Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.
Here are this week’s picks:
Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis appeared in Moving Writers. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More.
Core Knowledge has released their elementary school History and Geography curriculum, and it is free to download and use. I doubt if most educators would want to use it all “as is,” but it certainly has some resources from which to pick-and-choose. You can read more about it at Education Week.
Multiple-choice Testing: Are the Best Practices for Assessment Also Good for Learning? is from The Learning Scientists. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises.
Why I (Re)Write? #NationalDayofWriting is from Used Books in Class. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Getting Student Writers To “Buy-Into” Revision – Help Me Find More.
Fighting Extinction: Researching and Designing Solutions to Protect Endangered Species is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).
After Charlottesville: Public Memory and the Contested Meaning of Monuments is a lesson plan from Facing History. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teaching About Confederate Monuments.