Schoology Secondary ELA Textbook Program Groups
Schoology groups have been established for each of the new secondary ELA core textbook programs: StudySync, Collections, SpringBoard, and myPerspectives. Middle and high school ELA teachers, along with RSP and SDP teachers (teaching and/or supporting ELA), and any out-of-classroom educators supporting ELA are encouraged to join the Schoology group that represents the ELA textbook being used at their school.
These groups house resources specific to the designated textbook program, LAUSD ELA resources, and other instructional tools and resources applicable to ELA curriculum and instruction. More importantly, these textbook groups are an excellent opportunity for teachers to seek advice, share and discover ideas, and learn about the great teaching and learning going on in the LAUSD secondary ELA program. These textbook program groups are not for students.
To join a group, please select the textbook program (see below) assigned to your school and the appropriate level (middle school or high school). Go to Schoology (lms.lausd.net). Once you are signed in (using your Single Sign On), click on the "Groups" tab on the top orange task bar. Click on "join" and enter the code (not case sensitive, but you do need to enter the dash) assigned to the textbook group you selected.
SCHOOLOGY TEXTBOOK GROUP ACCESS CODES
MIDDLE SCHOOL: S8FZ-X9WX-SC3G7
HIGH SCHOOL: 37CH2-6TDK5
HIGH SCHOOL: 9NT57-3VWZ4
MIDDLE SCHOOL: RVVMD-M9HHC
HIGH SCHOOL: ZCHBK-NX7FX
MIDDLE SCHOOL: 75RPG-PR7H6
HIGH SCHOOL: KCTWZ-XWGKM
Anthology Alignment Project
The Council of the Great City Schools and Student Achievement Partners convened school district teams from across the nation to align instructional materials to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Participants learned how to develop quality text-dependent questions and improve the culminating activities. These sessions were both training and work sessions that provided general education, ELL and special education leaders an opportunity to collaborate on preparing CCSS-aligned, instructional classroom materials for grades 6-10. The following AAPs were developed by LAUSD educators and 6th thru10th grade teachers.
PH: Prentice Hall: Timeless Voices
ML: McDougal-Littell: Language of Literature
Holt: Elements of Literature
Secondary ELA Textbook Implementation: Digital Access
SECONDARY ELA TEXTBOOK IMPLEMENTATIONBeginning 2016-17, new textbooks were implemented in the middle school (grades 6 - 8) core English Language Arts (ELA) courses and English Language Development (ELD) 3 and 4. In 2017-18, new textbooks are being implemented in the high school (grades 9 - 11) core English Language Arts courses (ELA). All these textbook programs are aligned to the California ELA/ELD Framework, the California ELA Content Standards, and the California English Language Development Standards. The following four textbook programs were selected by the LAUSD Teacher Selection Committee for core ELA course and high school literature electives (grade 12):
Each textbook program includes a digital platform. Print textbooks and digital licenses were issued to all middle school students and all teachers who teach the following middle school courses: ENG 6, 7, and 8; ELD 3 and 4; high school courses, ENG 9, ENG 10, American Literature and Composition, and Contemporary Composition. Please see below for the teacher and student digital access instructions, including the Help Desk information for each publisher. For information regarding the composition and AP courses, please click on the following links, High School Composition Courses or AP English Courses.Secondary ELA educators are invited to join their selected textbook program's Schoology group. To learn more about this curriculum resource and networking opportunity, please visit the Schoology Secondary Textbook Groups.TEXTBOOK PROGRAMS FOR CORE ELA (GRADES 9 - 11)
- StudySync - McGraw-Hill
- Collections - HMH
- SpringBoard - CollegeBoard
- myPerspectives - Pearson (high school only)
Middle School Mindsets for Resiliency and Success
The middle school “Mindsets for Resiliency and Success” units are designed to be delivered during the first few weeks of school to help with introducing students to habits of discourse and thinking around reading, writing, speaking, and listening that will support their learning throughout the school year. Guidance is provided to teachers to help with establishing norms for conversation and collaboration.MINDSETS FOR RESILIENCY AND SUCCESS
Curriculum and Instructional Resources
These course descriptions are in the process of being revised to reflect the transition to the Common Core State Standards.
The Inside/Outside Research Project addresses the CCSS W7 (grades 6 -12), which focuses on students conducting short research projects to answer a question (including self-generated for grades 8 and above) to pursue “further research and investigation.” This project is designed to use at the beginning of the school year to help students build to mastering this particular standards. This project also provides students the opportunity to further develop their knowledge and understanding of a topic, issue, or theme connected with a text(s). This project is designed to be done over a two to three day period.This module is a mini-unit designed around a literacy task grounded in the Common Core Standards. After reading the book, The Children of Willesden Lane, and two articles on resilience, students write an essay tracing the development of the central idea that resilience supports the characters in surviving great hardships.