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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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Mary Clark's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:39 PM

Give this article a close reading.  Primary grade teachers, keep going--there's an excellent Frog and Toad example!

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Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests

Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
The problem. schools have to meet standards, and local assessment should prepare kids to deal with the standards as tested by PARCC and SB. But the new tests are harder and more rigorously scored than most local tests. So, scores will have to be low. (Anyone following NAEP results has known this for years, alas.) This seems to run headlong into a long tradition of grading whereby we do not want to punish kids with low grades (akin to the outrage over sharply-lower school scores on accountability measures this year).
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 7, 6:36 PM

This is a good review of assessment, grading and rigor within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

Les Howard's curator insight, August 8, 7:43 AM

Very interesting discussion of Depth of Knowledge in article as well as interesting points about meeting standards.

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How annotation can help students understand complex texts

How annotation can help students understand complex texts | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi recount their year of teaching annotation skills to students to build their comprehension and analysis of historical text.”
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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 15, 11:15 AM

Great tips for how to teach annotation, and the pitfalls to avoid. 

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CCSS Anchor Standard 2: Informational Writing Goals

CCSS Anchor Standard 2: Informational Writing Goals | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
"The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project's Units of Study have been in K-5 classrooms for over a year and the grades 6-8 units were published about six weeks ago. The range of resources for each grade level has more than enough content to help both teachers and students be better writers of all three text types in the Common Core while significantly upping the ante for informational text and therefore meeting CCSS Anchor Standard 2. “Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.”
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Design Projects Around ELA #CommonCore Standards

Design Projects Around ELA #CommonCore Standards | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.”
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The Why and How of Writing Groups - Reading Today Online

The Why and How of Writing Groups - Reading Today Online | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Reading Today Online The Why and How of Writing Groups Reading Today Online Then, when I enrolled in an English education doctoral program, I was introduced to semester-long writing groups of three to four students in a pedagogy course required of...”
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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

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Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations. None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required. Learn more: - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip - http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Daniel-GOLEMAN
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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, August 30, 3:44 PM

6 estilos de liderazgo, Daniel Goleman.

Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 4:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

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How annotation can help students understand complex texts

How annotation can help students understand complex texts | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Aaron Brock and Jody Passanisi recount their year of teaching annotation skills to students to build their comprehension and analysis of historical text.”
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Mary Clark's curator insight, June 15, 11:15 AM

Great tips for how to teach annotation, and the pitfalls to avoid. 

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Student Success Depends on Testing and Accountability

Student Success Depends on Testing and Accountability | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
by Patricia Levesque, ExcellenceInEducation.org The Common Core State Standards raise the academic bar in our K-12 classrooms with their focus on in-depth learning and critical thinking. That has been a rare point of agreement among most school superintendents, teachers, teachers’ unions, school reformers and others involved in the public education debate. Where the disagreement begins is the discussion over accountability
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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, June 5, 9:14 AM

Response to article by Randi Weingarten and Linda Darling-Hammond in The Huffington Post critical of high-stakes testing.

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Common Core Shifts and ELA: How to Balance Instruction

Common Core Shifts and ELA: How to Balance Instruction | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Having the Common Core Standards led me to modify instruction in a number of ways. I’ll discuss the major changes based on the instructional shifts outlined for the Common Core ELA standards:Shift 1: Balancing Informational & Literary TextShift 2: Knowledge in the DisciplineShift 3: Staircase of ComplexityShift 4: Text-based AnswersShift 5: Writing from SourcesShift 6: Academic Vocabulary
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Introducing Academic Vocabulary

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) make academic vocabulary a shared responsibility across all academic domains. Although teachers can often identify the difference between high-frequency academic vocabulary (tier two words) and content-specific vocabulary (tier three words), many are unsure about the most effective way to introduce academic vocabulary to their students."


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8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data

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8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data (ICYMI: 8 Frequent Sources of Formative Assessment Data by Daniel R.

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One Simple Reason YOU Should Care About Smarter Balanced ...

