Trade books galore!

By Kavin Ming and Cheryl Mader

Teachers can find trade books for use with adolescent learners in a variety of content areas with a little bit […]

Team work boosts student learning and professional community

By Thomas M. Van Soelen

A team of kindergarten teachers in rural Georgia dig deeply into student work and standards to build a common understanding of […]

Got voice?

By Leslie Laud

We cannot teach writing effectively without nurturing students’ voice in their writing.

Why don’t the Common Core State Standards use the term voice in […]

Math and ELA meet at the Common Core

By Nancy S. Gardner and Nicole Smith

The Common Core’s math and English language arts standards have more in common than you might think.

Math and English […]

A teaching makeover improves learning for diverse students

By Kristina J. Doubet, Jessica A. Hockett, and Catherine M. Brighton

Early-grade teachers broadened their views of students’ skills, knowledge, and culture to improve their teaching […]

Examining text complexity in the early grades

By Jill Fitzgerald, Jeff Elmore, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Heather H. Koons, Kimberly Bowen, Eleanor E. Sanford-Moore, and A. Jackson Stenner

Choosing texts for early-grade students is […]

Taking a comprehensive approach to Common Core rollout

By Amy Illingworth

South Bay Union School District in southern California takes a comprehensive approach to implementing Common Core standards by supporting teachers and coaches with […]

What should Common Core assessments measure?

By Kayla Chandler, Nicholas Fortune, Jennifer N. Lovett, and Jimmy Scherrer

The new math standards ask for more than content memorization and application. They require math […]

Supporting classroom instruction: The Textbook Navigator/Journal

By Leland S. Cogan, Nathan Burroughs, and William H. Schmidt

Researchers have developed a tool to help teachers implement the Common Core by letting standards, not […]

Standards-based grading and reporting will improve education

By Marco A. Muñoz and Thomas R. Guskey

Making clear linkages between standards, assessment, grading, and reporting that are concisely reported work for the betterment of […]

Improve reading with complex texts

By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey 

The Common Core’s call for deep reading of complex text isn’t just for middle and high school students. Children in […]

Can computers make the grade in writing exams?

By Samina Hadi-Tabassum

The new Common Core writing exams may use computer algorithms to assess student work.

Last year, I presented several professional development workshops on the […]