This year, I have struggled to find good ways to check in with my students in order to learn what they know and still don't understand. The idea of constantly checking for understanding is really important because this year I am teaching a newcomer ESL class.

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I have been thinking a lot lately about scaffolds and how they are used in classrooms to support students as they develop academic reading, speaking, and writing skills. I have talked with thousands of educators over the years, read dozens of books, and taught for more than a decade in public schools.

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Our Skill Library offers over 60 skills to help students read, speak, and write about a wide range of texts. We have many options to help students improve their academic literacy skills. Sometimes classroom teachers need a little help getting started with the skills in our Library.

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This week, LiteracyTA has analyzed College and Career Anchor standard R9. The purpose of analyzing the Common Core literacy standards is to distill them down to a workable list of skills that classroom teachers can teach.

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This week, LiteracyTA has analyzed College and Career Anchor standard R8. The purpose of analyzing the Common Core literacy standards is to distill them down to a workable list of skills that classroom teachers can teach.

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