Textbook Adoption: K-2 English Language Arts

  • During the 2020-2021 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for ELA in Grades K-2.  The process began with a review of textbooks currently being used in the metro area and other large districts.  Textbooks were then reviewed using EdReports and Louisiana Believes in order to ensure that the textbooks met the needs of Fulton County Schools in the areas of Pedagogy, Instructional Design, Content, Text Quality, and Assessment.  Based on the review, the following publishers were invited to participate in the FCS Virtual Vendor Fair:

    • Benchmark (Benchmark Workshop, 2020)
    • Open Up Resources (EL, 2018)
    • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Into Reading, 2020)
    • Savvas (My View, 2020)
    • McGraw-Hill (Wonders, 2019)

     

    Fulton County Schools hosted two Vendor Fairs virtually for Reading/ELA resources on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th.  Each elementary school was invited to send three (3) participants (Curriculum Support Teacher, Literacy Coach, K-2 teachers) to either of the fairs to help narrow the choices for a 2021-2022 adoption of resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence for ELA.  Each vendor conducted presentations and provided resources for participants to review digitally.  Participants completed a rubric to provide feedback.

    Based on this feedback, we selected the following publishers to be reviewed by all teachers and the public from November 30, 2020-January 22, 2021: Benchmark Workshop, Into Reading, and Wonders.

    Following the completion of the first public review, the choices were narrowed down to:

     

    Course # Course Publisher Title

    23.00110

    23.00120

    23.00130

    23.00100

    23.00200

    23.00300

    23.00410

    23.00420

    23.00430

    Reading/Grade K

    Reading/Grade 1

    Reading/Grade 2

    Language Arts/Grade K

    Language Arts/Grade 1

    Language Arts/Grade 2

    Writing/ Grade K

    Writing/Grade 1

    Writing/Grade 2

     

    Benchmark

     

    McGraw-Hill

     

     

    Benchmark Workshop

     

    Wonders

     

     

    We appreciate teachers and the public taking the time to review the two resources and provide feedback.  Below you will find information on how to access each resource virtually.  The physical resources are also available for review at the Administrative Center, North Learning Center, South Learning Center, and every elementary school.  Following your review of the resources, please complete the

    FEEDBACK SURVEY

    The final textbook recommendation will be taken to the board for action in May 2021.  The newly adopted textbook will be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year.

    If questions arise, please contact us at 470-254-4943 or humanities@fultonschools.org.  Thank you for your time and participation.


Benchmark Workshop

Wonders

Benchmark Workshop
Wonders

Textbook Adoption: AP World History

  • During the 2020-2021 school year, FCS will review resources for textbook adoption for AP World History.  Based on the review, the following publishers were invited to participate in the FCS Virtual Vendor Fair:

    • Savvas (formerly Pearson), World Civilizations
    • McGraw Hill, Traditions & Encounters
    • Bedford, Freeman & Worth, Ways of the World
    • Bedford, Freeman & Worth, Ways of the World since 1200
    • Cengage, The Earth and Its Peoples, 7th Edition (Bulliet, Hirsch, et al)
    • Cengage, Voyages in World History, 3rd Edition (Hansen and Curtis)

     

    Fulton County Schools hosted two Vendor Fairs virtually for AP World History resources on Thursday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 17. Each AP World History teacher was invited to participate in the vendor fair.  Each vendor conducted presentations and provided resources for participants to review digitally.  Participants completed a rubric to provide feedback. 

    Based on this feedback, we have selected the following publishers to be reviewed by all teachers and the public from March 22, 2021-April 23, 2021:

    Course # Course Publisher Title
    45.08110 AP World History

    Bedford, Freeman & Worth

     

    Savvas (formerly Pearson)

    1200 Update Ways of the World with Sources for the AP Modern Course 

     

    World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Since 1200

     

    We appreciate teachers and the public taking the time to review the two resources and provide feedback.  The resources are available for review at the Administrative Center, North Learning Center, South Learning Center, and every high school.  Following your review of the resources, please complete the

    FEEDBACK SURVEY

    The final textbook recommendation will be taken to the board for action in June 2021.  The newly adopted textbook will be implemented during the 2021-2022 school year.

     

    If questions arise, please contact us at 470-254-4943 or fcssocialstudies@fultonschools.org.  Thank you for your time and participation.