9.13.2014

You Oughta Know About EngageNY



Once upon a dream there existed a website where teachers could go for complete, detailed lesson plans that included standards, question sets, outlines for whole group instruction, independent practice, and it was all free. Impossible, right?

In my last post, I briefly mentioned EngageNY as a great math resource but it really deserves a post of its own. If your state is anything like mine, they provide you with next to nothing besides a list of standards to teach. The curriculum we have doesn't match the standards half the time and we are left to piece together something that makes sense. Here's where Engage NY comes in to save your life!

This website in an incredible resource! Let's say you're out sick one day and need to pull together sub plans at the last minute. You want your sub to actually teach, right? Well EngageNY has detailed, explicit plans for every topic. Just find the one you need, print it off, and your sub can follow it word-for-word! The math lessons are so thorough, I've started using them for my own plans.

Each math lesson includes fluency practice, an application problem, concept development (whole group lesson), problem set (independent practice), a student debrief, and an exit ticket. If you aren't totally confident in a topic, you can just follow the scripted dialogue that's provided. Here is what a math lesson plan looks like...


Student work pages are also included for every lesson. They can be used for independent practice or assessment. They look like this...


The EngageNY website is fairly easy to navigate. First, find your grade level and subject area...


Then, you choose the module and lesson you want. The site is laid out like this...


Another nice feature is the video section. You can see some lessons in action, like this third grade ELA lesson...
So that's a brief overview of the EngageNY, a website you definitely oughta know about! 


4 comments:

  1. I am using Engage NY math with my firsties this year. I would love to pick your brain on using this program. I love so many components of it, but they prep is overwhelming.

    Marcy
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