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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.
Scholastic teacher advisor Mary Blow explains the crosswalk approach to meeting Common Core State Standards: aligning your existing units, identifying gaps, and eliminating less important content.
This year, instead of providing my incoming students with a summer reading list composed by teachers, I consulted the experts on motivating middle schoolers to read: my 6th grade students. Check out their list of books, sure to hook even the most...