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Catching Fire: Models of Student Work Can Spark a Chain Reaction of Deeper Learning

In this post featured on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog, Wilhelmina Peragine discusses how one exemplar EL student project inspired the creation of high quality work in two other EL schools.

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Critique Lesson
The Role of the Teacher in a Critique Lesson

Five key pieces of advice for teachers when facilitating a critique lesson.

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Learning Targets
Getting Started with Learning Targets

Excerpt from Leaders of Their Own Learning focusing on using learning targets in daily lessons.

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Learning Targets
The Who, What, and Why of Learning Targets

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to learning targets.

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Checking For Understanding
The Who, What, and Why of Checking for Understanding

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to checking for understanding.

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Using Learning Targets
Using Learning Targets

This excerpt from Leaders of Their Own Learning goes into greater detail about how to use learning targets over the long term, not just in daily lessons.

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Master Standards While Writing for an Authentic Audience

Authentic Products Aligned to Common Core Writing Standards

A list intended to inspire options for products that reach an audience beyond the classroom and teacher.

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From Advertisements to Websites - Format Ideas

Examples of Product Formats

An incomplete list of format ideas - let it spark your creativity!

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Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback - Chapter 4 of Leaders of Their Own Learning

Guidance for teachers for using exemplary student work and critique protocols to create a vision of excellence for students.

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