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Secondary Back to School Resources

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Lesson Plans

The secondary level lesson plans from ReadWriteThink focus on back-to-school and creating classroom community with interactive student materials, web resources, and ELA standards for classroom teachers.


Common Core Standards

High-Quality Professional Development on Your Desktop
School leaders, coaches, and teachers will learn strategies for gearing up for the demands of the CCSS. Join us this fall for these live Web seminars.

These On Demand Web seminars focus on skills and teaching practices that are essential to successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Virtual Conference recordings also available for Grades 9-12.

Grades 9-12 BookSupporting Students in a Time of Core Standards: Grades 9-12
This book reinforces a focus on student learning by demonstrating ways of addressing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in grades 9-12 while also adhering to NCTE principles of effective teaching.




360 Degrees of Text
Through Eileen Murphy Buckley’s 360-degree approach to teaching critical literacy, students investigate texts through a full spectrum of learning modalities, harnessing the excitement of performance, imitation, creative writing, and argument/debate activities to become more powerful thinkers, readers, and writers.  


Beyond Standardized Truth
Scott Filkins brings us into his and colleagues' classrooms to demonstrate how high school teachers across the disciplines can engage in inquiry-based reading assessment to support student learning. Principles in Practice imprint



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