I am looking for some guidance and/or resources to help implement both Narrative and Expository this upcoming school year.  I do not have the Essential Guide, just the Comprehensive for both genres.  The Scope and Sequence online leans towards Narrative and I need to cover both more equally as I teach 4th grade in Texas.  Thanks!

Question - teachers spend a ton of time these days gathering and analyzing data.  What's your feeling - does data drive and improve instruction?  What do you see as the positives and negatives in regard to this?

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