Year: 2014

Your Syllabus: An Introduction to Common Core Informational Text

My (Your) syllabus: What a perfect way to teach students about informational text. No need to create any special lesson plans, or rubrics, or assessments. The ¬†syllabus that has already created, can be the text in the lesson plan. It can be an exemplar text. Students will be held to the expectations that are contained in the syllabus. They should be able to read and comprehend what it contains… It is filled with grading policies and percentage breakdowns that specifically outlined in this document. How I handle plagiarism, cheating, cellphones, hall passes, absences, homework ect. are all detailed in...

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Common Core Short Stories: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Common Core Short Stories: Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe  Word Count 2139 TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses, not destroyed, not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How then am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily, how calmly, I can tell you the whole story. It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my...

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