Newsela - Have students read and write across the curriculum using the resources on this cool site. Once you join, you can set up your class rosters to track your students’ progress……free of charge!
Khan Academy - This is a great resource for students who need extra support. You will need to set a teacher account. You can set it up using your Chatt Hills Google account.
Read Works - Use this site to find high quality articles for your instructions! Sign up to gain access to the articles and receive newsletters.
Fine Arts Standards:
Project Zero Artful Thinking Routines
Real School Gardens
Important Dates & Announcements
Test Prep & Review Strategies for Grades 6-8 – Here you will find ways to ease students’ anxiety and build their confidence about test taking.
Below are articles from Scholastic that are full of ideas on how to reduce anxiety and make scholars at ease about testing. Use what best suits the needs of your scholars!
Do you need ideas on how to build a classroom of readers? Click here!
Click on the 3 links below for free resources for teaching about St. Patrick’s Day:
6 Ways to Teach Black History All Year Round - This article provides ways to keep Black History alive throughout the school year.
Three Key Questions on Measuring Learning - This article looks at different ways to assess and ways of using assessment data.
Road Tested/3 Steps for Think Alouds - This articles provides 3 easy steps to make think alouds more purposeful for scholars.
Confronting Inequity/Unconscious Bias Hurts - "Racial slights can take a mental toll on students of color."
Circling Up for Community Building - This article provides ideas for community building in the classroom before conflicts arise.
In Schools, Teacher Quality Matters Most - What is the single most influence on students' success? Read this article to learn of the findings from multiple studies on this topic.
Did You Know?
Did you know…….
The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Newman, Sanford, et all. “American’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy”; Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, 2000.