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 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
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 The following SAP resources provide Common Core-aligned lessons and passages, useful information and strategies for supporting students with building reading fluency, vocabulary acquisition, developing background knowledge. Student...More

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