April London Allen

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Spotted: Tia Mowry’s TWA!

Actress Tia Mowry, who is now starring in Nick at Night’s <i>Instant Mom</i>, was spotted leaving the gym rocking a short curly fro. She’s kept her curls …

Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CCSS, common core, creativity

In the Digital Classroom, teachers have many opportunities to design flexible and engaging student-driven learning experiences that allow them to …

Lexiles & Readability

<b>A LOOK AT LEXILES and Text Complexity</b><p>While delivering PD yesterday, a teacher asked me, "What's a Lexile?" I wanted to say, "where have you been?" …

College Readiness: Librarians Can Help the Transition | On Common Core

Education buzzwords—whole language, multiple intelligences—come and go, but 45 states chose to adopt the Common Core Learning Standards. Why? Because …

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English …

Common Core: What Is A 'Complex Text' Anyway?

Last month I attended a training focused on teaching “complex texts” to address the Common Core Standards. Unfortunately, when I left the training I …

Discovering a Passion for Poetry With Langston Hughes

OVERVIEW<p>Poetry is written to convey the essence of a greater meaning, and it can bundle a great deal of passion in a small package. In this lesson, …

Essay Map

The Essay Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for an informational, definitional, or …