Category Archives: Basal Alignment Project

BAP Essential Understanding–Planning Tool

Kristen Campbell, the K-12 Professional Learning Facilitator with the Northwest RPDP, and Cathy Schmidt, the Striving Readers Elementary Training Coordinator, have synthesized key information from the BAP into a nice planning tool. They pulled the Big Ideas, Key Understandings, and … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Writing Lessons

This blog, along with the district, have been on quasi-hiatus during the winter break. We’re back to work and we’ll be focusing on writing and Core Action 2, from the Instructional Practice Guides, over the next couple of months. To … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial for the Basal Alignment Project

Teresa Hammond and Amanda Flora, from the West Virginia Department of Education, have produced a video describing how teachers can access the Basal Alignment Project resources. Additionally, the video outlines the different elements of a BAP including the front matter, … Continue reading

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Access to Common Core Edmodo Groups

Access to 11 popular Edmodo groups can be gained by using the links and codes in a document linked here. The groups include the social studies units and social studies close reading examples; SAP’s Basal Alignment Project and Anthology Alignment … Continue reading

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2013-2014 Professional Development ‘Sessions’

Washoe’s elementary teachers worked through a number of Common Core sessions as part of the district’s professional development launch. The sessions, all of which can be accessed on Edmodo (group link here) include content to connect to CCSS in the … Continue reading

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Ughh. We have a “Bug”

Many of you have been trying unsuccessfully to join the Edmodo group that houses the August 8th Professional Development sessions. This, as Edmodo has let us know, is because of a “bug” on their end which makes it impossible for … Continue reading

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K-2 Creating Aligned Materials Opportunity!

If you participate in the Basal Alignment Project Edmodo group, you may have seen the following post by Meredith Liben of Student Achievement Partners. If you did not, it is worth reading the announcement below. The Read-aloud Alignment Project (RAP) … Continue reading

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