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Why Knowledge Building Is Crucial to Literacy

To understand a text, students need to be able to draw upon stores of background knowledge. This post explores how knowledge impacts literacy and why educators should look for knowledge-rich literacy programs.
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What Are Pre-assessments, and What Can They Tell You?

Wondering if you can still use your pre-assessment data in late fall? Kate Gasaway explains why pre-assessment data is useful even once the school year is well underway.

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4 Best Practices for Supporting Spanish-Speaking English Learners

Nearly eight percent of all public-school Grades K–8 students speak Spanish at home. Learn four strategies for utilizing the unique assets these students bring to the classroom.

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Two Mississippi Teachers Use Strong Relationships to Support Student Success

At Leakesville Jr. High School in Greene County, MS, a pair of Grade 6 teachers have built strong relationships with students to help each learner achieve successful outcomes. These teachers have created learning environments in which students are comfortable, encouraged to ask questions, and take ownership of their learning.
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How Scaffolding Instruction Leads to More Student Learning in Math

Scaffolding instruction can help educators use math lesson time efficiently and leads to better student outcomes. Kate Gasaway shares her experience, the research, and why more questions equal more learning.

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Grants and Funding Hub

Curriculum Associates' grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.