As one of its key initiatives, the WIDA Consortium developed the Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME) as a tool to assist educators in making informed decisions about selecting instructional materials for language-education programs. This well-respected protocol for review evaluates solutions for their instructional merit in alignment with the WIDA PRIME V2™ inventory.
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Edmentum is proud to partner with educators across the state of North Carolina in support of a unified goal to ensure that all students are reading at or above grade level by the end of 3rd grade. Under this approval, students may take the Exact Path adaptive diagnostic assessment in place of the mCLASS®:Reading 3D™ assessment. Accountability recommendations outline that a student must earn a Lexile® level of 725 or higher to demonstrate proficiency within End-of-Grade 3 achievement expectations.
Even if you are already familiar with the Daily 5 and best practices for implementation, adding on online learning solution like Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress to your framework will only empower your students with more tools for success on their journey to reading proficiency. Take a look at how Reading Eggs pairs perfectly with the different tasks of the Daily 5.
As a former 3rd grade and kindergarten teacher myself, I quickly saw the error of my ways whenever I didn’t effectively teach and uphold my expectations for classroom management. And, at the end of some particularly exhausting days, I carefully strategized and calculated my next moves to elicit real change. It’s in that reflection that I quickly discovered even my fiercest rulebreakers would sit still and listen carefully to a good read-aloud. So, read aloud we did! I’ve since searched far and wide for my favorite books to teach rules, expectations, and build a strong classroom community, and here is a list of my top 10 picks!
You simply can’t ignore it anymore; it’s that time again—students (and teachers) are heading back to school! While it may not feel like fall outside, the ads for fall clothes and school supplies are everywhere, reminding all of us that summer break is coming to a close. As you busy yourselves unpacking classroom boxes and assembling lesson plans, take some time to make sure that your digital tools are also ready for the soon-to-come influx of students.
Summer is almost over, and back-to-school preparation is right around the bend! While you’re working on planning for this upcoming school year, it’s important to think about specific ways that you can support the English language learners (ELLs) you’ll have in your class. We’ve compiled six top tips to help your students start off the new year on the right foot.