Most-Read Articles of 2017

2017 has been a year of insightful, practical, and thought-provoking posts on everything from questioning the purpose of assessment to designing content-focused stations for your classroom. We’ve checked the year’s stats and collected a list of the 25 most-visited posts.

In this list, you’ll find posts authored by a diverse collection of writers: classroom teachers, district leaders, and subject matter experts. This blending of voices and perspectives is what we need in order to create thoughtful change and improve student outcomes. Take a moment to check the list, see if your favorites made the top-picks, and discover new posts you may have missed.

  1. Limiting “Teacher Talk,” Increasing Student Work!– Tori Filler
  2. Strategies to Support Learners Who Are Below Grade Level – Bryan Drost
  3. Instead of…Try This – Andrea Raines
  4. Designing Shifts-Aligned Interventions in the Math Classroom – Astrid Fossum
  5. Planning for Argument Writing – Joey Hawkins
  6. Using Flashcards in Math – Jason Zimba
  7. Including Tier 2 Vocabulary Instruction in Curricular Materials – Student Achievement Partners
  8. Looking At and Learning From Student Work, Part Two: Now What? – Joey Hawkins
  9. Building Reading Fluency – David Liben and David D. Paige
  10. Top 5 Questions about ELA Scaffolding in Elementary School — Adrienne Williams
  11. Reading to Learn – Carey Swanson
  12. The Essential Elements of an ELA Curriculum – Sue Pimentel
  13. Supporting All Learners with Complex Texts – Carey Swanson
  14. How to Adapt GO Math! – Kevin Larkin
  15. Designing Classroom Libraries that Build Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Engagement – Carey Swanson
  16. Unfinished Learning in Math: How Do You Address it? – Jeff Crayton
  17. Looking at, and Learning from, Student Writing – Joey Hawkins
  18. A Third Grade Teacher’s Perspective on Eureka Math — Jessica Doughty
  19. 3 Steps to Engage Students in Research Writing — Hattie Maguire
  20. Getting to Know Mini-Assessments — Astrid Fossum, Laura Hansen
  21. Determining Reading Fluency – David Liben and David D. Paige
  22. What Do They Actually Know? — Rob Woodworth
  23. Blended Learning: The Station Rotation Model – Susan Hitt
  24. Designing Effective Homework – Claire Rivero
  25. Lessons Learned after Teaching without a Textbook – Bob Janes

Thank you and congratulations to all our authors this year.

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About the Author: Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teachers and school leaders implement high-quality, college- and career-ready standards. We believe that challenging academic standards are the foundation for improved student outcomes, but that standards alone are not enough. Students will only make dramatic gains in achievement if instructional materials, assessments, and classroom practices are true to the expectations of high-quality, college- and career-ready standards.