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The Mi-STAR Model: Integration of Professional and Curriculum Development to Address NGSS at the Middle School Level

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The objective of the Michigan Science Teaching and Assessment Reform (Mi-STAR) curriculum design process is to generate a sequence of middle school integrated science units that address NGSS, are Michigan-centric, use inquiry-based lessons, and demonstrate 21st-century applications. Mi-STAR’s process depends upon the collaboration of scientists/engineers and middle school teachers.

Informational Text Strategies

"Informational text" provides factual information about the world to readers. Being able to understand these texts is an important skill for college and career readiness. As well, many readers find informational text highly motivating, since the topics that are covered may be of great personal interest.

Informational Text Strategies: CERR

Informational Text Strategies: Close Reading


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