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The Vermont Department of Libraries

The Vermont Department of Libraries | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Vermont Department of Libraries web site. The Department is part of the Agency of Administration and provides a variety of library and information services to state government, libraries statewide, the general public, and Vermonters with special needs.

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ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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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Center for Collaborative Education

Center for Collaborative Education | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it

Our primary services— District and School Design; Instruction and Assessment; and Research, Evaluation and Policy—are designed to engage educators in creating and delivering rigorous, culturally responsive educational experiences that engage young people and prepare them for college, career and civic life.

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Navigating Text Complexity

Navigating Text Complexity | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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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Explore Lessons | LearnZillion

Explore Lessons | LearnZillion | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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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Shanahan on Literacy

Shanahan on Literacy | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Dr. Timothy Shanahan provides clarification on a number of Common Core ELA related topics in his blog.

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Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease

Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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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Keys to Literacy: Literacy PD for Teachers K-12

Literacy is the foundation for all learning. And all we do. Learn more about Keys to Literacy.
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The Lexile® Framework for Reading

The Lexile® Framework for Reading | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
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-Matching readers with text

-find the right book for your reading level.

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ILA Bridges: Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom

ILA Bridges: Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it

Spearheaded by ILA's Literacy Research Panel, this series is designed to support CCSS implementation. Every unit has been authored by a teacher–researcher team with one goal in mind: bridge research and practice for high engagement and rich student learning. Assessments have been included for each week’s teaching and learning activities, in addition to an idea for a culminating project.

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Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library - New York City Department of Education

Tasks, Units & Student Work - Common Core Library - New York City Department of Education | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
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Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More

Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
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The teaching channel has an extensive video library focusing on effective implementation of  the Common Core English Language Arts Stanadards

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New England Reading Association

New England Reading Association | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
New England Reading Association (NERA) Promotes and supports the improvement of reading on local, state, and regional levels.
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Home - VermontPLN

Home - VermontPLN | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
Providing professional learning opportunities for Vermont educators in Common Core State Standards and Instructional Leadership through a partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education
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Common Core State Standards 101

Common Core State Standards 101 | K-12 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | Scoop.it
Connecting to the iTunes Store.
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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 Research, Resources and Professional Learning Materials for English Language Arts | 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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