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Tackling Text Complexity

Teachers at Calvary have been learning and refining Language Arts instruction this year, specifically in the area of text complexity.  In evaluating the texts that our students read, we need to make sure that the text level is appropriate and

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Word Challenge

Did you know that approximately 65% of all written material is made up of just 300 words? Over half of all newspapers, textbooks, children’s stories and novels are composed with these same 300 words. In 1948, Edward Dolch, PhD, compiled

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Seeing Positive Change with Positive Action

Last year, CCS decided it was time to look for some fresh Bible curriculum. Teachers were so excited to evaluate a few curriculums and choose what worked for us here at Calvary! In the end, a committee selected Positive Action

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Posted in Striving for Excellence 2013-2014

Classics Club

During CCS teachers’ frequent meetings in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), a lot of brainstorming and discussion takes place. One of the many ideas that originated from a recent PLC meeting is what the 5th and 6th grade teachers have decided

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