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Grade level instruction to ALL students during core content time 

LKSD Best Practice #5

Our students are going to stay behind grade level if we never give them the opportunity to try to close their learning gap. The premise of this best practice is to focus on acceleration rather than remediation. 

Key Features of BP 5

  • Assignments are grade level appropriate

  • Students have a reason to express engagement and interest in what they’re learning

  • Strong instruction that enables students to do most of the thinking and creative questioning during the lesson

  • Teacher expectations reflect the belief that students can meet and maintain grade level standards


  • Provide difficult but achievable tasks

  • Ask students to try again

  • Reinforce growth mindsets

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