Great Common Core Lessons Pioneered Here at Greece

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Special thanks to Joe Pastor of Olympia HS for inviting me in to join his students for a deep reading of Pericles’ Funeral Oration. His students were deeply engaged in the text and became excited when they found vocab words that they have been learning in class imbedded inside this complicated classic. Mr Pastor consistently reminded the students to cite specific evidence in the text to support their answers. As the text based questions became more rigorous Mr. Pastor reminded the students that this is difficult work and that even he had to reread sections of it to prepare for the lesson. By doing this it seemed to create an atmosphere of being in this together and the students seemed to appreciate his efforts.

This is just another example of the great work that you all do everyday to move our students toward success.

If anyone would like help creating a CCLS lesson or would like me to swing by an see one in action PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a great Thanksgiving!
Jeff

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