“ This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers' Associations journal. Before we get started… Wait ...”
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By Mel Riddile, Associate Director of High School Services at the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP) Principal leadership matters--perhaps now more than ever before.
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Common core standards and the school library media center #ccss #commoncore #schools #school #library #librarians #education #edu #educhat #edchat (Common core standards and the school library media center #ccss #commoncore #schools #school #librar...
“ Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.”
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“DURHAM, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 10, 2013) - MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework for Reading, has witnessed a substantial increase in the number of publishers providing Lexile® measures for their books as a result of the...”
Despite its great promise, the Common Core is unlikely to be the "game changer" our policymakers hope it will be unless sensitive and skillful leadership is provided to shepherd the profound changes necessary. Undoubtedly, that leadership will have to come from principals who must take the lead in helping teachers and students meet the challenge of elevated expectations.The challenge for principals goes far beyond managing building and personnel effectively.
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“ The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments”
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“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...”
Annotation: What is it?At it simplest form, mark-ups on a text. A reading strategy as old as texts themselves. Yet at its most useful annotation is more purposeful coding rather than mark-ups dotting a page (Fisher and Frey, 2011).
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Newsday Are Common Core Standards 'Dumbing Down' Education? No! Huffington Post It's hard to keep track of all the half-truths and untruths swirling around the new Common Core State Standards that 45 states are putting in place.