What are your students ready to learn?

State standards and district directives give us guidelines as to what skills should be taught in each grade level. As teachers, though, we know that the students we work with every day don’t all come into our class ready for “grade level” work. Some students have already mastered these skills and are ready for something more. Other students need more foundational skills to help get them closer to the standards.

The Learning Continuum is a tool from NWEA that lists skills from simple to more complex/difficult. If your school uses NWEA MAP Growth assessments, you can use students’ RIT scores to match them to the skills that the assessment shows that they are ready to be working on right now in class.

The curriculum ladders use statements from the Learning Continuum and are designed to help you think about the skills that are most important for each student, as they relate to the standards we are required to teach.

Curriculum Ladders are available for Math, Reading, and Language.

 

Every child should have a chance to learn something new every day!

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9 thoughts on “Curriculum Ladders & Lesson Planning

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  • July 30, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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    I love your site and recommend it to others on a regular basis! Are there any plans to revamp the Learning Ladders to align to the Learning Continuum? Thanks!

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    • July 25, 2017 at 7:57 am
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      The new ladders are coming out this summer!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    When will site be updated? I saw statements that it would be updated in Summer 2017 and Fall 2017.

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    • November 20, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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      The original plan had been to complete the updates by August 1. Due to some technical problems, however, the majority of the work done over the summer was unusable. Since school started, finding time to continue the updates has been a challenge, so the work is happening in small chunks. Most recently (two weeks ago) the first of the new Language Usage ladders were posted. I’m hoping to get it all done as soon as possible, but I don’t know for sure when that will be. I apologize for the delay.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 12:46 am
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    We need resources for science

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  • November 6, 2018 at 11:08 am
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    would love to see resources for Science too! 🙂

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  • February 15, 2019 at 9:41 am
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    This is AMAZING! SO helpful! Thank you SOOOO much!

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