Core Practices in Action

Rich Richardson's eighth-grade students at the Expeditionary Learning Middle School in Syracuse, New York, use an interactive word wall to demonstrate their conceptual understanding of words in context. A word wall in the classroom is a powerful instructional tool to strengthen content vocabulary or concepts. A word wall can be an organized collection of words (and sometimes phrases) displayed on a wall or other space in the classroom. In this example, however, the "wall" moves to the floor to allow students to easily connect to one other's ideas and show their collective understanding. It allows both the students and the teacher to see how their knowledge has grown or perhaps where gaps may still exist.

In this video, students and teachers are engaged with a protocol/engagement strategy from EL's grades 3-8 ELA curriculum.

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Core Practices in Action

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Core Practices in Action is a collection of videos filmed in some of the most inspiring classrooms across the United States. The videos accompany EL Education's growing library of publications, including its ELA curriculum. Click the links below to navigate…


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Core Practices in Action is a collection of videos filmed in some of the most inspiring classrooms across the United States. The videos accompany EL Education's growing library of publications, including its ELA curriculum. Click the links below to navigate the videos by practice area and check back often to see our growing library!

Student-Engaged Assessment
Core Practices in Action: Student-Engaged Assessment
Common Core Literacy
Core Practices in Action: Common Core Literacy
Deeper Instruction
Core Practices in Action: Deeper Instruction
Curriculum
Core Practices in Action: Curriculum
Management in the Active Classroom
Core Practices in Action: Management in the Active Classroom

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