Monthly Archives: March 2015

Revising for Sentence Variety

Writing: W.4.5; W.5.5 REVISING FOR SENTENCE VARIETY Give students practice writing different kinds of sentences with this flipbook. First, guide each child to stack two sheets of paper so the bottom edges are an inch apart. Next, have him fold … Continue reading

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Print and Use Writing Charts

FOR STUPENDOUS WRITING Use this catchy checklist to remind your young authors of what it means to revise. Simply copy and cut apart a supply of the cards to keep at your writing center. When a student finishes his first … Continue reading

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What are the most challenging Common Core Standards?

The most challenging Common Core Standards in Reading… Reading In Reading, students struggle with informational vs. literary text as well as increasingly complex texts. The most challenging standards are those that require synthesis skills, including those related to: Determining central ideas … Continue reading

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Math Programs: How They Rate on Common-Core Alignment – Education Week

Math Programs: How They Rate on Common-Core Alignment Based on market share and states’ recommendations, EdReports.org selected 20 math instructional series to review for common-core alignment. (For reporting purposes, K-5 and 6-8 texts from the same publisher were considered separate series.) … Continue reading

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