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PD 360 - Professional Development On Demand

On-demand Online Professional Development Platform for Educators | Professional development for Teachers |

PD 360 combines the best in technology and education to create the most powerful and effective on-demand professional development resource available to educators.

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Common Core State Standards Initiative |

Common Core State Standards Initiative | | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education

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CCSS ELA Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements of the Standards

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Call for Interdisciplinary Units - IRA Literacy Research Panel

Call for Interdisciplinary Units - IRA Literacy Research Panel | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Widespread implementation of the Common Core State Standards has provided a window of opportunity for teachers in the U.S. to reassert...
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Explore Lessons | LearnZillion

Explore Lessons | LearnZillion | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Explore math and ELA video lessons and resources for grades 2-12. Search by Common Core domain, topic, or grade. Includes Additional Practice and Director's Commentary videos.
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BetterLesson

A lesson project with over 3,000 lessons related to CCSS for ELA

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Common Core State Standards 101

Common Core State Standards 101 | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

This report will describe the CCSS initiative and its current status. It will discuss how the initiative came about, briefly describe the changes in instruction the CCSS call for, assess the current state of implementation, describe the views of supporters and critics, and discuss some of the keys to ensuring that the standards deliver on their promise.

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Practice and Pilot Tests | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Practice and Pilot Tests | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

SBAC has posted online practice tests. These tests are a preview of the summative assessments and performance tasks that align to the Common Core Standards.

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HSI: Historical Scene Investigation

HSI: Historical Scene Investigation | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

The Historical Scene Investigation Project is designed to assist educators with implementing challenging primary source historical documents into daily instruction.

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What a fabulous project to help students read like historians.

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CCSSO itunes U: Resources for Common Core ELA K-12

CCSSO itunes U: Resources for Common Core ELA K-12 | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
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CCSSO recently launched an iTunes U site full of toolkits and resources tailored to grade levels and focused on everything from making the case for the Common Core to shifts in ELA and Mathematics to assessments and evaluation. 

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Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson

Experts Discuss Common Core State Standards - Webinar Series at Pearson | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Participate in this webinar series to “Unlock the Common Core State Standards”. Learn what the Standards mean and how to implement them.
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Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade: What Works Clearinghouse

Improving Reading Comprehension in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade: What Works Clearinghouse | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Students who read with understanding at an early age gain access to a broader range of texts, knowledge, and educational opportunities, making early reading comprehension instruction particularly critical.
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It has lots of great ideas on how to enhance comprehension in young students.

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Tulare County Office of Education - Common Core Connect

Tulare County Office of Education - Common Core Connect | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

A selection of useful instructional material, resources, and links to help educators implement the Common Core Standards.

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Literacy for Life | Fisher & Frey

Literacy for Life | Fisher & Frey | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey have assembled a great collection of literacy resources, inlcuding tips for reading comprehension, writing, collaboration, and 21st century skills. This site includes links to powerpoint presentations and relevant research.

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Navigating Text Complexity

Navigating Text Complexity | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
What really is complex text and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? How will understanding text complexity help me select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my own classroom?
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CCSS ELA Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

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ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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This site contains hundreds of free text selections on a variety of topics. Texts are are organized by grade level and content area; each selection is accompanied by comprehension question sets. Paired text lesson options are also available.

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Michigan's Mission Possible

This site was initiated by Dr. Elaine Weber, Macomb ISD, the other 8 Regional Literacy Training Center Directors, members of the ELA ISD network, and other English teachers and language arts...
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Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont | VRI at UVM

Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont | VRI at UVM | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality research and professional development in the area of reading and literacy.

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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

Wonderopolis is a fun site providing engaging questions and answers about animals, science, history, and cultures.

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International Reading Association: CCSS ELA Research and Resources

International Reading Association: CCSS ELA Research and Resources | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

Check out the Common Core section on the International Reading Association website for useful research and resources for implementing the ELA/Literacy Standards in K-12 classrooms.

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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Close Reading of a Non-Fiction Text presented by Sayuri Stabrowski--5th Grade

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Close Reading of a Non-Fiction Text presented by Sayuri Stabrowski--5th Grade | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.
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SchoolsMovingUp - Webinars

SchoolsMovingUp - Webinars | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
SchoolsMovingUp provides quality resources and online professional development to help educators make sound decisions and take action in their school improvement efforts.
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Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis

Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to think and analyze are important goals of today's teacher. See how one high school teacher uses a two day lesson to get students to analyze texts and develop more critical ways of thinking.
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What a wonderful method for establishing foundational analysis skills!

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DocsTeach

DocsTeach | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it

This site offers tools and strategies for teaching with documents in the classroom. It contains thousands of primary source documents from the National Archives and allows teachers to build interactive lessons with these documents.

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MasteryConnect - Common Core App

MasteryConnect - Common Core App | K-12 Common Core Resources for English Language Arts (CCSS ELA) | Scoop.it
MasteryConnect - Share common assessments aligned to standards, connect in a professional learning community, and track student performance.
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