Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

## 3 Read Strategy

This activity shows how reading a mathematics problem three times, with a different focus question each time, can help students make sense of a problem.

## 3D Figures/Isometric Dot Paper

Draw three-dimensional figures on two-dimensional isometric dot paper. Try holding the cubes in different orientations so you can see the possibilities in both the three-dimensional "real world" and the two-dimensional representations on paper.

## Adapting and Modifying Sources

This activity demonstrates the range of ways that a primary source can be adapted and modified for students at different grade levels and reading levels.

## American Passages Archive

Access more than 3000 items including visual art, audio files, primary source materials and additional texts supporting and enriching the understanding of American Literature.

## Analyzing a Lesson

Examine how elements of teaching for understanding are incorporated in a lesson. Enter your examples of how the element is used in the lesson, and then compare your answers to other teachers’ answers.

## Analyzing a Project Description

Read the project description for students creating a children’s storybook. Analyze the text based on five elements (describe task, achieve authenticity, establish criteria, clarify strategies, communicate rubric).

## Analyzing a Writing Mini-Lesson

Observe a veteran teacher and her fourth-graders in a mini-lesson on adding detail to narrative writing. Consider the purpose and effectiveness of each part of the lesson and compare your observations with those of another teacher.

## Analyzing Artifacts

Analyze historical artifacts by applying the same methods historians use to evaluate everyday items - from dishes, to clothing, to weapons - and consider what that data can tell you about the past.

## Annotating Text

In this activity, annotate an excerpt from Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave and then provide a written response about the passage.

## Apply Guidelines to Classrooms

Read descriptions of two different classrooms. Identify which of the guidelines for creating a positive writing environment are best represented in each example and compare your answers to samples answers provided.

## Approaches in Practice: Treating Psychological Disorders

Explore the contemporary approaches used to understand, treat and prevent psychological disorders. Learn about these approaches and then put each into practice with a patient.

## Arbiter

Determine your standards (logic, creativity, structure, etc.) when assessing student writing. Evaluate three essays using an analytic or holistic rubric and see how your standards compare with your peers.

## Arrays and Fractions

What opportunities for learning are offered by having students work on a problem using both arrays and fractions? Decide whether or not using an array is the best way to solve a problem.

## Artifacts & Fiction Pair Finder

Pair artifacts with appropriate literary texts, and find tips for using them together in the classroom by selecting movements and disciplines with this handy tool.

## Assess a Peer Conference

Watch a video of two student peer conferences and compare your evaluation of those conferences to another teacher's.

## Assessing Comprehension

Read a fable and listen as two students retell the story in their own words. Assess their comprehension using the Retelling Guide provided.

## Assessing Student Letters

Assess two drafts of students’ letters using criteria presented as a four-point-scale rubric.

## Balancing Sources

Review primary sources that examine historical events. Choose several sources that represent different perspectives of the era and create a narrative that represents a balanced view.

## Bridging World History Archive

View more than 1500 items, including photos, documents, maps, and other items, ready for your research and classroom use. Browse by unit title, region, and/or time period.

## Build a Bridge Between Disciplines

Build a bridge between two disciplines by identifying a connecting concept, or idea that has value in both disciplines. Complete the structure by adding instructional activities that build students' understanding of the concept, within and across disciplines.