Teaching and learning in grades 4-8

Join Global Read Aloud

Each fall students involved in the Global Read Aloud listen to a book and talk about it with kids around the world. Teacher/creator Pernille Ripp tells how to join in.

Connect for Global Learning

Kevin Hodgson recommends The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World, William Kist’s how-to & why-to approach to connected global learning & praises its broad focus.

Getting RTI Right

Like CCSS, Response to Intervention is something teachers need to know right now, says reviewer Julie Dermody. Elizabeth Stein’s book, Comprehension Lessons for RTI (Grades 3-5): Assessments, Intervention Lessons and Management Tips to Help You Reach and Teach Tier 2 Students, is the place to start.

The Common Core in Action

Reviewer Laura Von Staden says Teaching Students to Dig Deeper: The Common Core in Action by Ben Johnson is valuable for its ideas about rethinking the school enterprise in the era of the Common Core.