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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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March 30, 2017 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...

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March 15, 2017 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...

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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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November 12, 2016

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Jeff Hersh

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3 Reasons Why We Still Need to Teach To Kill a Mockingbird

In 2015, Harper Lee released only her second novel, Go Set A Watchman, a follow up to her classic To Kill A Mockingbird. The novel, written in the 1950’s, was most likely not ever intended to be published, but there it is, and the critical response has been scathing.

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October 31, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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New Literature Set: Bud, Not Buddy

There are now over 50 multiple choice and extended response questions available for Christopher Paul Curtis's Bud, Not Buddy.  The questions in this new literature set range in difficulty and style and would complement NYS 6th Grade ELA Module. Students will be exposed to basic fact-based...

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