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Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | Featured Topics: Common Core

Focusing on Common Core: English Language Learners

By: Margo Ensz
April 29th, 2014

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Academic Subject: English Language Arts | Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

Character Traits (Intermediate) - ELA Lesson Plan + Templates

By: Margo Ensz
April 24th, 2014

We are excited to have a partnership with two super-creative educators from The Curriculum Corner! You can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates you can easily print with your VariQuest Perfecta Poster Design System - and be sure you have the latest version of the VariQuest Software! 

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How to Write a Grant eBook

How to Write a Grant eBook

This helpful guide includes an explanation of the grant process, including a checklist (with samples!), and useful links and resources to find funding!

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Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Academic Subject: Mathematics | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

Math Problem Solving Strategies (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan & Templates

By: Margo Ensz
April 21st, 2014

We are excited to announce our partnership with two super creative educators from The Curriculum Corner! You can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates you can easily print with your VariQuest® Perfecta® Poster Design System - just be sure you have the latest version of the VariQuest Software!  Lesson: Introduction to Problem Solving Strategies (Two-Day Lesson) 

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

Staying on Topic (Primary) - Mini-Lesson Plan & Templates

By: Margo Ensz
April 16th, 2014

We are excited to announce our partnership with two super creative educators from The Curriculum Corner! You can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates you can easily print with your VariQuest® Perfecta® Series Poster Design System - just be sure you have the latest version of the VariQuest Software! Mini-Lesson: Staying on Topic Level: Primary  Objectives/CCSS Alignment:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.1.5 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.5 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.2.A Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. *Note: This lesson addresses the part of the standards highlighted in teal only. Teachers will need to address other parts of the standards in future mini-lessons. Visuals:  Interactive Anchor Chart – Staying on Topic (Chameleon) Peer Check: Focus on Topic conferencing form

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Grade Level: Intermediate (3-6) | Academic Subject: STEM | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Academic Subject: Science | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

The Scientific Method (Intermediate) - Lesson Plan & Templates

By: Margo Ensz
April 14th, 2014

We are excited to announce our partnership with two super creative educators from The Curriculum Corner! You can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates you can easily print with your VariQuest Perfecta® Series Poster Design System or VariQuest Poster Maker - just be sure you have the latest VariQuest Software!  Lesson: Review of the Scientific Method Level: Intermediate 

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Grade Level: Primary (PK-2) | Academic Subject: English Language Arts | VariQuest Tools: Design Center Software | VariQuest Tools: Perfecta 2400 | VariQuest Tools: Poster Maker 3600 | Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Templates for FREE download

Character Traits (Primary) - Mini Lesson & Templates

By: Nina Swienton
April 10th, 2014

Thanks to our partnership with The Curriculum Corner, you can expect to see more blog posts containing free Common Core-aligned lesson ideas, teacher resources and templates to easily create using your VariQuest Perfecta® Poster Design System and Software. Check out their first mini-lesson on understanding and building character traits for primary classrooms:

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Featured Topics: Common Core | Featured Topics: Lessons and Activities | Featured Topics: Professional Development

The Power of Anchor Charts

By: Lindsey Graff
April 9th, 2014

Last spring I had the opportunity to work with our district’s literacy coach in a 1-1 mentoring situation. My objective was two-fold:

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Focusing on Common Core: Are States Pulling Away?

By: Margo Ensz
March 18th, 2014

VariQuest is excited to begin a series of posts and resources pertaining to the Common Core State Standards accompanying our eGuide, "School Environment & the Common Core." 

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Featured Topics: Differentiated Instruction | Featured Topics: Common Core | Academic Subject: Special Education | Featured Topics: Professional Development

Focusing on Common Core: Students with Disabilities

By: Margo Ensz
March 16th, 2014

VariQuest is excited to begin a series of posts and resources pertaining to the Common Core State Standards accompanying our eGuide, "School Environment & the Common Core." 

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Focusing on Common Core: What do Teachers Say?

By: Margo Ensz
March 14th, 2014

VariQuest is excited to begin a series of posts and resources pertaining to the Common Core State Standards accompanying our eGuide, "School Environment & the Common Core."

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