Tag Archives: BAP

Instructional Move 3: You, Y’all, We

This is more food for thought than anything else. We have all become familiar with the approach “I, We, You.” That is, the teacher introduces a new concept and demonstrates how to do it—the I. Next, children work together on … Continue reading

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Updated ‘Planning for the Core’ Templates

If you are planning for the next academic school year with an eye on the instructional shifts and attention to the Basal Alignment Project, Read Aloud Project, and the close read exemplars, the documents below will help. Each is a … Continue reading

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Blue Friday, A Focus on Writing

Implementation Specialists, site coaches, and personnel from district departments gathered to review content that will be shared with elementary schools on February 5th. The focus for the 5th is on writing with professional learning around Dr. Louisa Moats, the writing … 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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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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Core Shifts Blast 12: Writing to Sources

The Core Shifts Blast is back with strategies, ideas, notes, and materials to match instruction to Shift 5—Writing to Sources. If you missed the writing training last month, you will find an overview of the sessions as well as links … Continue reading

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The Rise of Open Educational Resources

The Hechinger Report posted the following piece (here) on Open Educational Resources. They highlight national efforts including a number of items matched to the Common Core State Standards. Of note is this: In Wiley’s home state, 30 teachers and 6000 … Continue reading

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