This year, LiteracyTA is focused on building additional support materials for K-5 students and teachers. Lauren Garrison and Katie Krumenacker, two exceptional elementary school teachers at Adobe Bluffs Elementary School in the Poway District, collaborated with LiteracyTA to produce vertically aligned reading and writing processes from Kindergarten to the twelfth grade.

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It has been a while since we have announced the release of new skills and activities on TA (Teacher Assistant), our online teacher resource. We apologize for not announcing these new materials earlier. I think part of the fun of having a membership to TA is all the new stuff that is created. If you look hard enough, you might find something new every time you visit literacyta.com. 

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This month, LiteracyTA is releasing interactive graphic organizers called Cut N' Folds. These are engaging organizers that students can use to keep track of essential ideas in a text.

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How Tough Are Your Texts

By on January 6, 2014

LiteracyTA has made it easy for educators to measure text complexity through four characteristics: vocabulary, text structure, your students' knowledge of a subject, and the overall length of a text. Essentially, these four areas is what reading Lexile takes into account when assigning a level of difficulty to a text.

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This month, we added a new resource to our Common Core Tools section.

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