How Do Find A Rigorous Resource For My Students?

Eva Mireles3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, 5th grade teacher, The Reading Teacher's Playbook Podcast, Upper Elementary, Upper Elementary Teacher


In this episode:

After listening to this episode you will leave equipped to choose or create a resource that is appropriately rigorous for your students. 

I talk about:

      1.What rigor is and what it isn’t.

  1. Why we want to find or create appropriately rigorous resources for our students. 
  2. How to find an appropriately rigorous resource or just make one ourselves.


 – You build in rigor through your knowledge of your standards and your ability to hold students accountable

The main reason to try to find or create rigorous resources is so that we can prepare students to have the critical thinking skills and grit needed to be a thinking member of society. 

-Remember that reading skills are cyclical. So although we would love for students to be able to demonstrate mastery after one try we should not actually expect that to happen. 

Links to resources mentioned in the podcast:

Grab my free guide for keeping your mini lesson mini 

Get on the mini lesson revamp bootcamp waitlist

Top Hat Definition of Academic Rigor

A new definition of rigor by Brian Sztabnik 

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