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New York Times Writing Prompts

Oct 15, 2019


Program Based on Real-World Writing

This school year, The New York Times is offering a free, flexible, seven-unit writing curriculum based on real-world genres found not just in The Times, but in all kinds of print and online sources. Woven into each unit are multiple opportunities for students to publish and have their writing read by authentic audiences.

resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons

Oct 15, 2019

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Guide for Developing Proficient Word Solvers and Independent Readers

Guided reading experts Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufrense provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials, and activities to use to help students excel. The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics works with the familiar Next Step Forward lesson plan framework from Richardson’s bestselling Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. It uses a gradual release-of-responsibility approach that guides students to independent word-solving; introduces readers to six approaches to phonics and word study; and presents more than 250 ready-to-use word study lessons, leveled from preA–Z.

Teachers influence the future

Oct 11, 2019


Being Heroes and Changing Lives Forever

There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of children reading. That beautiful, bright-eyed face that comes up to you seeing himself or herself as a reader melts my heart. Knowing that you fostered that belief and gave that child a gift that will never stop giving is truly magical.

Book App

Oct 01, 2019


Children’s Book Brought to Life

Storm Boy is an interactive adaptation of author Colin Thiele’s 1964 novel of the same name, a classic in its native Australia. Students can play Storm Boy the Game from Blowfish Studios on iOS or Android devices.

Math Modeling Contest

Oct 01, 2019


Contest Applying Math to Modeling and Problems Solving

COMAP’s High School Mathematical Contest in Modeling (HiMCM) is an international contest designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to work as team members to engage in and improve their modeling, problem solving, and writing skills.


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