How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes.

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 3: Teaching Vocabulary In Layers

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words over several days in part 3 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Beyond “Did you know…”: Teaching Geo-Literacy Using the Vanishing Cultures Book Series

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, discusses the importance of geo-literacy education in today’s classroom and shares ideas on how to use Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series to support geo-literacy learning.

Michelle Obama & Su Dongpo: A Character Analysis with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, uses Bloom’s Taxonomy to illustrate the range and progression of questions teachers can ask students for Common Core standard 3, character study.

Compare and Contrast Common Core Lesson Plan for Fifth Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares comparison ideas within one book for fifth grade. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

How To Compare And Contrast With The Common Core In First Grade

Literacy expert, Jill Eisenberg, shares a comparison of two books of the similar central ideas and subjects for first grade. She has created sample questions to teach towards and check mastery of each of the three common core standards categories.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards Horizontally: Informational Text

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 3: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 2: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

Unpacking the Common Core Standards, Part 1: Thinking Horizontally

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge unpacks one of the new Common Core standards horizontally.

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