Adjusting your curriculum to address Common Core standards is not easy. According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, the Common Core standards are substantially different from previous state standards, not only in curriculum but in the cognitive skills they demand. Common Core focuses on higher order skills, like “understanding and analyzing written material,” rather than “memorization and performing procedures.” To help with these higher order skills, take a look at five ways Imagine Learning can bring the Common Core into your classroom curriculum.
Want to know what we did over our summer vacation? We perfected Imagine Learning Version 11—our latest release with updated Common Core curriculum, including explicit grammar instruction. Also featuring streaming technology and Hmong language support, Imagine Learning Version 11 is designed to reach more students than ever before.
Check out these classroom-friendly ideas on how to teach some of the more fun, lesser-celebrated poetry forms, including free verse, cinquain, and tankas.
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February is a great time to celebrate important events: Presidents’ Day, Valentine’s Day, even Groundhog Day. But did you know it’s also dedicated to celebrating the achievements of black Americans? Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is a special time set aside each year to recognize the central role African Americans have played in US history. From academic research to professional sports to scientific inventions, black Americans have helped shape this country by achieving many great milestones. So how can Black History Month energize your lesson plans during February? Read on to find out about some of the incredible accomplishments of black Americans—and how you can turn those into exciting learning opportunities! Read more »