Monthly Archives: October 2012

Approaches to the Common Core: WHY ANNOTATION MATTERS*

Over the years, students have taught me many vital lessons.  Najla was no exception.  Here is the story….  Not long after we began to implement data-driven instruction at North Star Academy (a high-performing school in Newark, NJ, where I worked … Continue reading

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Helping Students to Fall in Love with Books: THOUGHTS ON INDEPENDENT READING

It’s a known fact that people don’t become better at something unless they actually DO it.  This is as true about reading as it is about anything else, and it sounds really obvious, but the truth is that few schools … Continue reading

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