The Dangers of Assuming and Not Truly Knowing

I never learn. Before I left on Thanksgiving break, I had my students mark an argument. I wanted them to underline claims in the text and bracket evidence. From what I could see, my students nailed it! They were all engaged. They were all drawing underlines and placing brackets around textual material. I was so happy and ready for break. 

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Data-Driven Instruction Can Be Easy

This school year, get more scientific about your teaching instruction and see your students grow like never before.

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FREE EL Seminar July 19th! Don't Miss It!

We are hosting a FREE LTA U Colloquium (seminar) this summer at at San Diego State University. The one day event is open to all EL teachers grades 6-12, administrators, and postsecondary educators.

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Test Ready: Deepening Students' Comprehension

When students sit down to take tests this spring, there are two decisions that can help them raise their scores from last year: build prior knowledge and read with purpose. During the exam, students should use the texts and the questions to gain knowledge about the topic and how to read the passage.

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Announcing Test Ready from LiteracyTA

This eCoach is our official Test Ready kickoff for the 2015-2016 school year and will focus on LiteracyTA's “I can!” heart. LiteracyTA wants students and teachers to know that doing well in school and in life requires an “I can” mindset. Too often we allow “I can’t” to interfere in our lives: we make excuses, shy away from challenges, or give up too soon.

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