This slide show was used as part of an early step toward preparing middle school educators for the Common Core.
The opening slides can be easily skipped. I wanted to convey to my colleagues that through heavy focus on writing and reading (and less on specific content) we could help our students become better thinkers, readers, and writers.
You're more than welcome to email me with questions, though I do not purport to be any kind of expert.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
You're also welcome to follow my babbling and raving at http://readingteacherct.blogspot.com/
Ralph Lagana, 2013