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Distance Learning and the Homeschool Connection

Distance Learning and the Homeschool Connection

Have you figured out what to work on with your child at home?

My name is Melanie LiCausi, and I am a mom of three, a classroom teacher, and trying out home-schooling for the very first time!

Having the unique experience of being on both sides of online learning has given me the chance to notice a few things.
Read on to see the simplest way to communicate your standards to students and parents in 4 easy steps!

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Inclusion – The Goal of Proficiency Scales

What's the most important reason to use proficiency scales? One word. INCLUSION. The goal of proficiency scales is not to be one more complicated thing on your to-do list, but to accommodate your students at ALL LEVELS at the same time. Four Levels of Differentiation...

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Differentiate Eighth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Eighth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head. This video will walk you through one way to get your students understanding a scale. In this eighth grade equations and expressions standard, students must know and apply the properties of integer exponents to generate equivalent numerical expressions.

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Differentiate Seventh Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Seventh Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

In this seventh grade standard for ratios and proportions, students are expected to compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions including lengths and areas with different measurements.

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Differentiate Sixth Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Sixth Grade Ratios with Proficiency Scales

Proficiency Scales are all about helping students show growth in small steps instead of being overwhelmed by a year-end goal that seems way over their head. This video will walk you through one way to get your students understanding a scale. In this sixth grade standard, students are going to be asked to show that they understand the concept of a ratio and ratio language to describe ratios, which are relationships between two quantities.

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Differentiate Fifth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

Differentiate Fifth Grade Equations with Proficiency Scales

n this fifth grade standard for operations and Algebraic thinking, fifth grade students are asked to use parentheses, brackets and braces in numerical expressions and be able to evaluate the expressions with symbols, which means being able to tell what it equals. They have to know the order of operations.

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