The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

April 10, 2015
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Should Homeschoolers Care about Common Core?

Say the words, “Common Core State Standards,” and be prepared to have people choosing sides. The Common Core State Standards have been in the news and sparking controversy for quite a while. As a teacher, I have seen many educational … Continue reading

February 17, 2015
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Common Core Reading and Writing – Ways to Support Students and a Free Sampler of Common Core Lessons!

Research shows that reading and writing are interconnected and interdependent, and that a child’s literacy development is dependent upon the integration of both. The Common Core State Standards further emphasize vocabulary knowledge, close reading, and text-based writing as ways to … Continue reading

September 3, 2014
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What Every Parent Should Know About Common Core State Standards

If you live in one of the 43 states that have adopted Common Core State Standards, you have probably heard about the new standards and may have questions or opinions about them. As a parent of a kindergartner and a … Continue reading