McDougal Littell Language of Literature
The McDougal Littell Language of Literature Curriculum Resources enables teachers to effectively and easily integrate technology into their English Language Arts curriculum. All of the resources are designed by experienced teachers who understand the daily demands and challenges of the classroom. The McDougal Littell Powerpoint presentations, graphic organizers, and web resources save teachers time and provide quality materials that appropriately integrate technology into teaching and learning.
McDougal Littell Powerpoint Presentations
Original teacher created McDougal Littell Powerpoint presentations introduce and build background knowledge in the McDougal Littell English Language Arts classroom. The McDougal Littell Powerpoint presentations include customized backgrounds as well as images and photos designed to build and support background knowledge, especially for English Language Learners (ELL).
For each grade level, Powerpoint presentations are available to help teachers launch the first cluster for the school year. We've also included McDougal Littell Powerpoint presentations to support each of the reading selections in Cluster 1.
McDougal Littell Graphic Organizers
Based upon Dr. Robert Marzano's research on nonlinguistic representations as an effective instructional strategy, we've created graphic organizers to support vocabulary development, reading comprehension skills, and writing skills found in the McDougal Littell Language of Literature activities and lessons. The graphic organizers include elements of design such as color, shapes, size of font and elements, clipart and images, and placement to assist in structuring meaning for students.
The McDougal Littell graphic organizers are downloadable and customizable using Inspiration® graphic organizer software. We are currently offering Inspiration® Version 8 (Mac/Win) for only $29.99 (includes S/H; CA residents 8.75% sales tax extra). The graphic organizers are available as PDF documents for teachers who do not have access to Inspiration® graphic organizer software.
McDougal Littell Web Resources
For Cluster 1 and the reading selections located in the cluster, we've provided web resources in the form of links to Internet sites and suggested titles of video resources from Discovery Education Streaming and Learn360 (a current subscription with the individual services is needed to utilize these resources). The web resources support launching the cluster and direct instruction from the McDougal Littell Language of Literature textbook.