Technology can be a powerful tool to facilitate Common Core writing and research and transform traditional writing assignments. (Are you looking for digital tools and strategies to support #CCSS writing & research with students at all levels?
Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. It slows the reader down to notice and ponder more. It also connects meaning and builds sytems of thought.
“Primary source documents”…reading this phrase in the Common Core Standards I felt a bit of fear creep into my mind. I teach fourth grade. We are just mastering how to read maps and keys and legends. Primary source documents? How on earth would I incorporate those into our classroom and make it meaningful?
NYC educators and national experts are developing Common Core-aligned tasks embedded in a unit of study to support schools...Search a growing assortment of Common Core-aligned tasks, units and student work by keyword, grade level, subject area and Common Core Learning Standard.
There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.
A Wonderful Visual on Common Core Standards for Teachers and Students. I just came across this handy infographic and find it really worth sharing with you here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
The critical thinking and close reading required in the new Common Core State Standards can take twice as long for students with dyslexia, reading disabilities, speech and language issues and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....
Under the Common Core, nonfiction picture books are currently getting a fresh look. One of the more interesting developments is that educators, publishers and writers are looking at nonfiction in seven new ways.