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Common Core: Paint Chips Vocabulary Strategy | ...

Common Core: Paint Chips Vocabulary Strategy | ... | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“We all know that vocabulary acquisition is an essential part of effective pedagogy. Click here to watch an interesting and colorful way to help students deeply understand and use academic vocabular...”
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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

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
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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Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:33 AM

Very good

 

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 13, 7:50 AM

Seis Estilos de Liderazgo, según Goleman

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 13, 8:39 AM

A good overview.  Worth the look.

 

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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, 8:15 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, 6:14 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

Introducing Academic Vocabulary | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

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

8 Frequent Sources Of Formative Assessment Data | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
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, 3:09 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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Visuals and Reading

Visuals and Reading | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Over the last few years in my seventh grade reading class, I’ve asked students to do more visual analysis and creation. This has nothing to do with the fact that my twin sister is a talented artist...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, December 11, 2013 1:12 PM

Hands on insights and examples for helping students analyze and create visuals.  Such an important part of criticial thinking!

Mary Clark's curator insight, January 15, 6:31 AM

Visual literacy is a key factor in developing critical thinking skills. Lots of great examples here.

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Barbara Blackburn on the 7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

Barbara Blackburn on the 7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 13, 10:14 AM

Schools leaders must understand that when we raise expectations, we must increase the level of support--for students and/or teachers.

Andy Graham's curator insight, January 13, 5:44 PM

Interesting article! 

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 16, 8:01 AM

One of my favorite educator gurus and her latest take on rigor.

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Close Reading (6-12)

Close Reading  (6-12) | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Close Reading RubricsGrade 6Grade 7Grade 8Grades 9-10Grades 11-12
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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, 1:01 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

Marzano Center | Teaching For Rigor White Papers | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Marzano Center | Teaching For Rigor White Papers

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Les Howard's curator insight, May 16, 5:18 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, 8:41 AM

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

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No Nonsense Non-fiction: Tips for incorporating non-fiction into the ELA curriculum

No Nonsense Non-fiction: Tips for incorporating non-fiction into the ELA curriculum | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | 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 for English language arts teachers working to refine and update curricula is the need to incorporate larger amounts of nonfiction texts. As ELA teachers, we are experts in teaching literature — but nonfiction? Having recently gone through the process of writing a new middle-school ELA curriculum, I fully understand this challenge. Below are some of the ways our middle school ELA teachers worked to more organically integrate nonfiction texts into our teaching.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, January 8, 3:10 AM

Keep in mind the expectation to increase non-fiction texts (and more complex texts) is not only in the ELA class, but other subjects as well. 

Mary Clark's curator insight, January 8, 10:21 AM

Great examples of how to painlessly add informational text to your teaching.

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Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments

Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

October 22, 2013Authors: Tim ShanahanAnn Duffett "Most teachers believe that the new standards promise better learning for their students, and an overwhelming majority of teachers say that their schools have already made significant progress toward implementing the standards, including relevant curriculum changes and professional development."


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Mary Clark's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:31 PM

Reading through the findings from middle school ELA teachers, I see two key issues. The first  is not whether teachers are using complex texts, but whether they're using the exemplar texts from the CCSS.  Does it matter? Do you trust teachers to choose rigorous and challenging texts that may be more current (or interesting?)

 

Second, are other departments using informational text in a way that helps students develop close reading and critical thinking skills?  If students are studying The U.S. Constitution, but doing nothing more than rote memorization of The Bill of Rights, we can't claim students are doing close reading in social studies.  I still believe collaboration is the key to successfully teaching close reading and critical thinking.  

Mary Clark's curator insight, January 15, 6:34 AM

See my comments on an earlier scoop.  

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“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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