selection ends with a variety ofassessment opportunities that allow students to improve performance and take responsibility for their own developmentas learners. The Teachers Edition provide suggested rubrics for every assignment and selection tests assessperformance on all the skills mentioned above.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    Assessment

    8. Does this basic program provide adequate assessment instruments, ideas, and recommendations to help theteacher measure student achievement frequently during the course with a reasonable degree of accuracy andcommunicate that information to the student (as appropriate) and the students family? Assessment should be designed toadvance the objective of student acquisition and mastery of the content specified in the standards. The implementingregulations and evaluation criteria require that a basic program include assessment information.

    Publisher Comments.The program provides formal, informal, and alternative assessment strategies along with standards, benchmarks andscoring rubrics. The Teaching Resources include Formal Assessment with Assessment Resources Softwarea book thatincludes Selection Tests, Unit Tests, Assessment Resources Software on CD-ROM, and Answer Keys. Both the Studentand Teachers Editions present informal assessment opportunities that assess student knowledge of each selection. TheTeachers Edition includes speaking and listening mini-lessons with assessment suggestions. The Teaching Resourcesinclude an Alternative Assessment booklet that provides six or more alternative assessment activities for each selectionthat are customized by performance level and learning modality. These activity sheets include Rubrics, Peer and Self-Assessment, and Portfolio Forms. Parental assessment materials are also found in the Teaching Resources.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    Instructional Planning and Support

  • Publisher:Prentice Hall/PearsonEducation

    Program Title:Prentice Hall Literature:Timeless Voices, TimelessThemesCopper (Grade 6)Bronze (Grade 7)Silver (Grade 8)

    Identification Number:

    Student Edition ISBNs0-13-435293-90-13-435294-70-13-435295-5

    Page:5

    Summary Document: Language Arts Basic ProgramThis program addresses the grades 6, 7, and 8 language arts content standards adopted by the California State Board ofEducation.

    9. Does this basic program provide sufficient instructional planning and support information, including, but not limitedto, a separate edition of the materials specifically designed for use by the teacher? The implementing regulations requirethat a basic program include a separate edition for the teacher.

    Publisher Comments.

    Prentice Hall Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes includes an Annotated Teachers Edition and an extensivearray of manageable, easy-to-use teaching resources. The Teachers Edition provides point-of-use tips and strategiesfor addressing the needs of various student populations, such as Less Proficient Readers, More Advanced Students,English Language Learners, Visual/Spatial Learners, etc. Interest Grabber notes at the beginning of every selectionprovide a quick activity or teaching strategy. Prentice Hall Literature Program Resources found at the beginning of eachselection provides a clear summary of all available resources found in the teaching resources and throughout theprogram. Point-of-use notes also guide teachers to using the program resources.

    The teaching resources extend the skill development found in the student edition and are tightly integrated with the coreliterature selections. These resources provide options to address students different ability levels and learning styles andallow teachers to customize instruction to fit individual teaching needs. Among the many resources are SelectionSupport: Skill Development, practice pages that reinforce the skills taught with each selection; Beyond Literature, activitiesthat take students beyond each selection; Art Transparencies; Strategies for Diverse Student Needs; Daily LanguagePractice; and Professional Development, a collection of articles that support a wide range of topics. All these resourcesare also available on the Resource Pro with Planning Express CD-ROM, an exclusive, breakthrough planning tool thatallows teachers to easily create and customize lessons, view teaching resources and additional literature selections, andgenerate tests.

    IMAP/CRP Notes.

    Universal Access Guidance

    10. Does this basic program provide universal access guidance, i.e., information and ideas that are specificallydesigned to help teacher address the needs of...

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