Open Educational Resources from SERP

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY

Internal Coherence Assessment and Protocol

The Internal Coherence work is anchored in an assessment process that generates a profile of a school’s capacity to engage in deliberate improvements in instructional practice and student learning across classrooms.

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SCHOOL CULTURE

Focus 5

Focus 5 is a set of classroom-ready deep breathing exercises designed to minimize distraction and develop a greater focus for learning.

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The 5x8 Card

The 5x8 Card is an observation tool designed to focus school principals on “Student Vital Actions” associated with the Common Core’s Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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MATH

AlgebraByExample

AlgebraByExample is a set of Algebra 1 assignments that incorporate worked examples and prompt students to analyze and explain.

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Poster Problems

Poster Problems consist of 12 two-day lessons taught in six instructional phases to support diagnostic teaching in mathematics. Lessons are centered around engaging problem contexts that highlight critical mathematics concepts targeted by the Common Core State Standards.

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Tools for Sense-making

Tools for Sense-making was developed to shift the culture of mathematics classrooms away from answer-getting and toward sense-making. These tools help teachers guide their students through solving word problems.

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LITERACY

WordGen Weekly

WordGen Weekly (the “original” Word Generation program) is a supplementary curricular resource that offers a series of discussable dilemmas designed to promote academic language and other academic practices prioritized in the 21st century learning standards. The program is unique in its cross-disciplinary design, giving teachers of ELA, science, social studies, and math the chance to collaborate on the shared goal of helping students use academic language to articulate their thinking. Each series (or individual units) can be used school-wide in grades 6-8.

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WordGen Elementary

Word Generation for grades 4 and 5 is comprised of 12 two-week units. It expands students’ background knowledge and academic vocabulary, while emphasizing 21st century learning practices such as argumentation, analytic reasoning, reading to find evidence, oral discussion, and writing.

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Reading Inventory and Scholastic Evaluation (RISE)

The RISE is a 45- to 60-minute web-based assessment appropriate for diagnosing the reading skills of students in grades 5 through 10. The RISE was developed to help identify students who struggle with basic reading skills and provide detailed information to teachers about the nature of their struggles.

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Strategic Adolescent Reading Intervention (STARI)

STARI is a literature-focused, Tier II intervention for students in grades 6-9 who are reading 2-4 years below grade level. Using research-based practices and highly engaging texts, STARI addresses gaps in fluency, decoding, reading stamina, and reading comprehension, aiming to move struggling students to higher levels of proficiency at the end of one year. STARI actively engages students in discussions of cognitively challenging content aligned to the Common Core and other 21st century standards.

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SCIENCE LITERACY

Reading to Learn in Science

Reading to Learn in Science provides a series of classroom strategies to help students and teachers address the challenges of comprehending science texts.

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SciGen

Inspired by the original Word Generation program, Science Generation (SciGen) goes in-depth on science topics commonly taught to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. These curricular materials provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about basic questions in science.

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SOCIAL STUDIES LITERACY

SoGen

Inspired by the original Word Generation program, Social Studies Generation (SoGen) is comprised of three six-week sequences around topics commonly included in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade social studies content standards. These curricular materials provide opportunities to read, write, discuss, and build arguments about central concepts in social studies.

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