Posts about Lesson Planning

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Posts about Lesson Planning


Giving Clear Directions

April 21, 2021   Ross Trudeau

Whether you are teaching in-person or online, the clarity of your directions can have a major impact on how well your students engage and succeed. Check out our video primer on ensuring your directions are as clear as possible. 

Improving Accessibility for All Students: Remote Learning Tips and Tricks

September 23, 2020   

While remote learning presents many challenges, we’ve identified a few adjustments that will allow you to keep focusing on rigorous, grade-level content and rely on many of your favorite support strategies  while you teach remotely.

Are We Forgetting About Fluency?

July 29, 2020   Anne Lyneis

Foundational reading skills aren't just for early elementary grades. Reading fluency is a critical skill for upper elementary and middle school students, and directly impacts their capacity for reading comprehension. Explore fluency protocols that can help your students sharpen these skills year-round.

Finding and Teaching the Complexity in Read-Aloud Texts

July 22, 2020   Anne Lyneis

Avoid a classroom (or computer screen) full of blank stares with this guide to unpacking the complexity of read aloud texts and providing supports and scaffolds to help students build understanding.

Teaching Complex Texts During a Complex Year

July 22, 2020   Anne Lyneis

With students out of school for months, you may worry that complex grade-level texts will be out of their reach, but with the right preparation and supports instruction is both possible and much richer.