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The Student Portfolio: A New Showcase for Student Work

Sample list, Student Portfolio If you've been an Imagine Learning educational partner for any length of time, you probably already know how to access offline resources at myimaginelearning.com (aka, the teacher's portal). However, you may not have discovered another wonderful tool within the portal: the new Student Portfolio. Educators gained access to this handy resource in February 2016. If you haven't yet tried it, don't worry--we'll guide you through it here. By learning how to use the Student Portfolio, just think how prepared you'll be for a new year of Imagine Learning this Fall!
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Content Spotlight: Finding Evidence

As we've mentioned in previous blog posts, our Fall 2015 content update introduced a variety of new language and literacy activities for children. We'll discuss two more of them below. Today's content spotlight focuses on the Finding Evidence activity suite, which introduces new literacy skills that cover even more state standards. These activities teach upper-grade elementary students what evidence is and and how to find appropriate evidence to support the author's claim. The Finding Evidence suite consists of two separate activities, What's Your Evidence and Evidence Needed. Here's how each activity works:
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5 ways to fit Common Core into your curriculum

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