Superintendent’s Memo #224-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

August 31, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  English Language Arts and Science Enhanced Scope and Sequence Sample Lesson Plans

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the English Language Arts Enhanced Scope and Sequence Sample Lesson Plans for grades K-12 and  the Science Enhanced Scope and Sequence Sample Lesson Plans for grades K-6, Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry have been posted.

The purpose of these resources is to help teachers align instruction with the 2010 English Standards of Learning (SOL) and the 2010 Science Standards of Learning (SOL) by providing examples of how the knowledge, skills, and processes found in the SOL and Curriculum Framework can be presented to students in the classroom.  The English Language Arts Enhanced Scope and Sequence is posted by strand featuring a drop-down menu with the titles of each of the lessons.  The Science Enhanced Scope and Sequence is posted by strand for grades K-6 and by topic for Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry, and features drop-down menus for each strand and topic with the title of each of the lessons.

For additional information on the English Language Arts Enhanced Scope and Sequence, please contact Jacquelyn Kelley, English specialist, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Jacquelyn.Kelley@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-2484; or Thomas Santangelo, elementary English specialist, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Thomas.Santangelo@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3203; or Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

For additional information on the Science Enhanced Scope and Sequence, please contact Eric M. Rhoades, acting director, Office of Science and Health Education, by e-mail at Eric.Rhoades@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 786-2481; or Barbara P. Young, science specialist, by e-mail at Barbara.Young@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at (804) 225-2676.

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