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 balancing the three literacy shifts in order to meet the Common Core State Standards.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
Edited close reading lesson including relevant artifacts.More
Overview UPDATED in 2019! In this VL module, you’ll learn about the purpose of TDQs, and what TDQs are. You’ll also get a chance to practice writing some TDQs of your own. We recommend this module for anyone who would like to learn more...More
Overview Learn how to use thought-provoking questions to push students to find evidence in the text to support their ideas. You can use this resource guide as pre-work ahead of a learning session, part of follow-up after an interaction to...More