Okay. Not that kind of screen time. New research tells us that tweens and teens spend an average of 6 hours a day looking at screens1. That is the average. Some kids (and adults if we are honest) are spending much more time looking at phones and computer monitors. So what do we mean when we say, "Students need more screen time"?

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LiteracyTA's LTA Toolkit offers useful resources for teaching argument in K-12 classrooms. Free and Pro accounts give access to planning guides, classroom ready presentation slides, language starters, rubrics, and peer evaluation tools to help teach students how to craft well reasoned arguments.

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I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years and have taught low socio-economic populations and students from affluent neighborhoods. When it comes to state tests, I have worked in failing schools and top performing, award winning schools.

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LiteracyTA makes it easy for students to engage in structured debates. Let's have some fun and get students ready for argumentation with LiteracyTA's Debate a Side activity. From clear directions and diagrams to language supports and assessment tools, LiteracyTA has what you need to successfully run debates in your classroom! 

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The new science standards bring together skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that target ways of learning in science. The goal of these standards is to improve student achievement in science and deepen students’ knowledge of how science and engineering works in the world.

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