By Karen Lea
Summary by Accomplished Teacher
"Like a good story, classroom lessons should gain students' attention from the start, writes math teacher Karen Lea. In this blog post, she offers several suggestions -- using the Common Core State Standards as a guide -- to hook students. Lea suggests teaching sixth-grade students about reasoning and evidence by reading a fake news story about dogs that makes specific claims. Then, she writes, students can discuss the article and debate its merits."