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The Common Core State Standards are asking students to develop the capacity to build knowledge through researching and responding analytically to literature and informational texts (81). Read on to get a list of ideas for integrating more...
A look into my classroom to see how I learned an important lesson about failing — and successfully taught my students important 21st century research skills.
This week I want to celebrate my the work that my extremely gifted colleagues do. They each bring unique gifts to the table, gifts that help our students overcome obstacles and succeed.
In this post, I share my new unit, including my SMART Board activities, which my students and I enjoyed very much.
If you currently teach a Thanksgiving unit, include Common Core State Standards by investigating two of the only primary source documents that provide written accounts of the first Thanksgiving.
An exploration into the types of literature a teacher may teach and still remain in keeping with the Common Core State Standards.
Aligning curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a complex, yet rejuvenating journey, and one that should not be traveled alone. My summer quest to align my curriculum resulted in many trials and tribulations; however, it was a...