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Textbooks Available for Review

Textbook Review

TUSD has proposed the following textbooks for adoption. We invite teachers, parents, staff, administrators, and community members to review the these textbooks and provide feedback using the form below.

Please email Deanna McLemore with comments or questions.

How to Access the Materials

You can review these textbooks from 7:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday - Friday, at the Lee Instructional Resource Center (LIRC) at 2025 E. Winsett, 85719. See below for the dates of the review period.

The Language of Composition

By Shea, Scanlon, Aufses, and Pankiewicz

Dates of Review Period: December 5, 2018 - February 5, 2019

The Language of Composition is a college-level textbook designed for the Advanced Placement English Language and composition course. The text offers a diverse collection of more than 200 college-level selections and includes visual texts that are both interesting and suitable for a high school audience. It offers practical advice on rhetoric, argument, reading and writing with a special emphasis on synthesis and visual analysis.

Foundations of Language and Literature For Honors and Pre-AP English Courses

By Shea, Golden, Aufses, and Scholz

Dates of Review Period: December 5, 2018 - February 5, 2019

The purpose of the book is to provide opportunities for students to practice the most essential skills they will need in order to be successful in their freshman year and to lay groundwork for their path to AP English.

Literature & Composition

By Jago, Shea, Golden, Scanlon and Aufses

Dates of Review Period: December 5, 2018 - February 5, 2019

This text has a wide range of thematic readings to support all learners for advanced coursework through differentiation and scaffolding. Sections include skill-building, thematic reading featuring approachable to highly challenging works, guiding analysis, and section to support academic writing. Offers nine full-length works to prepare students for open question on the AP Literature exam.

Curriculum Materials Review Form


  • Please rank the curriculum on the following scale, with 0 being poor (or not effective) and 5 being excellent (or highly effective).