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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, October 6, 2013 1:00 PM

Help students close read nonfiction through current events.  Teachers can select lexile levels and more!

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Debating the Common-Core Nonfiction Requirements - Teaching ...

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An op-ed in the Los Angeles Times defends—kinda, sorta—the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts. But it disputes the notion that the nonfiction requirements can ...

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Transcript from an interview with Marc Aronson | Reading Rockets

Transcript from an interview with Marc Aronson | Reading Rockets | college and career ready | Scoop.it

attached is an edited transcript from Reading Rockets' interview with Marc Aronson. The transcript is divided into the following sections:

 Connecting the dots of historyWriting for young peopleCommon Core: A new set of learning standardsEvidence and nuance in nonfiction textTeaching the Common CoreEndorphins for the brainHow parents can encourage nonfiction readingLibrarians know nonfictionHistory is lifeJust the factsCrafting nonfictionFinding great nonfiction


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Sharrock's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:50 AM

There's a wealth of information here that can inspire and guide the teacher in explorations of nonfiction and the Common Core.

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Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts - Education Week News

Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational Texts - Education Week News | college and career ready | Scoop.it
Districts Gear Up for Shift to Informational TextsEducation Week NewsTeachers are rebalancing their fiction-and-nonfiction scales because the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts demand it.
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