When taught and implemented effectively, such as in this 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson, the Common Core State Standards can increase student engagement and mastery...
Salt Lake City (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video segment showing an 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson plan that increases student engagement and mastery through a lesson on the Revolutionary War. The new video segment is available to all educators as part of the weekly publication, “Strategy of the Week.” Similar Common Core lesson plans and implementation materials are available to educators through School Improvement Network’s Common Core 360.
“When taught and implemented effectively, such as in this 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson, the Common Core State Standards can increase student engagement and mastery while helping students cultivate the skills they need to be successful in college and a career,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network.
In this new video, educators will see an 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson plan that aligns to ELA Standards SL.8.1 and RH.6-8.2 through activities where students:
- Work in groups to determine the central ideas of a secondary source
- Provide an accurate summary of the source
- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly
- Use Skittles to pay their taxes and experience the frustrations of taxation without representation
Common Core 360 walks educators through every step of Common Core implementation, with standard-specific video instruction, downloadable lesson plans, crosswalking tools, a learning progressions guide, a roadmap to the standards, and more.
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