As a teacher, the Common Core State Standards can be a lot to get your mind around. When you take a closer look at the ELA standards, however, it’s clear that the main goal is to get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions about what they notice, and to answer those questions based on what’s in the text. Another term for this strategy is close reading.
There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.
Assessments ( formative, summative,diagnostic..etc ), direct questions, quizzes are some of the common ways to track students understanding but there are also several other ( some are unknown) ways to do it. Mia from An Ethical Island has put up this wonderful visual that features 27 of these ways.
The iTunes U courses were developed by a group of classroom teachers to explain the shifts in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics required by the Common Core. Presented in partnership with The Coucil of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), they showcase a combination of materials from this website as well as additional curated resources and interactive activities.
NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools...Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard.
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