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Visual Instructional Tools Are Essential When Teaching Common Core Standards

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Visual instructional tools, which can take many forms, empower visual learners and dovetail with the Common Core State Standards, writes Sargy Letuchy, an ESL teacher in Illinois. Visual aids “can be used in many ways to tailor instruction to the needs of students and provide a more direct path to mastery as well as student growth.” Like Letucky, teachers across the country are finding ways to support learning through the Common Core, and collaborating to share best practices and toolsto unlock students’ full potential. “Under the Common Core, teachers have greater flexibility to design their classroom lessons—and can, for the first time, take advantage of the best practices from great teachers in other states,” 21 State Teachers of the Year wrote previously.

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