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How can I help my fourth graders develop their vocabulary?

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Understanding Characters and Cultures

A lesson designed for use with The Rainbow Tulip by Pat Mora

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Hispanic Heritage Resources

Lesson plans, book lists, crafts and biographies

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The World's Most Dangerous Place

Examining the civil war in Syria through the eyes of young people

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10 Great Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone

How to make due in a technologically-challenged classroom

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5 Ways to Reach Every Reader

Literacy expert Pam Allyn shares her top tips.

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Common Core Math Tips From a Veteran Teacher

Veteran Math coach Bob Krech shares his winning plays.

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Life, Death and the Stories In Between

War Stories

Books and lesson plans to help you observe Memorial Day with your students

Poetry: Explore the Power of Words

A multi-genre approach to teaching poetry


The Common Core: Mathematics

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The Common Core: English Language Arts

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Glossary of English Language Arts Terms

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Crafting Evidence-Based Questions

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10 Tips for Parents

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NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña: Teacher to Teacher

Chancellor Fariña talks about her hopes for the school year.


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Harnessing the Power of Students' Stories

Pam Allyn discusses breakthroughs in literacy instruction.

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Number Talks

Sherry Parrish on building numerical reasoning

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