When you apply for college, you will have to write a statement of purpose. This is an essay that will showcase your writing abilities as well as who you are. The admissions committee will use this essay to determine the … Continue reading
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Download free podcast by Marisa Adams on Informative Writing Good informative writing often begins by asking questions. “Why” questions often prompt some of the most interesting informative writing. You may wonder why relatives at a family reunion disagree so strongly … Continue reading
Download free podcast by Marisa Adams on Explanatory Writing A typical prompt you might see for an explanatory writing assignment might be to explain an old saying, such as “No news is good news.” Explaining an old saying can be … Continue reading
Transition to the Common Core
Change. The word strikes fear into some educators, while others view it as a welcome breath of fresh air. Teachers are sometimes accused of resisting change, and while that may be true to a certain extent for some, I believe that much of that anxiety results from a fear of the unknown. While it’s true that change takes time and patience, it is important to note that the change we are currently involved in – making the transition to the Common Core – still finds parallels between previous state standards and the new standards.
As a 6th grade teacher in New Jersey, there are definite similarities between the former New Jersey State Standards and the Common Core. Along with those similarities, there are also some differences – especially with respect to the organization of the standards and the level of specificity. Let’s take a closer look at the areas of Reading, Writing, and Language at the sixth grade level… Continue reading