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Focus Walls

Focus Walls are a display to use in your classroom to show the skills you are currently focusing on. They are to be used as tools in your classroom. This blog post shares how to set them up and get started using them in your classroom.

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"The Common Core: 12 Discussion Starters for Secondary Teachers" -- Excellent post that links to additional common core articles & resources

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From Primary Education Oasis - Tier 2 vocabulary in CCSS (shades of meaning and text complexity). Pinned from

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Context Clues Packet Using Tier Vocabulary

Grab your detective hats and start the Clue-Searching fun! Research tells us that teaching vocabulary word by word doesn't cut it anymore. In addition, state

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The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools. This ASCD Edge blogger shares an 8-step plan to teaching Tier 2 academic vocabulary in any classroom.

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Middle Grades Language Arts Word Wall {Common Core Tier III Words}

This packet contains 110 vocabulary word cards that will serve as a valuable resource for your students and an attractive addition to your classroom. This packet also contains word wall headers and blank cards for personal additions to your classroom. There is everything you need to get started! The Common Core places a large emphasis on vocabulary acquisition of words.Each of the cards is drawn from the middle grade band (6-8).

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