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Coding in Your Elementary ELA Classroom

We recently had the pleasure of conducting a workshop at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference in Raleigh, NC. Following the release of our latest app, CodeSnaps, we demonstrated how to incorporate coding and robotics into K-5 ELA instruction. Reading teachers from across North Carolina attended the workshop and brought [...]

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Daring to Diagram

We called her the Diagram Queen. She was a small woman, probably no taller than five feet, but her students looked upon her as a giant. Each day, she would greet us with a smile and utter these simple instructions: “Students, take out a sheet of paper. Before we start [...]

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Using Jefferson to Model Argument Writing

I don’t need to make the case that providing students with models of good writing can be a powerful tool for improving their work. That’s why I want to feature in this Buried Treasures post the Argument Writing section from inContext, our massive network of terms, definitions, and activities that [...]

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Application Exercises Provide Deep Dive Learning in U.S. History

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana For many years history teachers have recited this famous, if somewhat over overused, quotation to reinforce the critical role of the discipline. But how are students to develop an actual skill set? Can you practice using [...]

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Building Scientific Literacy: A Farm-to-Table PBL

Students must learn to read, evaluate, discuss, and write about real-world science issues. Some educators feel that practice is the best way to become a proficient reader, thinker, and communicator. While building knowledge from textbooks is important, teachers today are less likely to use class time in this manner. Instead, [...]

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Social Studies Buried Treasure: Printable Blank Maps!

The English language arts team is having so much fun with Buried Treasures, I've decided to unearth one of the lesser-known but fantastic features of the Interactive Atlas: the printable Map Library. First, a bit of background. In developing the Interactive Atlas, we looked at how social studies teachers—particularly in the middle [...]

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2017 Curriculum Pathways Teacher Institute

***UPDATE*** **** DEADLINE EXTENDED to March 26th, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST. Apply today! We've heard that your February has flown by as fast as ours, so we have extended the deadline. Let us know if you have questions by using the comment feature below or sending us email at curriculumpathways@sas.com. [...]

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Documenting Sources with a Research Tool

For English language arts, any discussion of Buried Treasures would be incomplete without a mention of the research wizard from the Writing Navigator series. The four products in this series guide students through the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, and publishing). But students who wish to support their ideas with quotations [...]

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Constructing Interpretive Sentences from Models

In this Buried Treasures post, I want to spotlight a powerful little writing exercise you may not have discovered. It’s a sentence-modeling activity that appears in all nine titles of the English Poetry Series, but you can apply it to any writing task that requires text analysis. In the series, [...]

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Canvas Users – Access SAS Curriculum Pathways Resources Quickly and Easily!

If you're a Canvas customer who’d like to use our over 1700 tools and lessons, you can start by simply adding SAS Curriculum Pathways as an app. Creating Assignments using SAS Curriculum Pathways  resources Once the app is set up, teachers can get started creating new assignments with SAS Curriculum Pathways [...]

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