Two of our most powerful interactive tools—Writing Reviser and Punctuation Rules!—become even more powerful when used in tandem. Indeed they are designed to be used that way. Both products use natural language processing, so they respond to each student’s own work, not generic examples in which the student has no investment.
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One of the most frustrating problems writing teachers face in the digital age is the ease with which students are able to cheat by copying online text and passing it off as their own. We all know the story. A student needs some help with an essay about, say,
Gustave Flaubert said that we read in order to live. Common Core State Standards in English language arts are a bit less poetic than Flaubert, but they make something of the same point. They identify reading as a foundational skill and require students to analyze complex nonfiction texts to determine
Writing Navigator—from Curriculum Pathways—is a suite of tools designed to guide and support students in all four stages of writing: planning, drafting, revising, and publishing. We’ve recently released the final tool in this suite: Writing Publisher. It helps students put the finishing touches on their essays. That means documenting sources and proofreading.
This is the second in a series detailing how SAS Curriculum Pathways supports the Advanced Placement curriculum. For an introduction and overview, check out this earlier post. One of the joys of teaching Advanced Placement English is helping students learn to analyze and write about complex texts. Whether you ask them to
Here at SAS Curriculum Pathways, we are constantly creating content. In our latest update, we have everything from hover cars to dinosaurs! Check them out! La casa From our Spanish language video series, our newest installment is designed to build mastery of the language, introducing and reinforcing Spanish vocabulary about
High-quality learning resources cannot be developed in a vacuum. From our beginnings over 15 years ago, SAS Curriculum Pathways has been informed and influenced by our interaction with educators. We spend countless days each year working with and listening to teachers around the country. And our curriculum specialists attend and
In the beginning was the word, along with the pencil and paper, and the word was with students. Eons later, teachers looked at student writing and saw that it was (to invert the Old Testament lingo) not good: a Tower of Babel. So our priority was to create a set
“Writing is easy,” said Gene Fowler. “All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Other than replacing blank pages with blank computer screens, technology has done mercilessly little to reduce the agony of student writers or improve