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Check out the literary criticism and magazines in your school or local library. There is also a... more
Scope is a monthly English Language Arts magazine for middle school students. It features a full... more
Go to the home page of the Common Core's English Language Arts Standards and click the tab... more
Science standards are embedded in the English Language Arts Standards and begin in 6th grade.... more
The Common Core does not prescribe themes. Rather, the ELA Standards call for students to be... more
In the October 28, 2013, issue of Scholastic Action, an ELA magazine for struggling readers, you... more
Keep in mind, Lexiles are just one factor that should be considered when choosing books for your... more
If your school allows, find a colleague on your grade level and work out a plan for splitting up... more
As literacy expert Phyllis C. Hunter says, "flood your classroom with books." Offer students a... more
Check out Appendix C of the English Language Arts Standards for samples for each grade band.... more
For the assessments, PARCC will provide several accessibility features and other accommodations.... more
How can I help our English Language Learners meet the CCSS, especially since strong language skills are needed for Math and the content areas?
Efforts to create Core-ready curricula for English Language Learners (ELLs) are still a work in... more
Students can acquire tons of information about a range of topics when they visit a museum, a place... more
Until now, my middle schoolers have been getting good math grades by memorizing. How can I help them do more critical thinking and problem solving?
The Math Standards require a balance of conceptual understanding, application, and procedural... more
Here are some strategies to try: When students answer a word problem, make sure they incorporate... more
The texts are meant as examples of the types of works that students should be reading. They reflect... more
The Common Core calls for text-dependent questions that encourage students to read, ponder, and... more
How do I determine the types of texts my fifth-grade students should be reading? Some of them are below level?
Appendix B of the ELA Standards gives examples of the types of works that students should be... more