(PRWEB) May 29, 2014 -- School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video segment showing an 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson on analyzing primary and secondary sources to increase student mastery and increase educator effectiveness. The new Common Core video is available to all educators as part of the weekly publication, “Strategy of the Week.”
“The Common Core State Standards were designed to propel students to master the 21st century skills essential for them to be successful in college and careers after they graduate from high school,” said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “Resources like this 8th grade Common Core ELA lesson show the progressive nature of the Standards and the way they push students to a deeper level of learning and help students to master the skills they need to succeed after they graduate.”
In this Common Core video segment, educators will see how an 8th grade history teacher aligned Common Core Literacy Standards RH.6-8 1, 2 and 6 to a lesson about analyzing primary and secondary evidence in the story of Pocahontas. The lesson will include students:
• Identifying aspects of the text that reveal the author’s purpose
• Working together, students determining the central ideas of a primary source
• Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary sources
• Citing specific textual evidence to support analysis of secondary sources
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