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Creating Authentic Learning Experiences in the Literacy Classroom
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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When students are able to have a say in their education and explore topics of interest to which they feel a personal connection, they are excited to spend time learning. Creative teachers are harnessing that excitement by integrating authentic learning into their classroom instruction. Authentic learning is an instructional approach that...

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Context Clues: 5 Fun Activities to Boost Vocabulary Development
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Context Clues: 5 Fun Activities to Boost Vocabulary Development

In an effort to build students' academic language, educators are incorporating increasingly complex texts into their lesson plans. With College and Career Readiness standards emphasizing the acquisition and use of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, students are encouraged to find the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary by choosing flexibly...

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Understanding ESSA: What does Evidence-Based Really Mean?
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Understanding ESSA: What does Evidence-Based Really Mean?

One clear shift in thinking between the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its predecessor, No Child Left Behind, is this: The ESSA prompts schools to use evidence-based interventions with students, particularly if those students qualify for Title 1 funding (intended to provide extra support to students living in...

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