Snapshot: 5 Ways to Help Your Students Succeed on the PARCC and SBAC ELA Assessments

Our PARCC and SBAC Guide Snapshot offers 5 top tips to help you prepare your students for the kind of work they will need to do on their assessments. Brought to you by Routledge Eye on Education.

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This school year (2014-15) is the first year of full implementation of the new PARCC and SBAC English language arts assessments (and the states not participating in one of those consortia will have their own, similar tests). To get students ready teachers can of course give practice tests. However, there are also some things that teachers can do throughout the year to give students the necessary skills to succeed.

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Featured Books

  • Focus on Text

    Tackling the Common Core Reading Standards, Grades 4-8, 1st Edition

    By Amy Benjamin

    As schools shift to the Common Core, many English language arts teachers are left with questions about how their classrooms should look. Is fiction out? Can I still do strategy instruction? Does close reading mean deliberating on each word? Finally, there’s a resource with all of these answers and…

    Paperback – 2014-06-25

  • Close Reading in Elementary School

    Bringing Readers and Texts Together, 1st Edition

    By Diana Sisson, Betsy Sisson

    The Common Core State Standards encourage teachers to use close reading as a means to help students access complex text. Many literacy experts believe close reading has the power to create strong, independent readers. But what does that really mean, and how does it work in the classroom?This book…

    Paperback – 2014-05-05

  • Vocabulary Strategies That Work

    Do This—Not That!, 1st Edition

    By Lori G. Wilfong

    Update your vocabulary practices to meet the Common Core and improve students' word knowledge! This new, clearly-structured guide shows you how. It's packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary.  Topics include... Selecting meaningful words for…

    Paperback – 2012-10-29

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