Welcome to Unit 7! This unit is all about communities, culture, and civilizations. This is the main hub for all my resources, tips, tricks, project ideas, and freebies for this exciting unit! But first, here are all the ways you can connect with me: * My Facebook group has tons
There are of course positives and negatives that come with the sort of access we all have in the 21st century. We have to teach our students to tell the difference between good information and bad information. They need to learn how to pick out the important details as they read about the subject they’re researching, without getting bogged down with less-than-necessary details. Students also have to be able to think critically about what they discover, presenting it to others in an organized manner.
After a few years of using close readings with my students, I’ve finally gotten to what I believe to be the optimal way to use this teaching strategy. I’m excited to share what’s worked for me and my students!
Teach students to use their own data. This is one of the best ways to teach your students how to take ownership of their learning goals.
I recently polled teachers in my Benchmark Advance Planning, Organization, and Tips Facebook group to learn about how they are assessing students during distance learning. I asked teachers specifically about how they are assessing for Benchmark and if they were using the Benchmark Advance assessments. I found that some teachers are not giving the assessments at all, some are assigning them just to monitor progress (not record actual grades), and others are using them for true formative assessment.
Welcome to Unit 5! This is the main hub for all my resources, tips, tricks, project ideas, and freebies for this exciting unit! But first, here are all the ways you can connect with me: * My Facebook group has tons of resources organized under “Units”, so be sure to start there
If you’re here because your district adopted the Benchmark Advance curriculum and you’re feeling overwhelmed, you’re going to want to read this. And you may want to join this Benchmark Facebook group for planning, organization, and tips! Adopting new curriculum is always tough. As teachers, we tend to know what