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Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction?

Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction? | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Do you teach non-fiction text structures? Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction? In welcoming the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), schools acro...

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Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading

Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
By making Thinking Notes, or metacognative markers, consistent between students when they are reading, you prepare them for a better discussion of the text. Watch how to use this simple strategy to help your students better understand texts.
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If Common Core is the What, Then What’s the How?

If Common Core is the What, Then What’s the How? | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

Before you read this post, take a moment to watch the following video depicting what our “standardized students” might do in a real-life situation, such as a job interview. Do click it ...


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Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

A simple use for Ctrl+F in finding and defining Tier 2 vocabulary words. This would be a great start for a lesson!


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Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education

Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

Strategies for introducing and teaching with informational text.


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Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet

Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to read the Common Core State Standards? Teaching Channel will help you. Here’s a video with a great presentation giving you the tools needed to read the Common Core and begin implementing the Core in your classroom.
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Generating Questions about a Text with the Common Core

Generating Questions about a Text with the Common Core | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Help All Kinds of Learners to Begin to Read Critically as They Ask Thoughtful Questions About Texts: Common Core Standards Lesson Plan Grade Five Reading...
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TAILORING THE TESTS TO SPECIAL NEEDS: QUESTIONS - 4LAKids

But those advocates are also watching to make sure that the designers of computer-adaptive tests—which are being created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to assess performance on the Common Core State Standards— understand that just...
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Common Core Wars: The English Teachers Strike Back - Blogcritics.org (blog)

Common Core Wars: The English Teachers Strike Back - Blogcritics.org (blog) | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Blogcritics.org (blog)Common Core Wars: The English Teachers Strike BackBlogcritics.org (blog)With the new Common Core State Standards now being recognized by forty-six states and three territories, there is a gradual awareness among non-educators...
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Common Core Assessments: Adaptive vs. Fixed Testing | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Common Core Assessments: Adaptive vs. Fixed Testing | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
As many states move to put in place online testing by the 2014-15 school year, at least 20 have indicated they plan to use new computer-adaptive versions of the tests.
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Non-fiction vs. fiction smackdown - Washington Post (blog)

The Sag Harbor ExpressNon-fiction vs. fiction smackdownWashington Post (blog)The new Common Core State Standards in 46 states and the District are designed to solve that problem.
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Turnitin Releases Common Core Rubrics as Free Educational Resource - IT News Online

Turnitin Releases Common Core Rubrics as Free Educational ResourceIT News OnlineOAKLAND, Calif., Oct.
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Recognizing Progress in Implementing the Common Core State Standards | Common Core Online

Recognizing Progress in Implementing the Common Core State Standards | Common Core Online | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards represent remarkable consensus among state leaders and the professional education community. Stakeholders from K-12 schools and districts, state education departments, institutions of ...
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Charlotte Danielson connects with #CommonCore | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Charlotte Danielson connects with #CommonCore | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Charlotte Danielson delivers one of the keynote speeches at Chancellor Walcott's Principal Conference on Saturday, June 4, 2011, talking about NYC's instructional…...
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New College Board Head Makes Underserved Top Priority - Education Week News

New College Board Head Makes Underserved Top Priority - Education Week News | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
New College Board Head Makes Underserved Top PriorityEducation Week News... are taking the test, I believe we cannot take comfort in that explanation,” said Mr.
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An Introduction to Analytical Text Structures #writing #ccss #ccchat #edchat

An Introduction to Analytical Text Structures #writing #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

Many students are used to writing narratives - stories, description, even poetry, but have little experience with analytical writing. This article is an introduction to six analytical text structures, useful across content areas.


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8 Strategies for Designing Lesson Plans to Meet the CCSS Opinion and Argument Writing Requirements > Eye On Education

You'll need to sign up to download the whitepaper, but it's worth your time.  The whitepaper describes the transition from persuasive to argument writing across grade levels.


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

Great tools for the writing anchor standard which requires students to use technology to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate wiht others!


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Ideas for Struggling Readers to Support CCSS Content Area Literacy Expectations: Define, Summarize, Compare

Ideas for Struggling Readers to Support CCSS Content Area Literacy Expectations: Define, Summarize, Compare | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

Peter Pappas provides 18 lessons organized by 1) comprehension strategy and 2) reader audience.

 

Teachers granted permission to modify and use in their specific subject areas with students struggling with Common Core reader tasks.


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New standards changing the way NY students learn - Wall Street Journal

New standards changing the way NY students learn - Wall Street Journal | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
New standards changing the way NY students learnWall Street JournalNew York is one of 45 states that have adopted the Common Core standards, a uniform set of benchmarks which include a dozen shifts in the way students are taught.
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Parents, teachers can now sample Common Core test questions - EdSource Today

Parents, teachers can now sample Common Core test questions - EdSource Today | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers can now sample Common Core test questionsEdSource TodaySmarter Balanced, the organization that is designing the Common Core assessments for California and two dozen other member states, released sample test items for parents and...
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Look, sound of classrooms to change under Common Core - OCRegister

Look, sound of classrooms to change under Common Core - OCRegister | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Blogcritics.org (blog)Look, sound of classrooms to change under Common CoreOCRegisterThe emphasis on understanding how many ways a problem can be solved isn't just a common-sense approach to teaching; it's part of the rollout of the new federal...
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10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News (blog)

10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning - Education Week News (blog) | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
10 Strategies to Promote Deeper LearningEducation Week News (blog)Writing the Core. Common Core State Standards are a big step forward toward deeper learning particularly the emphasis on text complexity and using evidence in writing.
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Expect More Achieve More

Expect More Achieve More | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @AveryTraceMS: Parents, check out the following website on some great information regarding Common Core State Standards, http://t.co/xnI0apou #ExpectMoreTN...
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Under the CCSS, building students' technological skills is a necessity

Under the CCSS, building students' technological skills is a necessity | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Students who get excited when they are told to put down their pencils and instead sit in front of a computer have much to look forward to as their schools implement the Common Core State Standards CCSS .
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