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
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
In this video, literacy experts David and Meredith Liben of Student Achievement Partners share their thoughts on a text first approach...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 In this VL Module, you’ll learn about the role of text complexity in advancing equity, while exploring its quantitative and qualitative components. Along the way, you’ll have an opportunity to closely read a text, identify its...More
Overview 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 about this...More
Overview Spotlight blogs that showcase aligned Leader Lever practice and success from leaders and teachers in our networks. Leader Spotlight: Why Leader Learning Matters [Blog] (September 2017) The leadership team at Misson Achievement and Success (...More

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