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Unite or Die

Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation is a very creative book that discusses what happens after the 13 colonies gain independence. The book is in the setting of a school performance where students are dressed as the states and some other students play important people in the creation such as Benjamin Franklin and George Washington. 340 more words

Social Studies

True Stories of the Revolutionary War

True Stories of the Revolutionary War by Elizabeth Raum and illustrations by Pat Kinsella is an informational text, but it is different than the textbook type informational text because it is not just giving the reader facts. 414 more words

Social Studies

Do they really get what the main idea means?

Can your students explain what their main idea statement means? Is a superficial understanding or misunderstanding of the main idea impacting their ability to identify or explain supporting details? 400 more words

Juvenile Justice

The Supreme Court is in the news today, as Judge Neil Gorsuch was officially announced last night as the president’s nominee to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant seat. 237 more words

High School English

The Good, The Bad, and The Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us

  • Written by: Tanya Lee Stone
  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1120
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Speak; October 14, 2010…
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Listen & Learn

One thing that surprised me during last spring’s testing season was the heavy use of computer-voice instructions and listening passages on our state’s Common Core-style exam, the SBAC. 602 more words

Rush and Lack: The Common Core's Foreseeable Fall

In 2011, 45 states had signed on to the Common Core State Standards; by the fall of 2016, only 20 states were still planning to use the Common Core-aligned assessments. 911 more words

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