- Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say, I Say
- Conley’s College Knowledge
- Schmoker’s Focus
- Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel’s Make It Stick
- Marzano’s Building Academic Vocabulary
Here are some further resources:
- Academic vocabulary posts  and 
- Latin Word Chunk post with link to starter kit
- Anchor chart posts  and 
- Math anchor charts from Chris Painter‘s classroom
- Schmoker’s Write More, Grade Less
- “Never Grade Everything Again” post
- “3 Mistakes You’re Making When Giving Feedback on Student Writing” post
Re: Content Retention
Re: Sidebar Conversations
- Social Studies Teachers: Germany Fellowship via Transatlantic Outreach Program. (Email me if you’re going to apply, and I’ll share my application and some tips for getting in.)
- Classroom Libraries: Here’s a post about how I organize my books both physically in the class and via the online book check-out system.
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