This screencast will support your learning to: Identify how the Common Core State Standards define “texts”, “standards”, and “content” and understand the importance of each Begin to consider the implications of balancing these three elements...More
In this video, a 4th-grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning. We also see a clip of her grade-level team engaging in text based planning...More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses the social justice oriented framework of the Common Core Literacy State Standards.More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses creating micro research moments throughout the literacy time to enable interdisciplinary learning.More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses balancing the three literacy shifts in order to meet the Common Core State Standards.More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses using the CCSS to balance context and background reading with classroom lessons to build world knowledge.More
Meredith Liben, Director of Literacy and English Language Arts at Student Achievement Partners discusses bringing a variety of exciting subjects into the lower grade classroom through state literacy standards. Liben also provides insight into...More
2nd-grade teacher, Lucy Makuro, leads her students through a close reading of the poem “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor.More
The 4th Grade team shares the story of their two-year journey with text based planning. They discuss the evolution in their planning and instructional approach (developing themes, linking texts, text-dependent questioning), the integration of...More

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