Teaching Channel Presents: Common Core From Pre K To 12th Grade. -- Really liked the menu strategy for teaching students how to write meaningful, sensory prose. Also, enjoyed the comic strip approach for reading comprehension; not sure if I think ELA upper elementary/lower middle school students could pair the structure of the comic strip with the structure of the writing... but maybe, with the right scaffolding!
Education Week Teacher: Featured Teaching Channel Videos Middle school teacher Suney Park demonstrates how she backtracks to build students' content knowledge before teaching new information on area and perimeter. Her lesson, designed to meet the common standards, aims to get students to apply knowledge of area and perimeter to solve real-world problemshttp://www.edweek.org/tm/section/teaching-channel/index.html?cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS3