Reading to Learn

Strategies to build a love of learning through content-rich nonfiction
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Determining Reading Fluency

Learn how to determine a student’s current reading fluency level and pinpoint problems impeding students from becoming fluent readers
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Building Reading Fluency

Four classroom strategies that can help build fluent readers
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What is Reading Fluency?

Literacy experts David Liben and David Paige explain the characteristics of reading fluency
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Introduction to Argument Writing

A long-time middle school teacher and writing expert explains how to design strong writing instruction
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How to Adapt GO Math!

Guidance Documents to Support the Alignment of GO Math! to the CCSSM
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Choosing Alignment over Familiarity

How a district made the decision to select a new textbook provider instead of a long-used vendor
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Putting the Math Practices into Practice

A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning
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Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems
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Creating a Coherent Math Curriculum

The Coherence Map can help you uncover gaps in understanding and find resources to supplement your instructional materials.
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Publishing Review Results

Why Louisiana chose to share all its curricular reviews online and where you can see the findings
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Lament of a Review Team Member

Conducting a review was harder than expected, but it illuminated how critical this information is for publishers
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Using What You Have

An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials
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When to Use the IMET

When is the right time to use the IMET? Whether you’re purchasing, supplementing, designing, or simply building capacity, the IMET can help.

Why Not Just Crosswalk?

Reviewing instructional materials for CCSS alignment means looking for evidence of the Standards and the Shifts
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Building the Right Review Team

Today’s review teams will function differently than review teams of the past, requiring new skills and experience
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What My District Gained From Collaboration

Even when districts approach materials review processes from different perspectives – and with different objectives – collaboration provides important benefits
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Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool (IMET)

Designed by some of the lead writers of the Common Core, the IMET is a free tool that states and districts are using to evaluate the alignment of instructional materials to the Common Core
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Why We Chose this Work

One district leader explains how joining the Instructional Materials Task Force offered an opportunity for collaboration, professional development and deeper clarity on the Standards