[KACT] Re: Textbook question from Rachel Dougherty

  • From: "Rachel Dougherty" <rachel_dougherty@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:24:07 -0500

Thanks. Of the 4 that I have seen so far (Prentice Hall, Glencoe, and
then 2 Holt books), I am leaning toward the Glencoe, but wanted to know
if there are other books out there that might be better yet. 


From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Steve Landry
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:42 AM
To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [KACT] Re: Textbook question from Rachel Dougherty

We are currently going through the same process this year as well. In
the past I've used Holt: Modern Chemistry. When I came to Pratt they had
just selected new text the Spring before. They went with Holt:
Visualizing Matter. Holt has since replaced it with Holt Chemistry. It
isn't too bad and has plenty of resource materials that go along with
the text particularly on the technology side. Glencoe also has a text
I'm looking at. It is title Chemistry: Matter and Change. I really like
the organization of it. It also has plenty of resources that will be
useful. What I also like about it, is that if you have Spanish students
that do not understand English very well the Glossary has both the
English and Spanish terms with their definitions in both languages. They
also have a guided reading audio program (CD) that provides
comprehensive content in both English and Spanish. This would be a great
benefit for slow readers and ESL students you may have.  There are other
Spanish resources as well. The only draw back is that the current
edition is a 2005 copyright, so I imagine they'll be updating in the
next couple of years. So, as of now the 2 I'm looking at the closest are
Holt:Chemistry and Glencoe: Matter and Change.
My older brother teaches Chemistry in a large school district in
Florida. They adopted the Glencoe: Matter and Change for this year. He
has really liked it. 
We are having Representatives from the Holt, Glencoe/McGraw Hill, and
Prentice Hall come out next month to give presentations. I should learn
a lot more then.
Let me know if I can be of further help.

Steve Landry
Pratt High school

On 10/24/06 8:48 PM, "Kelly Deters" <kellymdeters@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        Rachel posted this to the KACT listserv a day or two ago...but
because I typed in her address wrong on the ListServ set-up, it didn't
go through...so here it is! :)
        We are looking for new text books for next year. We use the Holt
        chemistry now, which is an ok book, but want to look at other
        What books do you use that you like?

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