One Simple Reason YOU Should Care About Smarter Balanced ... | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
The Smarter Balanced test will adapt to your child's academic level as she takes the test. If she is answering correctly, the questions become tougher and rise in grade level. If she is answering incorrectly, the test will pose ...
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Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing

Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
In today's post I'm sharing information I gave to my students about the differences between summarizing and synthesizing information in terms of reading strategies and research.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 5, 6:09 PM

I think this is a key Common Core shift that needs to be modeled for students. This article gives a straight forward summary.

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Rubric for planning and evaluating lessons aligned to the Common Core

Rubric for planning and evaluating lessons aligned to the Common Core | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
"Teaching Channel has partnered with Achieve.org on a three-part series featuring tools for Common Core lesson planning. The series highlights Achieve’s work with EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products), an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core.In these first three videos, we introduce you to a tool already used by over 15,000 teachers across the country to help them plan and evaluate lessons aligned to the Common Core: the EQuIP Rubric.
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S'more about Text Complexity

S'more about Text Complexity | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

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Mary Clark's curator insight, July 29, 10:00 AM

Tracy Watanabe shares lots of great tools here!

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Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers

Using Mentor Texts to Motivate and Support Student Writers | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.”
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Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions

Michigan Drops Common-Core Test, But Might Still Use Its Questions | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Michigan will not administer the Smarter Balanced test in 2014-15, but there's more to the story when it comes to the state's next assessment.”
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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies”
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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 19, 4:01 PM

This is what I was aiming at with my lesson plan for using primary source images.  Here's a link to that lesson.  You'd need to log in to see the Common Core Standards it addresses, as well as the graphic organizers and rubrics:  http://aasl.jesandco.org/content/picturing-historyanalyzing-and-researching-primary-source-images

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Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Publisher of educational maps, globes, atlases, hands-on programs, and technology for students and teachers from grades K-12.”
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MA #CommonCore Student Survey Results

When Massachusetts students were surveyed about their experience on the PARCC Common Core Field Tests, there were some interesting findings:

When asked 'how many questions asked you about things you have not learned in school this year, those responding few or none totaled 88% in ELA and 70% in Math, indicating that teachers are teaching aligned-content.When asked how difficult was the test, students responding the same or easier totaled 94% for ELA and 84% for Math.Students preferred to take the ELA assessment on a computer or tablet (74%) but were split  on Math (56% to 44%) computer to paper.
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The #CommonCore made it [literacy instruction] clearer for me.

The #CommonCore made it [literacy instruction] clearer for me. | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Teacher leader Sofia Faridi talks about the Common Core in her classroom.

 

"When asked about what contributed to the dramatic acceleration of her students’ reading skills, Sophia replies that there isn’t one answer or solution. “I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that question.  I do a lot of writing and revising with my classes.  Students learn by incorporating their reading into their writing,” responds Sophia.  “I also try to structure my class as a collaborative and creative environment.  We only do some drills and test strategies right before the state test because doing too much of that takes away from student interest in the subject.”  Sophia also credits her team of teachers in Florida for explicitly teaching reading comprehension in their subject areas."


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Writing: How to help students write better arguments

Writing: How to help students write better arguments | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“Why do students struggle with writing warrants in argument writing? How can we help them? Learn how one teacher solves the case.”"When we look at their writing together, it’s lacking the “usual suspect”: an effective warrant. In an argument, the warrant explains how the evidence supports the claim and often applies a commonly accepted rule or principle. Warrants are a challenge, even for college students."
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Marzano Center | Teaching For Rigor White Papers

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Marzano Center | Teaching For Rigor White Papers

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Les Howard's curator insight, May 16, 8:18 AM

Three free papers on Teaching for Rigor from Marzano Center.

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An Overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System

This presentation provides a brief overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment system by demonstrating a preview of the practice test and a review of the ava...
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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle s

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Mary Clark's curator insight, January 4, 11:41 AM

I love these ideas! I almost want to skip another week of vacation so I can share them with teachers right now!