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Recently I received an Email message from a reader who wanted to know what to include in an “ideal” first unit. In my new book, Literacy and the Common Core, I offer a sample 5th-grade unit that can be adapted … Continue reading

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Approaches to the Common Core: ROOT OF THE WEEK*

We’ve established that in order to paraphrase, you need to unpack vocabulary.  And in order to unpack vocabulary, you need word-attack skills and knowledge of roots (e.g., Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes).  While some schools use “The Word … Continue reading

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