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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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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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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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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