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A guide from author Kelly Boswell to help you keep the teaching of writing streamlined, simple, and purposeful while also helping student writers rediscover their voice, their enthusiasm, and their confidence––for use with in person or distance learning.

1.4MB
Authors: Kelly Boswell
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary, Parent
Last Updated: 12/01/2020
Topics: Conferring, Writing, Remote Learning
Associated Resources: Every Kid a Writer

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How to support vocabulary development during remote learning with Tanya S. Wright.

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Authors: Tanya S. Wright
Grades: Elementary
Last Updated: 10/14/2020
Topics: Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Remote Learning
Associated Resources: A Teacher’s Guide to Vocabulary Development Across the Day

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This crosswalk document shows you where to find help in Amplify and Read the World (includes 4 free lessons). The lessons and teaching suggestions address setting students up for success, teaching literacy, using technology to communicate productively, and engaging students with inquiry.

Document |1.3 mb
Authors: Katie Muhtaris, Kristin Ziemke
Grades: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/30/2020
Topics: Language Arts, Reading, Remote Learning, Technology, Writing
Associated Resources: Amplify, Read the World

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Remote learning lesson on social justice through storytelling and poetry

Document |1.1MB
Authors: Carla España, Luz Yadira Herrera
Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/29/2020
Topics: Bilingual, Language Arts, Reading, Remote Learning, Writing
Associated Resources: En Comunidad

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Students are facing a heightened level of uncertainty in their lives right now. This pandemic is impacting many in significant ways. This resource focuses on promoting a sense of agency for students through positive relationships with teachers—whether remote or in-person.

Document |6.4MB
Authors: Gianna Cassetta, Margaret Wilson
Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/28/2020
Topics: Classroom Management, Remote Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: The Caring Teacher

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Lesson for remote learning

3MB
Authors: Sunday Cummins
Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/18/2020
Topics: Language Arts, Reading, Remote Learning, Writing
Associated Resources: Nurturing Informed Thinking

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Lesson for remote learning

Document |4.2MB
Authors: Sunday Cummins
Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/18/2020
Topics: Remote Learning, Reading, Writing, Language Arts
Associated Resources: Nurturing Informed Thinking

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Lesson for remote learning

Document |2.4MB
Authors: Sunday Cummins
Grades: Elementary, Middle School
Last Updated: 09/18/2020
Topics: Remote Learning, Language Arts, Reading, Writing
Associated Resources: Nurturing Informed Thinking

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Classroom management lesson for remote learning

Document |1.3MB
Authors: Nancy Steineke
Grades: Middle School, High School
Last Updated: 09/08/2020
Topics: Classroom Management, Language Arts, Remote Learning
Associated Resources: Classroom Management

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Whether teaching in person or remote, positive relationships with your students are essential. In this article, Jaleel Howard, Tanya Milner-McCall, and Tyrone Howard discuss challenging students and provide questions for self-assessing your connections with students.

Document |370KB
Authors: Jaleel R. Howard, Tyrone C. Howard, Tanya Milner-McCall
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Parent
Last Updated: 08/20/2020
Topics: Classroom Management, Remote Learning, Teaching Profession
Associated Resources: No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships

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