Why Students and Teachers Need Diving Into Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards For English Language Arts, Grade 10

Clear, thorough interpretations of B.E.S.T. Standards and Benchmarks are grounded in explicit instruction.

Guided preparation using diverse, content-rich texts, many from B.E.S.T. Standards Grade 10 Reading Lists, builds background.

Metacognitive and collaborative learning activities help cement retention of new learning.

Multiple types of items, e.g., Constructed Response, MC, EBSR, Multiselect, Table Match, and modified Selectable Hot Text, offer varied ways to demonstrate understanding.

Modeled responses to constructed items challenge students' thinking.

Benchmark Practice Items, Standard Formatives, and 3 Progress Assessments monitor student growth.

Annotated Answer Keys explaining why answers are correct and distractors are incorrect guide teachers’ instruction.

Clear, thorough interpretations of B.E.S.T. Standards and Benchmarks are grounded in explicit instruction.

Guided preparation using diverse, content-rich texts, many from B.E.S.T. Standards Grade 10 Reading Lists, builds background.

Metacognitive and collaborative learning activities help cement retention of new learning.

Multiple types of items, e.g., Constructed Response, MC, EBSR, Multiselect, Table Match, and modified Selectable Hot Text, offer varied ways to demonstrate understanding.

Modeled responses to constructed items challenge students' thinking.

Benchmark Practice Items, Standard Formatives, and 3 Progress Assessments monitor student growth.

Annotated Answer Keys explaining why answers are correct and distractors are incorrect guide teachers’ instruction.

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The shift from the Language Arts Florida Standards to Florida's B.E.S.T. Standards will be challenging for teachers and students. We offer opportunities for virtual professional development for English and reading teachers at your school.
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