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December 27, 2016 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...

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December 8, 2016 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...

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November 12, 2016 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...

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October 31, 2016 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...

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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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October 18, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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New Literary Comparison Question Set: Hamlet, My Last Duchess, A Room of One's Own

Castle Learning's ELA Content Curriculum Team has created a unique set of comparison questions. This literary bundle includes questions for Shakespeare's Hamlet, Browning's My Last Duchess, and Woolf's A Room of One's Own. The team has written questions on each individual work, as well as questions...

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October 12, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Now Available: June 2016 ELA Regents (CCSS and Original)

The New York State June 2016 Regents English Assessments are now available! There are two versions of the exam.

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September 29, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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Additional Questions added to Reading Passages (Levels H and I)

Additional questions have been added to reading passages located at levels H and I in the Castle Learning Database. The new questions add depth and rigor to the reading sets. Constructed response, graphic organizer, select all that apply, and multi-option questions have all been added. 

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August 31, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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New Literature Set: Animal Farm

There are now over 50 multiple choice and extended response questions available for George Orwell's Animal Farm.  The questions in this new literature set range in difficulty and style. Students will be exposed to basic fact-based questions, vocabulary, literary terms, structure, theme, and much...

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June 6, 2016

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Meghan Ricketts

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North Carolina English III and IV Sample Assessments Now Available

The ELA Content Team has created English III and English IV sample assessments using Castle Learning's reading sets and materials. The samplers are very similar to the North Carolina End of Course Assessments in English. The samplers will familiarize students with types of reading passages and...

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