Using mini-assessments to break free of the norm
Standards co-author Susan Pimentel explains how the elements of a high-quality ELA program contribute to student learning. She pinpoints where many current programs are missing the mark.
Designing book baskets to boost motivation, enthusiasm and engagement
The benefits of topic-based independent reading on student motivation
Learn how educators can use Pinterest to identify and collect high-quality instructional resources
A kindergarten teacher explains how she adapted some of the Everyday Math Daily Routines to challenge her students more.
An experienced educator introduces different support methods to allow struggling students to engage with grade-level materials.
Public Prep Charter Schools created a new curriculum based on their teachers’ recommendations. Can you?
Identifying excellence in instructional materials
Learn how to plan effective argument writing instruction
Learn how to determine a student’s current reading fluency level and pinpoint problems impeding students from becoming fluent readers
A Kindergarten teacher dives into Everyday Math and finds ways to make minor Routines into Major Work of the Grade practice
Compare the features of popular text set sources
Four classroom strategies that can help build fluent readers
Focusing on building a student-centered classroom through the integration of apps in the math classroom
Literacy experts David Liben and David Paige explain the characteristics of reading fluency
Standards co-author Jason Zimba explains how word problems can build understanding of addition and subtraction.
A long-time middle school teacher and writing expert explains how to design strong writing instruction
Focusing on building a student-centered classroom through digital applications
Discover why text sets work and how to use them to build student knowledge
Standards co-author Jason Zimba unpacks the rectangle area formula and highlights problems with the way textbooks sometimes introduce the formula to students.
A veteran Journeys user shares recommendations to improve basal lessons and better support teachers and students.
Strategies to scaffold instruction of Standards-aligned, complex texts
Guidance Documents to Support the Alignment of GO Math! to the CCSSM
Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math
A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning
A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments
How the Louisiana DOE is developing PD and looking for connections to help all districts maximize the impact of standards-aligned materials
Where to look for additional ELL resources to support Common Core-aligned lessons
A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems
Where to Find High-Quality Curricular Materials for ELLs in the Public Domain
How to determine whether instructional materials support ELL's needs
An ELL expert explains what the Common Core means for teachers of English language learners
First grade teacher, Adrienne Williams, describes the strengths and challenges of Core Knowledge Language Arts.
What do teachers need to know to make decisions about adapting math materials?
A New York math specialist explains how he’s enhanced his school’s curriculum with tasks from Illustrative Mathematics.
How building specific mathematical knowledge in teachers can strengthen classroom instruction
An administrator’s guide to promoting teacher innovation
How administrators can help teachers sort through the clutter in today’s math textbooks
CCSS author Jason Zimba shares how he uses flashcards with his daughters.
A reading interventionist explains the strategies she uses to help struggling readers benefit from complex texts.
A high school English teacher shares 10 ways classroom teachers can influence curriculum
If you’re not satisfied with your current basal reading program, here are five things you can do to improve it.
If you’re not satisfied with the quality and CCSS-alignment of your existing math materials, here are five tips to improve them.
The K-12 OER Collaborative plans to create a year-long open educational resources curriculum.
Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems
New case studies share a look at the process of adapting math and ELA materials
A team of 4th grade educators adapted a Pearson Reading Street lesson to better serve their students and enhance CCSS alignment
Building tier 2 vocabulary is critical to comprehending texts across content areas, yet it often receives insufficient attention in existing curriculum options. What can teachers do to fill the gap?
The Coherence Map can help you uncover gaps in understanding and find resources to supplement your instructional materials.
What to look for in instructional materials that align to the SMPs
Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews
Learn how the Collaborative is planning on creating and vetting materials.
The K-12 OER Collaborative is working to create Common Core-aligned resources
Developing a process for teachers to adapt instructional materials in mathematics
A panel of experts pinpointed the biggest problems with today’s ELA/literacy materials
Keep up-to-date with the latest media coverage of instructional materials
A panel of experts met to pinpoint the biggest problems with today’s math textbooks: here’s what they found
The challenging, yet rewarding process of adapting instructional materials
Common Core-aligned resources for popular read-alouds, basal stories, and anthology selections
Washington's work to identify OER and put them to use in classrooms
What are OER? Where can you find them? How should you use them?
An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials