SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 76
April 5, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Addendum to English K-5 Textbooks|
As stated in Superintendent's Memo No. 26 (Informational), January 26, 1996, the Department of Education extended an invitation to submit new K-5 reading/language arts series to publishers who may have missed the 1994 Department of Education submission deadline. A screening committee was convened to review the newer submissions and an addendum to the earlier list is given below. Profiles specifying the degree of correlation to the revised English Standards of Learning will be distributed to textbook coordinators in April 1996. However, the books and technology-based instructional materials listed below will not receive state contract prices. If the newer materials are selected, school divisions are encouraged to negotiate local contracts with individual publishers on the addendum list. The following K-5 English instructional materials have been reviewed by a statewide screening committee to validate correlations to the revised English Standards of Learning: Houghton Mifflin Company. Invitations to Literacy. K-5 Jostens Learning Corporation. (Technology-based software programs). Elementary Reading and Writing. K-5 Integrated Language Arts. K-3 Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. Spotlight on Literacy. 1-5 Scholastic, Inc. Literacy Place. K-5 Silver Burdett Ginn, Inc. Literature Works. K-5 If additional information is needed, please contact Jane Koontz at (804)225-3129 or via Virginia's PEN, firstname.lastname@example.org. WCBJr/jk