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First, students figure out what the text says, then how the text works, and finally what the text means. Here's Part 6 in a step-by-step guide to planning a close reading lesson. #closereading #elachat #edchat
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Umm, what are Crosscutting Concepts? And what is 3D Learning? GRR!? <<Sound like you?

We're breaking it down on our blog over the next few weeks to help #NGSS implementation go smoothly (or at lease smoother :) ) #science #edchat #nextgeneration
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Planning for close reading lessons is a lot like planning to build a house. Blueprints must be drafted with careful consideration of how the house will be constructed. Just as inadequate blueprints will yield a shoddy shack rather than a durable dwelling, your students will walk away with limited understanding of the text if adequate time and consideration are not given to the planning stage. . . . 
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Here are 4 kinesthetic learning activities designed to spur dialogue, get the oxygen pumping, and make the lessons much more dynamic. Struggling learners in particular can benefit from these strategies, as they can become frustrated and restless during challenging lessons.
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We’ve collected standards-focused background knowledge to aid teachers as they lesson plan, in addition to a few hands-on investigations and activities to engage students directly with the content.
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Looking for a hook to teach decimals and place value? Our educators came up with this Rainbow Decimal Map just in time to make plans for a St. Patrick’s Day lesson! #mathchat   #education   #teach  
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Here are 8 creative ways to reinforce math ideas using kids' favorite foods: pasta and pizza!
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Being a teacher can feel a lot like being an actor (and a counselor, and a coach, and a nurse). So when it comes to planning lessons like close reading, it's important to know the role you play as a teacher, and the role that you can expect your students to play. Here's how to get started. #closereading #ELA
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We all know the story of Goldilocks—she had to test out several chairs, beds, and bowls of porridge to find the ones that were “just right” for her. Your process for finding “just right” texts to read closely with your students may feel much the same. What do you need to know and consider to get into the Goldilocks Zone of text complexity?
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One of our resident math experts, Angela Ruark, writes all about questioning and its role in the math classroom. She argues that questioning is not a trend (it's been around since Socrates, at least), but an integral part of the learning process. #math #edchat #teacher #criticalthinking
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We created a summer reading challenge for #teachers to grow professionally. Here are 13 book recommendations #ELA #teaching #edchat
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Don't miss our latest infographic called "7 Hooks to Make Math Memorable." You'll learn how to catch students' attention with these "hooks" as you introduce new concepts to your math class. Once your students are “hooked” by these classroom-tested strategies, you can “reel” them in and “land the catch” by making the opener a point of reference.
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Mentoring Minds is an educational publisher focused on providing educators the resources they need for educating tomorrow's youth. 

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Be the leading partner in education,serving and empowering learners to discover within themselves how to positively impact the global community.

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Motivation Math, Motivation Reading, Motivation Science, Motivation Writing, Classroom Strategies & Response to Intervention, Classroom Management, Critical Thinking, Math Essentials, Vocabulary Adventure, Vocabulary Adventure Card Sets, Vocabulary Adventure Wheels, STAAR material, Common Core material

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Teacher Choice Awards 2009, Teacher Choice Awards 2010, Teacher Choice Awards 2011, Texas Small Business Person(s) of the year 2011, Christian School Product: Top Product 2011

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