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Create your own Common Core multiple-choice questions using the tips and guidelines below.
Take a journey with my students as they engage in Common Core activities, comparing and contrasting how two authors utilize historical events in their writing and presenting history in expository and descriptive writing.
Learn how to use eReader apps as instructional tools and meet the diverse needs of an inclusive classroom.
From file sharing to social bookmarking, here are five tech-savvy tools to keep you organized.
When my students are confronted with a writing prompt on a state assessment, they unpack the prompt and create a checklist, to be sure they completed all the tasks. In this post, find out how I teach them to do this.
This Common Core learning experience explores the allusions in “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus, the famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.
Learn how to use grammar journals in your classroom to motivate reluctant writers, increase the retention of grammar skills, and promote grammar mastery for state assessments. Then download free grammar lessons to use alongside your journals.
Whatever the content, think-pair-share, or a variation of this strategy, engages students in learning. Download this think-pair-share SMART Board activity complete with the Scope article “Where Would You Rather Live?”
How are successful schools using data to improve state test scores? This article describes how interim assessments are used to assess student mastery of skills, drive instruction, and predict student performance on state assessments.
Anchor standard number six of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) asks us to engage our students in collaboration and online publication of writing. Mrs. Ronica Lawrence and I work in different schools that are 70 miles apart. We enjoyed...