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  • . Justifying/arguinga. Justify opinions and positions or per-suade others by making connections be-tween ideas and articulating relevant textual evidence or background knowledge
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  • Good teachers understand that for students, the mere act of receiving the feedback that they do not know something begins the process of "learning by trying to learn." This reveals the true nature of formative assessment.
  • What is the best way for teachers to keep assessment in perspective with all of their other duties?
  • For example a simple exit slip done every day, will reveal the likely misunderstandings and misconceptions that have the may block student progress.

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  • Reading is mercilessly cumulative.
  • By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades.”
  • When schools fail to address gaps in knowledge and language, the deficits widen—a phenomenon that cognitive scientist Keith Stanovich calls the “Matthew Effect,” after a passage in the Gospel of Matthew: “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

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