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(Designated use: Resources NOT approved as district curriculum or library materials) (Approximately 30-60 day process) Title of Resource:_Crossing the Wire Free by Will Hobbs__________________________________________ Type of Resource: Genre: Film Audio Book Non-Fiction Novel Textbook Other
Fiction X Mexican Immigration Recommending Teacher:_Jesse Franzen_______ Grade Level:__8th_________
Memoir Unit of Study X Date: July 15, 2008 Yes
School:_Helena Middle School_____
I have checked curriculum. This resource is not used at another grade level.
How does the resource contribute to the curriculum?
One selection of literature circle unit on Latin American culture, historical fiction, modern, first person narrative, group discussion, group presentation___________________
How does the resource contribute to breadth and depth of viewpoints? (eg. controversial issues, multicultural disability, gender-fair, etc). Latin America, specifically Mexico, male narrator, and is engrained in the culture which is increasingly becoming part of our modern life in the United States___________________ It has multiple national awards, Lexile rating within the age, and is recommended by the American Library Association as developmentally appropriate______________
How is the resource age appropriate for the social and emotional development of students at this level?
Please identify one or both (if applicable):
Attach a favorable review from a reputable Review attached Yes No source. If no, please provide an explanation: (Your building librarian would provide great _____________________________
Attach your rationale for using this material for this level (contact department
chair for a blank rationale template). Rationale attached
If no, please provide an explanation:
_____________________________ _____________________________ ____
Signature of recommending teacher: _____________________________________ __________________________
Signature of supporting professional who has read, viewed, or listened to the resource: ___________________________ Signature of Department Chair: __________________________________________________________________________ Signature of District Curriculum Administrator: _____________________________________________________________
Statement of Explanation
The Recommending teacher is responsible for reading, viewing, or listening to the resource, completing this application, writing the rationale, and securing signatures required.
Learning resources shall be selected by professional staff to help meet curricular, instructional, and assessment objectives.
Application for Resources for Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Connections (Consider the following.)
• • Contribution that resource makes to the curriculum and to the interests of the students, based on state and district standards Contribution the resource makes to the breadth and depth of representative viewpoints on controversial issues Contribution of representative viewpoints, including, but not limited to, multicultural, disability awareness, and gender-fair concepts Contribution the resource makes in developing critical thinking skills Appropriateness of the resource for the age of the students with whom the resource is intended to be used o Emotional development o Readability
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o Learning style o Social development o Lexile • Appropriateness of the resource for the circumstances of use
Quality of Resource (Consider the following.)
• • Favorable reviews found in reputable professionally prepared sources Favorable recommendations based on preview and/or examination of materials by District certified staff. Reputation and significance of the author, producer, and/or publisher Potential user appeal Artistic quality and/or literary style Quality and variety in format, content and production Overall strengths
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