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.
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.
Summer is upon us and we hope you’ll soon be able to settle in with a stack of books you’ve been looking forward to reading. Some fiction perhaps. And then a couple of books to grow on. Here are a dozen we’ve selected from among our MiddleWeb reviews.
Can Halloween be fun when candy gives way to cogitation? Looks that way from the resource collection we’ve conjured up for this holiday season.
How can teachers help students enjoy reading and learning – and avoid the “summer slide” – during several months away from school? Visit MiddleWeb’s expanded resource for Summer 2014, where you’ll find teacher ideas and heaps of book suggestions.
Whether summer means it’s time to relax, bolster your professional know-how, or improve your bank balance, we have suggestions from your educator colleagues (and other sources) that can help. Plan now!
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.
In this Resource Roundup we’ve pulled together a selection of classic and contemporary resources about the effective use of rubrics in the classroom. Follow the links and discover many examples of rubrics, devised for a variety of purposes.
Common Core State Standards: We point to essential links, free PD resources, critiques, help for parents & future forecasts.
In the middle grades, arts integration can deepen learning, address the Common Core, and spark academic progress across the curriculum.