What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and e...
Arguing that the primary purpose of testing is to inform teaching and improve learning, discusses the principles of effective classroom assessment, offers a framework of different approaches, and provides new evaluation and communication methods.
Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process.
"Built with trusted authorship and aligned to the National Geography Standards, the NCSS and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History and Social Studies. -- Focus on critical concepts through Big Ideas, Essential Questions, and Enduring Understandings. -- Maximize comprehension with integrated reading strategies, vocabulary support, Visual Literacy activities, and Guiding Questions. -- Bring the world to your classroom with engaging features, time lines, projects, infographics, and much more." -- publisher
Chapter Tests and Lesson Quizzes - Printed booklet of Chapter Tests and Lesson Quizzes include all the editable tests available in McGraw-Hill eAssessment online. Use the printed format to preview online test questions or print for paper and pencil tests. Chapter tests include traditional and document-based question tests.