By organizing your instruction around focus, organization, support and elaboration, style, and conventions, you can help students become more effective writers and make your own job easier. BY KIM BOWEN AND KATHLEEN CALI
We teach children how to read books but not how to read their own writing…Unless we show children how to read their own writing, their work will not improve.” — Donald Graves, A Fresh Look at Writing
Namely, media specialists must be prepared to provide the necessary resources and learning opportunities for implementing the Common Core State Standards in their schools. The argument is that librarians/media ...
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. Here are 10 concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.1.
Education Week NewsStandards Backers Seek Out Support of ParentsEducation Week NewsA number of national organizations are churning out written and online materials, videos, and even public service announcements aimed at explaining the Common Core ...
My View: Myths on American schoolingCNN (blog)Today there is a major movement to improve the quality of mathematics and language arts curricula called the Common Core State Standards, which has been adopted by nearly every state.
Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it.
Common Core standards are game changers. Implementation of Common Core standards is not a light-switch change. Any new set of behaviors requires new information, skill development, authentic opportunities to practice with constructive feedback and support and healthy doses of persistence and patience.
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By Erik Robelen on September 26, 2012 3:40 PM. Tweet. For those readers who just can't get enough news and analysis about the Common Core State Standards, Education Week has unveiled a brand-new e-newsletter devoted to the topic.
"Close reading is an instructional approach that requires readers to re-read a text several times and really develop a deep understanding of the content contained in the text. The purpose is to build the habits of readers as they engage with the complex texts and to build their stamina and skills for being able to do so independently. However, close reading doesn’t mean that you simply distribute a complex reading and then exhort them to read it again and again until they understand it. As part of a close reading, students "read with a pencil" and learn to annotate as they go. In addition, they are asked text-dependent questions that require that they produce evidence from the text as part of their responses."
Five buzzwords you're likely to hear in education this school yearCNN (blog)Common Core State Standards, or CCSS or Common Core – a set of educational expectations, or benchmarks that was created by state leaders in education and government.
WCSH-TVCommon Core Reaches Into Science Classes, Survey FindsEducation Week News (blog)The Common Core State Standards aren't just changing instruction in math and English language/arts, a new survey data suggest.
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