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Speaking and Listening Across the Common Core
In this webinar, learn about the Paideia Seminar model and how it supports teaching, speaking, and listening standards while enhancing students' ability to read and write about demanding texts.
Common Core Institutes
Join our one- or two-day institutes on the Common Core standards and how they relate to math, ELA, formative assessments, or the Understanding by Design® framework.
Does the Common Core Exclude Personal Meaning Making
Stepping out of the text sacrifices instructional time, equity, and rigor, says one Common Core author.
Writing: A Core Skill
The Common Core State Standards call for schools to emphasize not only creative and narrative writing, but also argumentative and informative writing. How can writing instruction across the content areas best respond to these new standards? How important is it to explicitly teach language mechanics, such as spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction? How can schools give writing instruction more time in the day and more focus in all subjects?
Revisiting Informational Texts
The November issues of EL and ASCD Express on "Tackling Informational Texts" were so popular, we've returned to the topic with even more practical strategies and advice for working with complex texts and developing deep comprehension across all content areas.
Teaching Students to Read like Historians
Learn instructional strategies for teaching students the text elements, thinking skills, and reader behaviors key to comprehending historical texts.
Tackling Complex Texts with Language Learners
Read about tools that empower ELLs to read confidently.
Supporting Readers in Science
Students need to develop their abilities to infer, recognize technical terms, and create mental models of texts using scientific exploration and reasoning.
Complex Texts Require Resilient Readers
Author Grant Wiggins (Understanding by Design®) discusses the need to teach students to be resilient when working with complex texts.
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Using iPads to Integrate the "Real Stuff"
Technology supports this teacher's inspiration to integrate science and literacy curriculum.
Let the U.S. Library of Congress inspire your lessons with primary texts and images.
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