Brand new activities target core skills

The latest 14.3 release is jam-packed with powerful new content in three activity suites. The new activities teach core concepts about syllables and contractions, increase depth of knowledge, and develop critical reasoning skills.Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 9.46.24 AM

The Points and Reasons Suite helps students develop critical reasoning skills and prepare for testing.

  • Points and Reasons uses peer modeling in a real-world situation to teach students how to identify, create, and support a claim.
  • Light it Up allows students to practice reasoning skills as they select the best point to support a claim.
  • Prove the Point asks students to read a passage, identify the main point, and think about the quality of suggested reasons to select the best point to support the claim.

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5 ways to fit Common Core into your curriculum

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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.

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