Proposed grammar, reading and mathematics textbooks on display

Proposed grammar, reading and mathematics textbooks on display

New textbooks proposed for next school year are on display at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata, and several county schools.

Three new textbooks are proposed for use at the middle and high school levels as part of the SpringBoard program. The SpringBoard program is a College Board pre-advanced placement program that consists of a full curriculum in mathematics and English/language arts for middle- and high-school students.

The textbooks are published by the College Board and include English Textual Power, Levels 3 and 6, and Mathematics with Meaning Middle School Math 2. The books are needed to meet the objectives outlined in the Common Core State Standards. They are on display at the Starkey Building, Matthew Henson Middle School and Westlake High School.

Three additional textbooks, William Sadlier's Grammar Workshop, Levels Green, Orange and Blue, are proposed for use at the elementary school level with students in grades third through fifth. The textbooks highlight instruction in grammar and language mechanics, and include application of the skills in writing. The program aligns with the Common Core State Standards. These books are on display at the Starkey Building, and Indian Head and J.P. Ryon elementary schools.

The Board of Education is reviewing the books and will take action on the books at the May 14 meeting. Community members are encouraged to review the books and provide comment in writing to the Board of Education, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD, 20646; through e-mail to; or in person at the Public Forum on May 14, 6 p.m., at the Starkey Building.

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

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