We can thank the Common Core for making “close reading” a buzz phrase. We can thank educators for building the bare concept into strategies that help students more fully understand the texts they encounter. Our latest Resource Roundup offers some of the what, why and how.
Themed resource collections for grades 4-8
What can you and your students accomplish the last few weeks of school? Educators share activities that align learning with fun and help ensure a fruitful conclusion.
On the lookout for motivation strategies that work? Read our roundup of blog posts, interviews and studies for fresh ideas to engage learners.
Call it grit or resilience, it’s a behavior that can serve students well. We’ve gathered advocates’ views, pushback from critics and ideas to build it.
Where does humor fit into the classroom? Just about anywhere! Check out these refreshed resources on why humor works, how to share it & where to find it.
From classroom to building to district, implementing these educators’ ideas can strengthen the conferences to benefit the kids. Included: Student Led Conferences
In this Resource Roundup we’ve pulled together a selection of classic and contemporary resources about the effective use of rubrics in the classroom.
Women’s history is no longer in hiding, thanks to scholars who are documenting women’s impact on society. Middle grades teachers can help their students trace that history with these resources, curated by MiddleWeb co-editor Susan B. Curtis.
Common Core State Standards: We point to essential links, free PD resources, critiques, help for parents & future forecasts.
What’s waiting for you on the other side of the door? Lots of excitement, a few nervous moments, and faces filled with questions. Welcome back! We’ve rounded up lots of useful resources for your first days.