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Websites with information about integrating the Common Core Standards across disciplines.
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Starting the Year with Classroom Debate: Practical Tips | Teaching the Core

Here's the thing: debate is super-powerful and does all these amazing things, and yet few classrooms make regular use of it. Let's change that. Here's how.
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Great ideas for how to introduce debate to your students.

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New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards

New Social Studies Framework Aims to Guide Standards | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Instead of specifying content, the document just issued by states and professional groups describes the "inquiry" process of four disciplines: civics, geography, economics, and history.
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Inquiry at the core! Who would think such a thing?? ;-)

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Six Ways To Motivate Students To Learn

Six Ways To Motivate Students To Learn | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Scientific research has shown us ways to get the learning juices flowing. Here are six ways to motivate students to learn.
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The Best of the Teaching the Core Blog | Teaching the Core

Here's an organic collection of the most popular and useful content from Teaching the Core's publication history.
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Dave Stuart has great stuff here!

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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 | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts
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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Teach.com

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Teach.com | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.
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GREAT infographic!

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Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension

Common Core Assessment: When Teaching Gets In The Way Of Reading Comprehension | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
A look at how well-intentioned teaching can confuse students during reading comprehension assessment.
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Grant Wiggins looks at assessment, author's point of view, marking up a text.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Great infographic! Lots of great reminders for good teaching...

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Building a Culture of Collaboration | to support student and educator success!

Building a Culture of Collaboration | to support student and educator success! | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
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Great blog that discusses creating a culture of collaboration in schools. You can sign up to have new posts sent to your email.

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Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway?

Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway? | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Last month I attended a training focused on teaching "complex texts" to address the Common Core Standards.
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There three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity” are:

Quantitative QualitativeReader and Task
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A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core -- Part 1 | Teaching the Core | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
What are the most important Common Core State Standards? In this post, Dave explains his top picks from the CCSS.
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Great intro to a promising series.

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IRA Books : Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines

IRA Books : Developing Readers in the Academic Disciplines | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Book description, bibliographic details, and ordering information
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Our book group has been reading this at school. GREAT ideas here. See also the link to Buehl's PD guide to integrating the Common Core.

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:58 AM

Our book group has been reading this at school. GREAT ideas here. See also the link to Buehl's PD guide to integrating the Common Core.

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Youth Services Librarianship - Inquiry-based Learning

Youth Services Librarianship - Inquiry-based Learning | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
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Great synopsis of inquiry learning.

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Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students

Classroom Management Strategies for Difficult Students | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Teachers in middle level schools face overwhelming demands and challenges in their classrooms.
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'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy

'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
The concept aims to raise academic expectations by teaching students and teachers how to think of intelligence as something that can be improved through effort and experimentation.
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YES!!!! This article highlights how important this topic is. Please read it.

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Expecting the Best Yields Results in Massachusetts

Expecting the Best Yields Results in Massachusetts | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Adopting rigorous standards, and sticking with them while giving teachers some breathing room, has helped Massachusetts’ students rise to No. 1 in the nation on science and math achievement.
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It's been a long, hard road, and it's still not perfect. But kids are learning math and science.

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core; Write, write, write!

How do we incorporate simple yet powerful writing activities that will not only prepare our students for college/career, but also help with content acquisition?
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Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom -- THE Journal

Report: The 4 Pillars of the Flipped Classroom -- THE Journal | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Though all classrooms are different, there are four critical elements that successful flipped classrooms have in common, according to a new report developed by the Flipped Learning Network, George Mason University, and Pearson's Center for Educator...
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Pros and cons.

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Harvard Education Letter: Assessing the New Common Core Tests

Harvard Education Letter: Assessing the New Common Core Tests | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
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Some useful information.

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What Close Reading Actually Means

What Close Reading Actually Means | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
What Close Reading Actually Means
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Detailed explanation of how to do close reading, especially with regard to college readiness.

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Why You Shouldn’t Stay Late After School — Smart Classroom Management

Why You Shouldn’t Stay Late After School — Smart Classroom Management | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
There are those rare teachers, perhaps one or two at every school site, who pride themselves with how late they stay after school.
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When do YOU do most of your prep?

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Close Reading & the Common Core | Teaching the Core | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
Here, Dave Stuart and Erica Beaton share their approach to close reading (R.CCR.1) and a non-freaked out approach to the Common Core State Standards.
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close reading slows us down and allows us to interpret difficult passages;it keeps us focused on our purpose for reading (e.g., finding a claim to argue with);it leaves us “bread crumbs” with which we can find our way back to our thinking later on, like when we’ve got to write a paper or prepare for a discussion.
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Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core

Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core, Part 2 | Teaching the Core | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation.
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Deborah Owen's curator insight, April 4, 2013 7:01 PM

"the average complexity of assigned reading in high school has been decreasing over the years, while the average complexity of required reading in college/career settings has been increasing)."

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The Exchange - Newsletter 2013, April - Teaching Literacy for the CCSS and Cultivating Curiosity

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Do NOT miss reading these articles!

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Deborah Owen's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:02 AM

Do NOT miss reading these articles! All about teaching literacy, and cultivating curiosity. From the International Reading Assoc. Secondary Reading Interest Group.

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Gleeditions | List of Literary Works

Gleeditions | List of Literary Works | Common Core Across Disciplines | Scoop.it

List of Literary Works of Shakespeare and Mark Twain and many others.

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Free online versions of many CC texts, in all genres.

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