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Common core
Posted on December 4, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
December Holidays

Teachers can use teachable moments and harness December holiday interests to prepare lessons.  This will enable students to relate the holidays to Common Core expectations. Click inside to see resources on how to integrate the holidays into your planning...

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Common core
Posted on October 31, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Common Core State Standards Initiative
Common Core isn't just a hot topic; it's become a way of life for teachers and administrators.  Because schools across the country are working to understand and implement the Common Core Standards, new ideas and information seem to arrive daily.  Check out three new resources.

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Common core
Posted on October 25, 2013 by Rebecca Hagerman
Horace Mann's Pinterest page

Ghastly ghouls and jolted jack-o-lanterns!  Halloween is a great time to make creepy class treats and try gory science experiments.  Pinterest is a great place to look for ideas and inspiration.

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Common core
Posted on August 28, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Narrowing the search for Common Core video resources
I'm always searching for the latest and greatest Common Core resources.  But as many teachers know, searching for Common Core resources on the internet reveals over 8.5 million results.  I've put together the better free sites to help narrow that search. The resources I've listed are teacher-related and valuable, so feel free to use and bookmark away!

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Language arts
Posted on July 22, 2013 by Alan Haskvitz
Learn about guided reading
If you're looking to learn more about or expand on your guided reading lessons in your classroom, check out the resources I've found!  They include the four block method, questioning skills, time allocation, strategies for motivating young readers, and much, much more! 

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