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ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the premise that every child in America deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides. We pursue our vision of educational equality in America by helping schools boost student learning with great teaching that is grounded in standards, informed by data, and built on the successful practices of educators around the country.

Shifting to text-based planning brings exciting results

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Shifting to text-based planning brings exciting results

Jeff Odell

The Common Core standards clearly advocate placing texts front and center in planning and instruction. For many schools, transitioning to this approach in ELA has required a significant shift. 

Watch as leaders and teachers from Garfield Elementary School in Revere, Massachusetts share their experience making this shift. Their enthusiasm is palpable.

Ready to try this approach in your classroom? Here are resources to begin text based planning, and here is a quick refresher on focus questions.

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