When students write about rhetorical or literary devices like irony, repetition, analogies, allusions, and various other figures, they should provide analysis that is thoughtful and sophisticated. The IDEA method and related templates will help students generate the kinds of intellectual work we want to see.

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Literacy Standards In Action

We've mapped our literacy lessons and reading, speaking, and writing skills to state standards, Common Core, and NGSS. The standards are "the what" to teach. Our lessons are "the how" to meet the expectations defined by the standards. Click on the links below to view our quick reference table that maps standards to literacy lessons.

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