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Something that my students struggle with consistently is Informational Text. It’s sort of sad, really, because as our kids grow up to be functional adults, what will they predominantly read? 425 more words

Transform Your Novel Units to Common Core Units

Whereas many of us are used to centering a unit around a novel, the Common Core is making us think differently about how we structure teaching and learning.   207 more words


Reading Comprehension


The purpose of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Communication relies on understanding.

Now, this post will be short because I feel like my synthesis of the following video may be different than yours and I want to hear your thoughts! 151 more words

Common Core

Functional Texts on Brain Hive: "How-Tos" and Instructions

Reading and comprehending informational text requires a distinct set of skills that are in some ways very different from the skills that students use to understand literary or narrative texts. 303 more words


Common Core Standards and Reading Informational Text

Summer is the perfect time to really read the Common Core Standards for your child’s grade level. You can find out what they should know and then identify areas that could use a little extra work. 886 more words

Common Core Standards

A Memorial Day Speech that Remembers Those "Hearts Touched with Fire"

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, a Civil War veteran and a future Supreme Court Justice, delivered a Memorial Day Speech on May 30, 1884, at Keene, New Hampshire, as a tribute to fallen soldiers from the War Between the States. 704 more words


Book Buzz: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and with it, undoubtedly, plans for relaxation, barbecues, and eager celebrations that summer is finally upon us. Amidst this celebration, however, it is of course important to remind ourselves of the reason for why we get the last Monday of May off from work and school. 249 more words