The Joy of Teaching – An Evan-Moor Blog

Sharing creative ideas and lessons to help children learn

February 17, 2015
by Evan-Moor

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

February 14, 2014
by Evan-Moor

Simple and Effective Vocabulary Lessons

Vocabulary is an essential focus of current standards, with emphasis placed on teaching vocabulary through meaningful engagement, not memorization. We know this is ideal, but how do we give students meaningful experiences with words? Our veteran teachers on staff have … Continue reading