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Tag Archives: Curriculum
As we near the finish line of this unusual school year, we are already looking ahead to the next one. For anyone trying to figure out how to run a hybrid instructional model—partly in person, partly online—here are just a … Continue reading
Hi, all—I’ve been working in the field with teachers, testing out lessons based on my book USING GRAMMAR TO IMPROVE WRITING. I’m excited to report that these lessons are WORKING! When asked to reflect on “What surprised you about this … Continue reading
If you work with students from underserved communities and want to secure FREE/DISCOUNTED BOOKS for them, you should check out First Book Marketplace! “First Book is a non-profit social enterprise that provides new books and educational resources—for free and at … Continue reading
[This post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb.] One of the most common concerns I hear from ELA teachers is “I want to teach grammar, but I’m not sure how to fit it in.” This post explains a … Continue reading
Until very recently, I thought of C-SPAN as merely a government cable channel, a place to see the ongoing proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. So: ho hum. Not my favorite channel. But it turns out … Continue reading
If you already subscribe to The Literacy Cookbook Website, you’re probably aware of the thousands of resources available. In addition to the Website’s 1,200-plus field-tested Word documents that you can download to use instantly with your students, I’ve also curated … Continue reading
When it comes to vocabulary instruction, teachers have many, many questions. Here are just a few: “How can I fit vocabulary in with everything else I have to do? How should I pick the words? What should my quizzes look … Continue reading
Every once in a while, I come across a Website that has so many resources on it that I am flabbergasted and not even sure how to describe it. PBS Learning Media is such a Website. No matter what grade … Continue reading
As we approach summer—or what I like to call “curriculum writing season”—we have an opportunity to reflect and improve upon the work we’ve done this year. Writing or revising curriculum enables us to strengthen instruction. To that end, I’d like … Continue reading
Success Academy, a high-performing charter school network which won the 2017 Broad Prize, (awarded annually to a charter school operator that demonstrates “outstanding academic outcomes among low-income students and students of color”), has just released its middle school literacy curriculum … Continue reading