With the introduction of common core, there is an increased emphasis on curriculum. This emphasis allows educators the opportunity to reflect on their teaching units and ask themselves: What is the expected outcome of this lesson and why is it important my students learn this content? Deconstructing means you are taking those common core standards or state standards and developing teachable units and lesson plans. Through this process, you will also be adding the essential questions and vocabulary that is necessary for students to have prior background knowledge. This process of deconstructing your standards takes time! Big Universe has helped you by providing resources and lesson plans already aligned to local and national standards.
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Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 8
Here’s a great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have “forgotten” or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of the instructional sequence. Every topic—from primary level phonics to the specialized terminology of essay tests—is developed “from the ground up.” Includes answer key, 144-pages.