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!
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