Common Core Standards

24

Jun'17

Emotion Words for Tone and Mood

Do you find it tough trying to get yours students to be more precise and use just the right word …

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01

Apr'17

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading – Expand Lists Have you seen the READING BINGO challenges posted by Scholastic ? Using the cards may …

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09

Mar'17

Book Talks

Introduce Students to Books Old and New Responding to Rena’s posting “I  would like to do book talks with my …

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01

Mar'17

April is Poetry Month 2017

How are you going to celebrate in 2017?   “What you learn through reading and writing poetry will stay with …

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07

Feb'17

Handmaid’s Tale- Characters and Current Events

 Literature and Life The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood is a particularly effective text in a unit on DYSTOPIA or …

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10

Jan'17

Oral Book Report Prep

Practice together, then assign students oral reports on independent reading books. Adapt the handout for a whole class or small …

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01

Jan'17

Talk Teaches

Sentence Starters Invigorate Conversation   Guided talking teaches students to think, listen, and rethink. Observing students talking teaches teachers what they …

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29

Nov'16

Cross Curricular Resources

Update Your List of Lesson Planning Web Resources Please take a few minutes to explore these resources recommended by Rebecca …

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30

Sep'16

Evaluating Proposed Solutions

Educators today are using blogs as a way for students to practice writing persuasive and argumentative essays based on current events. …

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28

Sep'16

Hispanic History Month 9/16-10/16

Hispanic Month and Common Core  What an exciting time to feature the contributions of Latina/Latino Writers, Speakers and Movie Makers!   …

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