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Teacher Resources

As we kickoff the new school year, our focus is on staying sharp.  Much like a cactus continues to grow tall and bloom in a desert, we as professionals must constantly acquire new tools, resources, and ideas to grow.  When was the last time you got excited about a new idea or strategy?  We want you to constantly look for resources and ideas on how to best serve your students.  Staying sharp means having a willingness to change and grow despite the odds.  Be like a cactus and look for creative ways you can grow yourself!                                                                                                                              
New Teacher Tools, Resources, and Ideas For You!


In need of a solid text source for a lesson?  Look no further!

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Description of Resource

CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12.   Our resources are: Flexible; Research-Based; Aligned to the Common Core State Standards; Created by teachers, for teachers.

A data base of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level. Use Newsela to differentiate nonfiction reading.

The largest, highest-quality library of nonfiction and literary articles, carefully curated to support reading comprehension

Empower teachers. Enhance learning. Engage students. A turn-key library of interactive lessons that enrich K-12 instruction.



A news site brought to you by the Smithsonian that provides daily news articles for students.  Contains a plethora of science and history focused articles