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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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DBQ....Not Just Another Acronym

So much has been written about the Common Core lately and yet, I find myself constantly returning...

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Tips to Bring Novel Writing to Elementary Students

When I taught first grade, I would tell my students at the beginning of the year, "This year you're...

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5 Key Strategies for ELL Instruction

English Language Learners (ELLs) face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as...

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Video Playlist: 5 Vocabulary Strategies

The back-to-school season is a busy time, so we want to offer five quick strategy videos, all...

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Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Common Core Standards ask students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of...

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4 Keys to Building Students’ Reading Lives

In October 2012, Pew Research Center published a report on teens' use of libraries and reading...

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Let’s Chat Core: Simplifying Text Complexity

As I meet and talk to teachers about the Common Core State Standards, I consistently hear the...

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When A Lesson Goes All Wrong

I'm afraid of mediocrity. That too-comfortable place where repetition and apprehension meet. In an...

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