Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Reviewer Anne Anderson recommends 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core for its research-based strategies designed to grow readers & thinkers within a CCSS framework. The payoff will justify the necessary time investment, she says.
Digital Storytelling: Guide for Educators from 2010 can help teachers start to explore digital storytelling as a powerful instructional strategy, says teacher-reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
When teachers design their own observations, colleagues can help them zero in on key questions and gather helpful data to improve practice.
Historical mysteries that lure reluctant readers & boost comprehension are great for classroom libraries, says teacher-author Elizabeth Varadon.
Anne Jolly is campaigning for a STEM summer in which kids ask questions, seek answers, & design solutions to problems. She has 9 ideas for parents & others.
California teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo is the Internet’s impresario of education resources. He tells us the story behind Websites of the Day, his great act of curation, and more.
A new web tool, designed just for education, can help promote student creativity and innovative thinking, says ed consultant & former MS teacher Mike Fisher.
SpEd teacher Danielle McIntosh recommends these 22 mini-lessons with adaptations for struggling and advanced writers and English language learners found in Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4-8.
Framing lessons through the lens of the Universal Design for Learning isn’t about more time so much as it is about more strategic thinking, says Elizabeth Stein.
Assessing 21st Century Skills: A Guide to Evaluating Mastery and Authentic Learning is a must-have guide for any educator wishing to assess students beyond the knowledge-based level, says reviewer Cindy Musselwhite.