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Elementary Teachers Test New Textbooks & Instructional Materials

Woodland Joint Unified School District is currently in the process of piloting new English Language Arts/English Language Development (ELA/ELD) textbooks  and instructional materials for all elementary classes.

The pilot process started in February and will conclude at the end of May. Starting in April, more than 50 teachers began testing two different text books series in their classes and providing feedback to WJUSD’s Educational Services Department.

Overall, replacing all elementary school ELA/ELD texts equals a $1 million investment for kindergarten – sixth-grade students.  

“We’re excited to offer our teachers and students more current texts that will better support English Language Arts curriculum,” said Victor Torres, WJUSD irector of Elementary Education. “The teachers volunteering for the text pilot have already provided great feedback and we look forward to rolling out these new tools for all elementary schools in the fall.” 

Teachers and community members are invited to review the pilot texts and provide feedback throughout the end of May – there are several example texts in the lobby at the District Office, located at 435 6th Street in Woodland.