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How free are you to stray from it? Can you add centers?

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Mshope 04-04-2017 02:31 PM

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth!

I cannot tell you how much I despise this garbage. We've been doing it since basically it came "online." The first year we were supposed to do it with "fidelity." Hmm, so I should add all the misinformation and mistakes?

I find the vocabulary work bizarre. The nf texts boring and too hard for my students. The answers to many questions are just wrong. I do like how they do the text dependent questions, but I can't stand the lack of basic comprehension questions. Also, our activities are so strange. Don't get me started on the "assessments."

I am pretty much to the point where I skip the bizarre, insert my own information, and make my own answer keys. Although I am required to use this, I am basically going to redesign everything for next year. I even hate their worksheets. We get no lines to write on. Sometimes they give students a huge space for a small response and no space for a longer response. Some of the text is too small.

I do try to add pictures, videos and music that connect to the curriculum to break up some of the horrendous monotonous daily grind (i.e. the constant routine of reader's notes/reader's dictionaries, anchor charts, and those extremely long entry tasks.)

It1sWh4tIt1s 03-18-2017 03:08 PM


You get what you pay for...

How much did you pay for it?

teacher102887 02-20-2017 04:47 AM

Thanks for your replay. We're pretty free ... I've considered centra, but would love some guidance. 27 6th graders aren't going to do word work 😂

TheGr8Catsby 02-19-2017 06:04 PM

How free are you to stray from it? Can you add centers?

teacher102887 02-18-2017 01:25 PM

Hi All! Does anybody out there use engageny ELA for 6th grade. I find it terribly monotonous and, dare I say it - BORING. What ways have you fancied up this curriculum? How do you supplement it? Any and all ideas are appreciated

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