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Curriculum and Materials Review

Textbook Review for Cholla International Baccalaureate Supplemental Materials

  • Cartucho, is being presented as a Supplemental Material for those enrolled in International Baccalaureate course(s) at Cholla. IB emphasizes a variety of perspectives/cultures, their curriculum renovation is meant to further increase that variety and provide bigger opportunities for analysis. This novel is a series of vignettes that draw on Campobello's memories of her childhood, stories her mother told her.
    — Proposed for IB Course HL Grades 11th - 12th

  • Sister Outside, is being presented as a Supplemental Material for those enrolled in International Baccalaureate course(s) at Cholla. IB emphasizes a variety of perspectives/cultures, their curriculum renovation is meant to further increase that variety and provide bigger opportunities for analysis. This is a collection of essential essays and speeches written by Audre Lorde.
    — Proposed for IB Course HL Grades 11th - 12th

Materials will be reviewed in-person at: Lee Instructional Resource Center
2023 E. Winsett Street, Tucson AZ 85713
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cholla International Baccalaureate Review Flyer (PDF)

In-Person Only Review Dates: November 12,2021 through November 21, 2021

Textbook Review for Advanced Placement Materials:

  • Advanced Placement History, “Give Me Liberty! (An American History)”- Sixth Edition, Publisher: Norton, Author: Eric Foner

    AP textbook is the most recent edition for AP United States History. A concise historical textbook which is geared towards strengthening students historical thinking skills.

  • Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics- Third Edition, Publisher: Perfection Learning- AMSCO, Author: David Wolfford

    AP textbook is the most recent edition with a new format, from current book in use for AP Government. This book contains SAQs, LEQs, DBQs, MCQs, and resources for study and test taking skills. Follows standards and has aligned required material.

  • Advanced Placement United States History- Fourth Edition, Publisher: Perfection Learning- AMSCO, Author: John J. Newman and John M. Schmalbach

    AP US History textbook is the most recent edition with a new format, from current book in use for AP Government. This book contains SAQs, LEQs, DBQs, MCQs, and resources for study and test taking skills. Follows standards and has aligned required material.

Materials will be reviewed in-person at: Lee Instructional Resource Center
2023 E. Winsett Street, Tucson AZ 85713
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Advanced Placement Materials Review Flyer (PDF)

In-Person Only Review Dates: October 28,2021 through December 31, 2021

Textbook Review for Educational Software: ESGI

ESGI is a progress monitoring assessment online platform. This material is being presented as a supplemental material with access to various assessments and allows for student data collection. The software can be used by kindergarten and 1st grade teachers to monitor students learning and resources can be used to support students’ ability levels in Reading. -Proposed for Grades K-1st

Please see: ESGI Review Flyer (PDF)

Comments Close: November 6, 2021

Textbook Review for Educational Software: Spring Math, By: Sourcewell

Spring Math is a program which offers software licenses for K-5 math intervention. Licenses allow for educators to generate materials to support student learning, including practice assessments to supplement existing math curriculum to track student progress, improvement, and achievement. -Proposed for Grades K-5th

Please see:

Spring Math Review Flyer (PDF)

Comments Close: October 9, 2021

Textbook Review for General Education Materials: Making Connections Reading Comprehension Classroom Sets By: School Specialty

These materials make a direct connection to the Arizona Standard for increasing student comprehension for elementary students. “Making Connections” is being proposed to supplement curriculum in the classroom. -Proposed for Grades K-5th

Materials will be reviewed in-person at: Lee Instructional Resource Center
2023 E. Winsett Street, Tucson AZ 85713
7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Making Connections Review Flyer (PDF)

In-Person Only Review Dates: September 30,2021 through October 9, 2021

Textbook Review for Educational Software: WRT 102 Dual Credit Novel

Title: Never Let Me Go, Publisher: Vintage Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
“Never Let Me Go, will be used to teach a unit as [part pf Pima Community College’s Dual Enrollment Writing/ELA 12 Course as Santa Rita High School. This novel is set in an alternate late-20th century reality. -Proposed for Grades 11th -12th

Please see sample text (PDF) for details.

WRT Review Flyer (PDF)

Comments Close: October 8, 2021

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