Power Proofreading, Expert Editing

What does it take to proficiently write an essay for your state’s assessment test? In the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), the grade 4 writing section is scored on these areas: focus and coherence, organization, development of ideas, voice, and conventions. Have your students mastered these skills? Revising and editing are key components […]

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The ELA Common Core Standards

Academic standards have been around for years. For at least a decade, states and local agencies offered their version of standards to ensure equitable, high quality education for all. Teachers spent countless hours studying dozens of standards and planning standards-based curriculum. Yet, critics charged that the system of well, unsystematic state standards was not unified; […]

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