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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | Common Core | Scoop.it
*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps - Join me! In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?
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Good suggestions for annotating texts, personally I like scrible better than diigo.  

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Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers (Library of Congress)

Student Discovery Sets - For Teachers (Library of Congress) | Common Core | Scoop.it
The new Library of Congress Student Discovery Sets bring together historical artifacts and one-of-a-kind documents on a wide range of topics, from history to science to literature.
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Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks | Next Generation Science Standards

Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks | Next Generation Science Standards | Common Core | Scoop.it

The Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks blend content, practices, and concepts from both the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards. Teachers across the disciplines have collaborated to write sample tasks, which are the result of a vision of integrating science, engineering, and mathematics in classroom assessment.

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Strengthening Lessons with a Student Work Protocol

Strengthening Lessons with a Student Work Protocol | Common Core | Scoop.it
With EQuIP's Student Work Protocol teachers are able to find ways to strengthen lesson plans. This protocol works in groups or on an individual basis. Watch how a group of teachers use the protocol for Math and ELA lessons.
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Cinematic Reading Frames: On Reading Archaic Primary Sources

Cinematic Reading Frames: On Reading Archaic Primary Sources | Common Core | Scoop.it
Cinematic Reading Frames: On Reading Archaic Primary Sources by Brooke Feldman Many of my students are struggling readers. Not only do many students read below grade level, but the added challenge ...
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Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests

Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests | Common Core | Scoop.it
Over the last few months I have worked with a number of high schools and middle schools where the grading and assessment practices simply do not work in a world of standards. The schools are not ma...
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The Art of Asking Questions

The Art of Asking Questions | Common Core | Scoop.it
At one time or another, most of us have been disappointed by the caliber of the questions students ask in class, online, or in the office. Many of them are such mundane questions: “Will material from the book be on the exam?” “How long should the paper be?” “Can we use Google to find references?” …
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How Do You Eat an Elephant? Preparing for PARCC Writing, Part 1

How Do You Eat an Elephant? Preparing for PARCC Writing, Part 1 | Common Core | Scoop.it
How Do You Eat an Elephant? Preparing for PARCC Writing, Part 1 by Megan Hyland This year, our students in grades 5-8 will take the PARCC exams in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math.  This a...
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Get Common Core Ready: Transfer Active Reading Strategies Online

Get Common Core Ready: Transfer Active Reading Strategies Online | Common Core | Scoop.it
I'm writing a series of blogs titled "Get Common Core Ready" that are inspired by my next book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology (to be published by Corwin in spring 2015). This first blog will focus on helping students to transfer their pen and paper annotation
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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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How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom - Green Light Professional Development

How to Use Backchannels in the Classroom - Green Light Professional Development | Common Core | Scoop.it
A backchannel is a digital conversation occurring in the background of a live event. Backchannels are a great classroom tool. Here's how to get started.
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Cutoff Scores Set for Common-Core Tests

Cutoff Scores Set for Common-Core Tests | Common Core | Scoop.it
More than half the students who take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test are expected to fall below the cutoffs for grade-level proficiency in English/language arts and mathematics.
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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Common Core | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.
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What Exactly IS Subitizing?

What Exactly IS Subitizing? | Common Core | Scoop.it
For a few years, I saw the word "subitizing" and I had no idea what it meant. It is one of those things where you don't know the word very well, but once it enters your consciousness, you start to ...
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Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions

Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Multiple-Choice Questions | Common Core | Scoop.it
Jim Sibley coaches teachers on the pitfalls to jump over in multiple choice writing in the following article for Faculty Focus.
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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | Common Core | Scoop.it
Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to pr
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Text-Review Group Shares First Look at Its Process

Text-Review Group Shares First Look at Its Process | Common Core | Scoop.it
At a weekend training held by EdReports.org, educators dig down to evaluate textbooks on their alignment with common standards.
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Shouting for Equivalence

Shouting for Equivalence by Bridget Adam The following reactions are no longer a surprise to me as I begin the year with my new 6th grade math students: In my years teaching, these interactions are...
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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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