As a math educator, how often do we hear students stating, “I know how to do this”? Read more to find out how changing one word in the statement “I know how to do this” assesses multiple knowledge domains and unveils a student’s comprehensive understanding of a concept.
Innovative thinking and creative problem finding and solving are among the skills the new Common Core State Standards are calling for. Students need to grasp the cognitive strategies and values that all creative people possess. Here are some strategies and ideas for helping your students gain creative thinking skills.
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts require students to refer to the text they have read when answering questions. Here’s how you can use text-dependent questions to guide students through close reading.
The creators of the Common Core State Standards discovered a steady increase in the difficulty of the types of reading required in college and career settings. Therefore, students must learn to deal with complex texts in order to be college and career ready. Here’s how you can choose appropriate complex texts for your students.
November is an especially great time of the year to remind your students to be grateful. Teach your students the importance of giving back and giving thanks with a meaningful project or a fun, Thanksgiving-themed book!
Interestingly, a term that appears again and again in the literature related to teaching complex text does not appear in the CCSS/ELA themselves: close reading. So, why do we hear this term so often? Here are some tips for using close reading to guide students through complex texts.