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.

Why use thematic text sets?

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge discusses the benefits of utilizing thematic text sets in the classroom.

Compiling Rigorous Thematic Text Sets: Books About Immigration

Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge compiles a set of thematically related texts for classroom instruction.

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