There are about a million different ways to use all the great Google tools available for free in your classroom. Whether you’re bringing your classroom into the 21st century by making it paperless or AppSmashing, even the simplest of Google tools offers you a wide array of ways to use it. The Google suite of …
A great 12th grade English lesson that is inline with the ELA Common Core. This text analysis lesson incorporates student questions and textual symbols across a few activities to bolster understanding, engagement and learning.
Making STEM Stick in Middle School U.S. News & World Report Middle school is a critical time to catch students' interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics because it is when students often decide if these fields are for them,...
Improving the 6th Grade Transition for Middle School Students This session will present two middle school principals’ efforts to improve the middle school transition for rising 6th grade students.
"Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it."
In this post Susan Oxnevad looks at the three tiers of vocabulary and discusses the need to target instruction on Tier 2 and Tier 3 words. There is a short video that provides an introducation to Academic Vocabulary as well as a look at some tools that woulr provide help for students learning Tier 2 words. Many great resources are provided.
"Effective vocabulary instruction is a key foundation to helping students acquire a wide and diverse vocabulary. Students need both direct and indirect instruction in vocabulary and word meanings as well as multiple exposures to words. It is through multiple exposures and repetition that students begin to understand the nuances of words and how to use them when speaking and writing."
(a selection, a text, an excerpt, a passage). For all the items below, cite textual evidence as much as possible. Consider yourself a “scientist of language”; the words in front of you are pieces of evidence that you use as proof ...
Veteran educator and author Maja Wilson and Thomas Newkirk, an English professor at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, question the emphasis in new Common Core State Standards on text-dependent analysis and questions as part of the...
Chalkbeat Colorado Sheridan middle school shows off literacy push to parents Chalkbeat Colorado Ian Render, a Sheridan Middle School math teacher, shows parent Nora Munoz, right, how one of the school's new math programs, ALEKS, tracks student...
“ I've noticed in education the push to provide or sometimes require intervention programs for students who struggle in the classroom. These students struggling in math or language arts can sometimes b”
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