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10 Ways to Research with the New York Times

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A list of 10 suggestions for how students can access different parts of the New York Times for research projects.

6+1 Trait® Rubrics (aka Scoring Guides)

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Standards: Writing
The core of the 6+1 Trait® assessment model is the rubric. This site provides 5-Point and 6-Point sets for K-2 and 3-12. Both sets are field tested, research-based, and teacher friendly.

Activity-Based Implementation and Evaluation Plan Summary (Used as SETT Scaffold for Implementation and Evaluation Planning)

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This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

CAST Learning Tools

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These tools developed by CAST include a UDL Curriculum Self-Check, UDL Lesson Builder, and Strategy Tutor.

Focus on Fractions Answer Key

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Printable answer key for the Focus on Fractions online quizzes for grades 4, 5, and 6. 

Help Struggling Students Develop Writing Skills

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Standards: Writing
The writing process involves three major phases—prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Although struggling students have difficulty across the phases, initially generating ideas for writing and then...

Helping Students Integrate Math and Science, Interacting with Peers

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Standards: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically • Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision • Model with Mathematics
Mathematics helps us to understand science and to design, conduct, and analyze the results of scientific experiments. Science requires us to collect data, interpret it for significant patterns, and...

Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

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Standards: Model with Mathematics
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand...

PD Playlist: Informational Reading

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Standards: Informational Text
Being able to comprehend and utilize the content from expository texts is a core element of ELA standards.  Find a range of evidence-based practices with suggested technology tools.

PD Playlist: Math Language

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Standards: Math
Success in math depends on understanding the specific way language is used in math.  Help your teachers use technology-enhanced strategies to address student challenges.

PD Playlist: Understanding Math Concepts

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Standards: Math
Success in math depends on understanding the specific way language is used in math.  Help your teachers use technology-enhanced strategies to address student challenges.

PD Playlist: Vocabulary

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Recognizing and expanding vocabulary is crucial to improve students’ reading comprehension, writing, and listening, and speaking.  Learn ways to combine evidence-based practices with supportive...

PD Playlist: Writing

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Standards: Writing
The writing process spans prewriting, drafting, and reviewing.  Find ways to use a range of technology tools with best practices to support writing.

PowerUp What Works Revising and Editing Checklist

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Standards: Writing
This is a checklist for editing and revising from the Lesson in Action, 'Reviewing Writing: Edit and Revise.'

SETT SCAFFOLD FOR GATHERING DATA–ANNOTATED Collaboratively Gather and Analyze Information from a Variety of Sources

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This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

SETT Scaffold for Consideration of AT Needs

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This SETT tool helps teachers and other learning partners to answer questions and make AT decisions based on data and relevant factors.

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

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This is a series of 7-8 60-minute lesson plans relevant for grades 6-8. This includes objectives, step-by-step directions, and accompanying materials.

Self-Assessment Checklist

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This Scholastic resource is for teachers who want to evaluate their own practices. Use their printable checklists as a starting point for self-assessment and self-improvement.

Self-Questioning: Types of Questions Chart and Strategies List

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This chart and bulleted list is pulled from the PowerUp What Works Lesson in Action for Self-Questioning.

Teacher Playlist: Helping Students Understand Math Problems Using Precise Math Language

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Standards: Make Sense of Problems • Attend to Precision
For many students, mathematics word problems are just a jumble of words and numbers. A problem-solving process can help students make sense of problems. They can do this by reading the problem more...

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