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NEW RELEASE: Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique Grades 9-12!

These literacy units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the CCSS: making evidence-based claims about complex texts.


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Common Core | Scoop.it
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Pennsylvania Department of Educatio Standards Aligned System

Pennsylvania Curriculum Framework 

The Curriculum Framework specifies what is to be taught for each subject in the curriculum. In Pennsylvania, Curriculum Frameworks include Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions aligned to Standards and Assessment Anchors and, where appropriate, Eligible Content.

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New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Common Core | Scoop.it
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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nothing Gold Can Stay | Common Core | Scoop.it
 Nothing Gold Can Stay by Kathleen Stern Recently, I revamped a poetry analysis lesson using feedback from the other Transition Fellows. I asked my seventh grade students to analyze the poem “Nothi...
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Common Core: Students Explore Academic Vocabulary

Common Core: Students Explore Academic Vocabulary | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards state that college and career ready students must, "acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words."  In addition, students need to "demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to
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TurnOnCCMath.net!

Welcome to TurnOnCCMath.net!  The GISMO research team at North Carolina State University has developed 18 learning trajectories that unpack the K-8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics from the standpoint of student learning, and elaborate the underlying scientific research in mathematics education. The hexagon map illustrates these learning trajectories, standard by standard.  Clicking on a hexagon or a trajectory takes you to detailed descriptors that articulate students' progression from prior knowledge and naïve conceptions to more sophisticated mathematical concepts and reasoning. 

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Leveled reading: The making of a literacy myth | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Leveled reading: The making of a literacy myth | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Common Core | Scoop.it
Among opponents of the Common Core, one of the more popular targets of vitriol is the standards’ focus on improving literacy by introducing higher levels of textual complexity into the instructional mix.
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Reading Like a Historian: Text, (Math) Textbooks, and Ideology

Reading Like a Historian: Text, (Math) Textbooks, and Ideology | Common Core | Scoop.it
Reading Like a Historian: Text, (Math) Textbooks, and Ideology Textbooks as History As a historian, analyzing textbooks from different places and time periods is fascinating to me. I love being abl...
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Dan Meyer's 3 Act Maht

Dan Meyer's 3 Act Maht | Common Core | Scoop.it
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Dan Meyer's blog and google doc has several resources for math including his 3 act math resources.  

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Free Ebooks from the Library of Congress Put History in Students’ Hands | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Free Ebooks from the Library of Congress Put History in Students’ Hands | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Common Core | Scoop.it
As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and analyze some of its most valuable treasures--all via a new set of free interactive ebooks for iPads.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Close Reading Strategies, Rubrics, and Sample Assessments for History Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Close Reading Strategies, Rubrics, and Sample Assessments for History Teachers | Common Core | Scoop.it
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Common Core | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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Observation Challenge: What Do You Hear (Part One of Three)

Observation Challenge: What Do You Hear (Part One of Three) | Common Core | Scoop.it
In this series, we’ll look at one lesson three ways. We hope these exercises help hone your skills and translate what you’re learning on Tch to your own practice.
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50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Common Core | Scoop.it
Google for Education: Teacher Academy
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At the Core of Common Core: Fostering Academic Language in Every Lesson for Every Student (#CoreMatters)

At the Core of Common Core:  Fostering Academic Language in Every Lesson for Every Student (#CoreMatters) | Common Core | Scoop.it
The following blog post is another in the Alliance’s “Core of the Matter” blog series focusing on the...
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Math is Messy!

Math is Messy! | Common Core | Scoop.it
Today I filled in for a teacher who had to be out suddenly. It was so exciting! I've been coaching now for several months and I was anxious to slip back into teacher mode. These were fourth graders...
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Sue Thuma's curator insight, October 17, 10:31 AM

And this is how math should look!  Love the sharing of strategies!

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15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents

15 Apps and Websites for Primary Source Documents | Common Core | Scoop.it
It's so important to include primary sources in your English Language Arts and content area instruction.  Whether you're doing a close reading of a text or drawing conclusions from a photograph the...
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Library of Congress Primary Source Sets for the K-2 Classroom | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Library of Congress Primary Source Sets for the K-2 Classroom | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Common Core | Scoop.it
Did you know that the Library of Congress has three primary source sets that were designed with the early elementary grades in mind?
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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Common Core | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social...
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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills | Common Core | Scoop.it
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...
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Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs

Urban Districts Develop Common-Core Guide for Teaching ELLs | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Council of the Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.
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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher | Common Core | Scoop.it
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …
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The Mathematics of Hope

Here is a new paper  published by Heinemann with some important ideas about mathematics messages and the opening of tasks. Mathematics of Hope Paper

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Common Core | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Common Core | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.
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