Primary Resources Collections Textbooks/Teachers Resources
Concept Schools’ primary resource is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Collections for 6 – 12 and Journeys for K-5th grade. Teachers are provided codes for on-line resources by their schools.
The primary resources for all 6-12 English courses is HMH Collections. The Collections are purchased in bundles. If teachers are using the Close Readers as disposables, call your local Rep for a quote. Teachers work through their school administration to purchase necessary materials. Resources are found on the google drive provided by the Director of Curriculum.
You may also contact:
HMH, John Hurley
Director of Sales Midwest
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Phone: 401 339 5875
Order Customer Service 800 225 5425
To Track your order online go to http://customercare.hmhco.com/
Vocabulary Workshop Achieve
It has been requested that we recommend a vocabulary text to support our units.
Levels A – H are available fore grade 6-12 respectively.
Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop, Terry Shulman
K-12 Educational Sales Consultant
Leveled Readers to Create Classroom Libraries
This year we are also strongly suggesting that our schools purchase leveled reader bundles to create classroom libraries.
Phyllis C. Hunter Classroom Libraries from Scholastic
Secondary Resources – Approved Novels
Novels are submitted to the Director of English for approval. The attached spreadsheet (far right hand corner) indicates how teachers have proposed to use a novel and how it is embedded in our curriculum Units. The most important consideration is to plan vertically and horizontally with grade level and school teams to avoid overlap.
Additional – Free Secondary Sources
Other resources are provided throughout the year and attached within or SIS system:
- Balanced Literacy
- ReadingStrategies vs Skills
- Conferencing Questions
- Lexile Framework for Reading
- Mentor Texts
- Summary Frames worksheet
Close Reading Exemplars http://www.isbe.state.il.us/common_core/pls/level2/html/close-reading.htm
Top 100 Websites for Educators
Common Core Conversations
(Very good for the Reading/Writing Workshop, Journalism/Debate, and College and Career Composition Course)
Engage New York
Technology in Your Classroom
Find great ideas and feedback on Jim Burke’s English Ning http://englishcompanion.ning.com/profile/AndyFlaherty
Test Preparation Resources
- Get Digital in English (multiple links within)
A great way to participate in the professional discussions about teaching English is to sign my for Jim Burke’s English Ning. Click Here
In “Understanding by Design” Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe outline the necessary knowledge we need to develop essential questions that lead to enduring understanding. Click Here
Doug Buehl’s “Classroom Strategies” is a great resource for how to model and engage students in interactive learning. Click here
“America Now: Short Readings from Recent Periodicals” is a great resource for Informational texts. Click here