Here are some ways I’ve taught grammar and mechanics instruction in the classroom since that first year of teaching.
Understanding inferences is a fourth-grade foundation. In the hierarchy of reading skills, it shapes a student’s critical-thinking ability.
There’s always an authentic opportunity to connect Common Core Standards to the current literature that students are reading.
Structure and pattern form much of the foundation of math. We've come to the last two Common Core Standards for Mathematical practice.
Math class is a great place to teach the attention to detail and scrupulous checking of work that make these endeavors successful.
It's now time in our series on the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice to talk about calculators. The standard at hand is number five: Use appropriate tools strategically.
Previously, I've written about some of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Today I'll focus on tightly-linked Standards 2 and 4: Reason abstractly and quantitatively and model with mathematics.
Students today need math to teach them how to approach unfamiliar problems, select and apply prior knowledge and tools, and clearly communicate their reasoning.