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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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How to Determine Website Credibility [Rubric]

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This rubric inspired by a presentation on EasyBib takes you through a short but effective checklist for determining website credibility.
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These Dots Will Grow On You

These Dots Will Grow On You | Common Core | Scoop.it
Nearing the end of the Subitizing Series, I wanted to take time to detail a single math question, while placing an emphasis on noticing.  The result is the video below:  These Dots Will Grow on You...
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What Happened to the Scientific Method? - CORElaborate

What Happened to the Scientific Method? - CORElaborate | Common Core | Scoop.it
Like many teachers, I began the fall introducing my students to the scientific method. I even went a step further, trying to align myself with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and created an Engineering Design Process Chart with my students as well. We went through each step as we conducted investigations and solved design challenges. I was …
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Teaching American History

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Free e-book 50 Core American Documents.  Read the documents that shaped America.  

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Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words

Key to Vocabulary Gap Is Quality of Conversation, Not Dearth of Words | Common Core | Scoop.it
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
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How Student Mock Trial Improved Argumentative Writing

How Student Mock Trial Improved Argumentative Writing | Common Core | Scoop.it
Mackenzie Grate found mock trials a perfect vehicle to teach reading, speaking/listening & argumentative writing. Includes tips, downloads and lessons learned.
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Word Collecting - Literacy Lines

Word Collecting - Literacy Lines | Common Core | Scoop.it
I like to collect new words….. in fact, I have a large, glass jar on the top of my desk where I keep slips of paper with new words that cross my path. If a word catches my interest, I find and write its definition, use it in a sentence, and add this to a …
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8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun

8 Strategies to Keep Informational Reading Fun | Common Core | Scoop.it
Pique students' interest and excitement about informational reading by focusing their attention on how to use what they're learning rather than on how they're reading.
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Self-Assessment Questions for a Growth Mindset

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Here are some great self-assessment questions based on an infographic that features growth mindset principles.
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Teaching Strategies for Improving Algebra Knowledge in Middle and High School Students: What Works Clearinghouse

This practice guide provides three recommendations for teaching algebra to students in middle school and high school. Each recommendation includes implementation steps and solutions for common roadblocks. The recommendations also summarize and rate supporting evidence. This guide is geared toward teachers, administrators, and other educators who want to improve their students’ algebra knowledge.
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Top-Down Topic Webs - Literacy Lines

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A top-down topic web is one of the four student comprehension strategies from The Key Comprehension Routine.  It is a graphic organizer that presents topics and sub-topics in a hierarchical way, using varied shapes and placement on the page to represent the connections among the topics. Often in training I get the following question:  How …
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Achievethecore.org :: Fraction Concepts Mini-Assessment

Achievethecore.org :: Fraction Concepts Mini-Assessment | Common Core | Scoop.it
This mini-assessment is designed to illustrate some of the fraction concepts listed in clusters 4.NF.A and 4.NF.B, which set an expectation for students to deepen their understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering and to develop their understanding of operations on fractions.
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3 Ways to Build Students’ Word Consciousness

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3 Ways to Build Students’ Word Consciousness by Abi Frost Most teachers I know have a deep interest in words and academic language.  That’s probably why many of us became teachers— so we could expa...
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Video: Analyzing Texts with Storyboards

Video: Analyzing Texts with Storyboards | Common Core | Scoop.it
To create an authentic learning experience, English language arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has her students analyze a text from the perspective of a reality TV producer.
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Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises - The Hechinger Report

Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises - The Hechinger Report | Common Core | Scoop.it
It’s time to debunk the myths about who is good in math, and Common Core state standards move us toward this worthy goal. Mathematics and technology leaders support the standards because they are rooted in the new brain and learning sciences. All children are different in their thinking, strength and interests. Mathematics classes of the …
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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology | Common Core | Scoop.it
To assess your students' ongoing awareness of what and how they're learning, consider using cameras, screenshots, video, and screencasting as everyday classroom tools.
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Help All Student Readers Access Complex Texts

Help All Student Readers Access Complex Texts | Common Core | Scoop.it
Text complexity is an important part of the Common Core State Standards, so how can we help all students access complex texts? Ryan McCarty has some ideas.
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Lost in Translation: Why Success Criteria Is Important

A 15 minute Twitter chat revolving around 1 question seems like an easy task, but not when the moderator thinks it's a one-hour chat revolving around 6 questions. Success criteria is important for students and adults.
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Spotlight on Math: Strategies for Addressing the Most Challenging Math Standards - Statistics

Spotlight on Math: Strategies for Addressing the Most Challenging Math Standards - Statistics | Common Core | Scoop.it
By Mark W. Ellis - The key to supporting students in math standards involving statistics is to provide time to make sense of new concepts and relationships.
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SMP #8: Look For and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning - Heinemann

SMP #8: Look For and Express Regularity in Repeated Reasoning - Heinemann | Common Core | Scoop.it
By Max Ray (@maxmathforum) of the Math Forum, author of Powerful Problem Solving MEET GEORGE. He does his homework often, though he skips any problems that will take more than a few seconds to solve. On tests and quizzes, he gets almost every problem he attempts correct, though he’s been known to leave entire sections …
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SMP #7: Look For and Make Use Of Structure - Heinemann

SMP #7: Look For and Make Use Of Structure - Heinemann | Common Core | Scoop.it
By Paul Goldenberg, June Mark, and Jane Kang (@EDCtweets), Education Development Center, coauthors of Making Sense of Algebra Children naturally seek and make use of structure. It is one of the reasons why young children may say “foots” or “policemans,” which they have never heard from adults, instead of feet or policemen, which they do hear. …
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The Best Critical Thinking Questions For Engaging Students

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Here is a list of some of the most engaging critical thinking questions for students, based on two well-known lists of skills classification.
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Developing Systems to Encourage Reflection, Growth, and Mastery

Developing Systems to Encourage Reflection, Growth, and Mastery | Common Core | Scoop.it
Developing Systems to Encourage Reflection, Growth, and Mastery by Michaela Duggan In her recent post, Bridget Adam talked about a tracking system she was implementing. In science we use a similar ...
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