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Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective - Education Week News

Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective - Education Week News | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency

Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it

On Common Core | School Library Journal

 

Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.

The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.


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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 23, 2013 12:46 AM

Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

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Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...

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Common Core: Special Ed and English Learners

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:30 PM

A number of good points made in this blog. Sentence frames are great for strugglers, so that is not at the top of my list, so be sure and keep reading!!

Lucas Arnestad's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:49 PM

Teaching academic language is very important in all grades. By teaching kids these vocabulary words it helps them solve higher level problems by understanding every part of the problem. Eventually with consistent learning of new vocabulary it makes the student have better grades, get into a better college, and then get a great job. This article introduces 8 strategies of teaching academic language. If I were a teacher I would dynamically introduce academic vocabulary. It's having your students read authentic context with vocabulary words in the text. Repeated encounters with a word can help students internalize the definition. When I was younger, unlike some kids, I didn't want to read very much. So having every student in your class read the vocabulary filled test insures that every student has a chance to learn.

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Close Reading, Grade 4, May - YouTube

We return to Melissa's class in late May (the same group of forth graders who read the slinky text) for another close reading. Their discussion skills have p...
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Scaffolded Reading Instruction, Grade 1

Following their close reading, the students in this class meet with their teacher to develop some text-dependent questions that will be used with the whole c...
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Bringing Close Reading and Accountable Talk into an Interactive Read Aloud of Gorillas (3-5)

Lucy Calkins and Colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project present Bringing Close Reading and Accountable Talk into an Interactive Read ...
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Kindergarten Close Reading Lesson 1

In this lesson students will practice reading closely on a text they have seen before.
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Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

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Dr. Douglas Fisher discusses close reading and how it relates to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.

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Short video by Dr. Douglas Fisher about close reading and the common core.
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What does close reading look like in Third Grade?

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Resident Literacy Expert Jaclyn DeForge discusses how to do a close reading of a third grade level text.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, February 24, 2015 5:40 PM

One is a series of how to do a close reading.  Based on “Baseball Saved Us” by Ken Mohizuki, the author offers some ways to model close reading to third graders.   The website includes links to "What Close Reading looks like in ....other grades?  Excellent article and links for close reading.

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Report: Most Important Factor for Common Core Success Is Teacher Support - T.H.E. Journal

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Why we must accept Common Core writing standards

Why we must accept Common Core writing standards | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
As an English teacher who holds a master’s degree in writing, I’m grateful and inspired by the Common Core’s focus on writing skills.
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10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills

10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
We pair 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” with ideas from students and teachers for how you can use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills.

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20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts

20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts

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Common Core shift in the 'what' is big, but the shift in the 'how' is huge

Common Core shift in the 'what' is big, but the shift in the 'how' is huge | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it

The biggest shift of the Common Core is not “what” we are teaching but “how.”  To truly engage in the common core, students must do the work.  Rigorous means that students are thinking critically and figuring things out for themselves.  


Unfortunately, our students are used to being passive learners.


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No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum

No nonsense nonfiction: Tips for incorporating nonfiction into the ELA curriculum | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
Many school districts are going through a painstaking process of writing new curricula to meet the Common Core State Standards. One of the biggest changes

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:14 AM

@PaulineZd  has good, practical insight that K-6 and secondary Enlish teachers need to increase their use of non-fiction texts.

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:36 PM

Short and practical ideas. But, remember that when the Common Core cites informational text as important, that means much more than reading narrative nonfiction. I find the use of the term "nonfiction novels" more than problematic. Call a book by its genre: generating an oxymoron is officious.

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Helping English-Language Learners Adapt Under the Common Core

Helping English-Language Learners Adapt Under the Common Core | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
Wendi Pillars offers strategies for supporting the language development of diverse-needs students under the Common Core State Standards.

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Moving from Close to Scaffolded Instruction (Grade 2) - YouTube

In this video, the teacher reviews the lesson from the day before and then engages students in new learning that increases their responsibility.
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Close Reading - Vocab Focus - Grade 1

In this first day of instruction, the teacher focuses his first graders on a complex text. The instruction centers on the vocabulary. The subsequent lessons ...
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Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text by Expeditionary Learning | EngageNY

Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text by Expeditionary Learning | EngageNY | Close Reading and Common Core State Standards(CCSS) | Scoop.it
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