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Award Winning Nonfiction Books

The National Council of Teachers of English through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children shares an annual award for nonfiction writing. For those looking for quality informational text in the elementary grades, this is … Continue reading

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6th Grade Teachers Train on Shift 1 and the BAP

On Election Day, 6th grade middle school teachers gathered to learn more about Shift 1—building a coherent body of knowledge—and the Basal Alignment Project. The 6th grade BAP code for Edmodo is 4k33tz. If you are unfamiliar with Edmodo, you … Continue reading

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District Personnel Train on Shift 1

Instructional coaches from throughout the district gathered to review the importance of building a coherent body of knowledge. Attendees watched the following review of the MetaMetrics study measuring what children read from high school to college to career (here). This … Continue reading

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Materials used in Shift 1 Presentation September 12, 2012

A number of Washoe educators gathered to explore Shift 1—the importance of building general content knowledge.  The discussions focused on a presentation by Robert Pondiscio, Vice President of Core Knowledge (Part I & Part II), and a review of a … Continue reading

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K-5 Text Genre Map

Denise Alterio, Judy Carr and Lynn Miler, working for the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, has created the following genre map (here). The map describes the elements of Shift 1—a balance of informational and literary text.

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