Posts about Lesson Planning

Learn about our curriculum, take a deep dive into some of its features, and much more.

Planning for Math Remediation: Just-in-Case or Just-in-Time?

by Sarah Britton and Jami Therrien Wells

July 29, 2020

You have options for how you approach review of the foundational skills that students may have missed last year. Take a look at how the tools provided within our math curriculum can help you help students make connections at critical moments.

Are We Forgetting About Fluency?

by Anne Lyneis

July 29, 2020

Foundational reading skills aren't just for early elementary grades. Reading fluency is a critical skill for upper elementary and middle school students, and directly impacts their capacity for reading comprehension. Explore fluency protocols that can help your students sharpen these skills year-round.

Finding and Teaching the Complexity in Read-Aloud Texts

by Anne Lyneis

July 22, 2020

Avoid a classroom (or computer screen) full of blank stares with this guide to unpacking the complexity of read aloud texts and providing supports and scaffolds to help students build understanding.

Teaching Complex Texts During a Complex Year

by Anne Lyneis

July 22, 2020

With students out of school for months, you may worry that complex grade-level texts will be out of their reach, but with the right preparation and supports instruction is both possible and much richer.

What Makes a Good Math Problem?

by Kate Gasaway

June 24, 2020

While flawed problems have unique weaknesses, we have some theories on four unifying characteristics of good math problems: clarity, diagnosticity, tractability, and joy.

Take a deep dive into these facets with before and after examples of each essential attribute.