Daily Archives: April 29, 2016


Five Ways To Supercharge PARCC Scores

In light of the forthcoming PARCC test, thousands of districts are scrambling to prepare their students for an assessment that they are not yet prepared to take. What follows is a list of five strategies that promise to heighten students’ readiness by honing in on PARCC-specific skills, increasing their familiarity with PARCC-like learning tasks, bolstering […]


How To Teach Argument Writing

If you don’t teach argument writing, you’re not teaching to the Common Core. Plain and simple. A battery of new standards demand that we teach argument writing and rhetorical analysis to students – and the old genres alone aren’t cutting it. Common Core aside, every teacher should teach argument writing and rhetorical analysis simply because […]