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May 16, 2017 Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available- NYS January 2017 English Regents Exam

The New York State January 2017 English Regents Exam is now available! Castle Learning has added...

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May 8, 2017 Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: North Carolina End of Course/Grade Sample Assessments

End of Course/Grade sample assessments have just been released for grades 6,7 & 8 and English...

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April 21, 2017 Laura Hill

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New Literature Set: The Kite Runner

There are now over 130 questions for Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner.  These questions address...

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April 3, 2017 Meghan Ricketts

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Reading Passages Created Specifically for the English Language Learner

Our ESL/ELL Content Team has recently begun a new venture! We are currently in the process of...

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May 16, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available- NYS January 2017 English Regents Exam

The New York State January 2017 English Regents Exam is now available! Castle Learning has added hints, reasons, and sample answers to ALL of the questions. The sample answers give students a look at full length, complete essay answers. 

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May 8, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: North Carolina End of Course/Grade Sample Assessments

End of Course/Grade sample assessments have just been released for grades 6,7 & 8 and English I,II,III & IV. The sample assessments contain several different reading passages exposing students to a variety of genres. Students will encounter non-fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction,...

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April 21, 2017

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Laura Hill

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New Literature Set: The Kite Runner

There are now over 130 questions for Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner.  These questions address a range of Common Core Learning Standards for grades 11 and 12.  Throughout their study of the novel, students will answer questions related to a basic understanding of characters, setting, events,...

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April 3, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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Reading Passages Created Specifically for the English Language Learner

Our ESL/ELL Content Team has recently begun a new venture! We are currently in the process of creating reading passages specifically geared towards the English Language Learner. The first batch has just been released! While there are currently only four passages available, we were excited to get...

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March 30, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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Gear up for Spring Assessments with Our Source Writing Bundles

Did you know Castle Learning has almost 30 source writing bundles for you to use with your students? They span a wide range of topics and grade levels, providing students with content that peaks their interests and prepares them with the skills they'll need to tackle these types of questions on...

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March 15, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: 2017 NYS 3-5 Grade Sample Assessments

The English Content Team has created NYS Samplers for grades 3-5. The sample exams reflect the changes indicated by New York State, and assess what students know and can do relative to the grade-level Common Core Learning Standards for English. The three "sample books" follow the recommended...

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March 9, 2017

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Scott Fischer

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Now Available: Famous Composers Reading Passages

The Music Content Database now includes 10 reading passages. Each passage focuses on a different famous composer. Find passages written for:

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March 9, 2017

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Meghan Ricketts

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2017 NYS ELA 6-8 Grade Sample Assessments

The English Content Team has created NYS Samplers for grades 6-8. The sample exams reflect the changes indicated by New York State, and assess what students know and can do relative to the grade-level Common Core Learning Standards for English. The three "sample books" follow the recommended...

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December 27, 2016

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Jeff Hersh

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Top 5 Holiday Break Reading Assignments

Do you assign homework during breaks? Here are the top five books that would be great to assign during Winter break.

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December 8, 2016

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Jeff Hersh

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5 Tips For Teaching Shakespeare

As we've now well settled into another school year, one guarantee is the great Bard’s (William Shakespeare’s) timeless works will be taught.  

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