Entries related to: english-language-arts

Hacking Feedback: 3 Strategies + Tools

So much of teaching is living in tension: giving more support vs. letting a student productively...

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Hacking Feedback: The Bookends

I have a love-hate relationship with giving feedback. I love how potent a tool it is to help...

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In Pursuit of Personalized Learning

This is the first in Sean McComb's Getting Better Together series, In Pursuit of Personalized...

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Resources And Strategies You Say? I’ll Take Them!

To jump-start the beginning of the school year, the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) has...

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Making Time for Complex Text in Literacy Instruction

The Common Core Standards call for teachers to use more complex texts more often. One of my ...

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Teaching Novels in the Common Core Era

The teaching of literature, and novels in particular, has been a subject of some controversy and...

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Harlem Renaissance: Collaborating to Plan & Teach Gifted ELA Lessons

We filmed Sherwanda Chism and Debora Gaten over a year ago, and I've been talking about their...

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Help All Readers Access Complex Texts

You'll notice that text complexity is an important part of the Common Core State Standards...

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Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction

For many of us, the new year brings new assessments -- and undoubtedly, some anxiety. This can...

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Tackling the Misconceptions of Text-Dependent Questions

I've worked with many school leaders over the past year who list text-dependent questions (TDQs)...

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Key Strategies for Developing Oral Language

Being able to talk and express your thoughts clearly is vital in life. Yet, too many students...

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Why are Academic Discussions So Important for our ELLs?

One of the many things I love about working for Oakland, California schools is serving a...

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Video Playlist: Engaging ELLs in Academic Conversations

In this new series, created in partnership with Oakland Unified School District, we delve into...

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Case Study of a Teacher: Engaging Students in Text Analysis (Part 1)

Recently, Teaching Channel got the chance to spend two days in David Olio's literature class at...

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Video Playlist: Collaborating to Plan Common Core Lessons for ELLs

We've partnered with the National Education Association (NEA) on a new series aiming to show...

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Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts

This video playlist is designed to help you include more complex texts into your lessons. Learn...

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Literacy and CCSS: Removing the Stigma from the Struggle

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have raised the bar significantly for our students. For...

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Argument Writing--Where Do We Stand?

Ironically, it’s a recent morning where no students were present that has me so excited about...

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Guided Reading: 6 Ways to Improve Literacy Skills

Literacy is arguably THE essential building block in learning, no matter what subject is being...

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4 Reasons Argument is Priority #1

 Do Now: Is this image an appropriate depiction of an argument? What would your students draw if...

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