Friday, May 20, 2011

3rd Grade Spelling Lists

One list is for parents; one is for students' writing notebooks. If you can't see all 28 lists from the embedded items, click:

List for Parents


List for Students' Writing Notebooks

3rd Grade Spelling List for 2011-2012

3rd Grade Spelling Words

Thursday, May 19, 2011

4th Grade Spelling Lists

The first list is for the parents; the second list is for the students' writing notebooks.

If all 28 lists are not visible from the embedded items, click:

List for Parents
List for Students' Writing Notebooks

4th Grade Spelling List for 2011-2012

4th Grade Spelling Words

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Personal Spelling Dictionary

Personal Spelling Dictionary

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Do You Differentiate?



Get More Bang for Your Buck When You Differentiate
Lesson/Unit Planning Template

I attended a phenomenal differentiated instruction workshop last week presented by Laureen Reynolds, and she said, "Sitting in a different place in the room and working with a smaller group of students don't mean your differentiating instruction."

You can differentiate in small groups, but small groups in and of themselves do not mean you're differentiating for students readiness levels.

The template below is meant to serve as a guide as you plan differentiated units - and to remind you that assessment drives instruction. This template is modified from an idea I picked up at Laureen's workshop. If she's ever presenting near you, attending the session will be worth your time.

Link to Laureen Reynold's Presenting Information


Differentiated Assessment

Welcome Letter for 2011-2012 Students

Welcome Letter

Common Core Standards: Math Checklists





Stop by my TPT store to download the common-core checklists. Each file includes one checklist (grade level/content specific), a planning template, and a quick-check form.





Simple. Effective. Time-Saving.

The common core checklists help you plan and stay on track to ensure you've taught all objectives that might show up on the end-of-the-year assessment. 

Even though you've taught them, how do you know students have learned them? The quick-check forms help you keep track of deficits in learning. This makes it easier to differentiate instruction which increases achievement.

_______________________________________________________

The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hereby grant a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, publish, distribute, and display the Common Core State Standards for purposes that support the Common Core State Standards Initiative. These uses may involve the Common Core State Standards as a whole or selected excerpts or portions.

Attribution; Copyright Notice:

NGA Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary shall be made.

Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.



__________________________________________________________

The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hereby grant a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, publish, distribute, and display the Common Core State Standards for purposes that support the Common Core State Standards Initiative. These uses may involve the Common Core State Standards as a whole or selected excerpts or portions.Attribution; Copyright Notice:NGA Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary shall be made.Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

Common Core Standards: English/Language Arts (ELA) Checklists for K-12

Stop by my TPT store to download the common-core checklists. Each file includes one checklist (grade level/content specific), a planning template, and a quick-check form.





Simple. Effective. Time-Saving.

The common core checklists help you plan and stay on track to ensure you've taught all objectives that might show up on the end-of-the-year assessment. 

Even though you've taught them, how do you know students have learned them? The quick-check forms help you keep track of deficits in learning. This makes it easier to differentiate instruction which increases achievement.

__________________________________________________________

The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hereby grant a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, publish, distribute, and display the Common Core State Standards for purposes that support the Common Core State Standards Initiative. These uses may involve the Common Core State Standards as a whole or selected excerpts or portions.

Attribution; Copyright Notice:

NGA Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary shall be made.

Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.




__________________________________________________________

The NGA Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hereby grant a limited, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to copy, publish, distribute, and display the Common Core State Standards for purposes that support the Common Core State Standards Initiative. These uses may involve the Common Core State Standards as a whole or selected excerpts or portions.Attribution; Copyright Notice:NGA Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged as the sole owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards, and no claims to the contrary shall be made.Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: © Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.