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Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts

Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts | Common Core | Scoop.it

by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts


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I recieved my copy two days ago.  I haven't started it yet, but after reading the review I can't wait!

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Small Steps for Differentiation: Same Task - Different Entry Points

Small Steps for Differentiation: Same Task - Different Entry Points | Common Core | Scoop.it
When thinking of differentiation in the classroom, it is easy to fall into the trap of putting pressure on ourselves to perfectly level activities for every student. My mind goes to having a rotate...
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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools | Common Core | Scoop.it
Natalie Franzi and Steve Figurelli detail ways to use five digital tools that promote authentic writing experiences for students.
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People BINGO: Math Style - A Great Back To School Math Activity

People BINGO: Math Style - A Great Back To School Math Activity | Common Core | Scoop.it
That first day of school is so full of jitters, for both the teacher and the students. Every time August hits and the weather changes I get that overwhelming feeling of uncertainty.  What is the ne...
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H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Burn This! Why the D.O.K. Wheel Does NOT Address Depth of Knowledge

H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Burn This! Why the D.O.K. Wheel Does NOT Address Depth of Knowledge | Common Core | Scoop.it
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What Happens When You Divide by Zero?

What Happens When You Divide by Zero? | Common Core | Scoop.it
This question got thrown out on Twitter the other day (full conversation here). It was something I had never thought about and struggled to think about where in our curriculum or standards it showe...
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What Does Rigor Mean? - Literacy Lines

What Does Rigor Mean? - Literacy Lines | Common Core | Scoop.it
Rigorous classrooms are needed to meet the requirements of the Common Core Standards and to prepare students for the demands of the world after high school. Read more!
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Rigor means attending to skills, understanding, and application. It doesn't mean harder or more homework!
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A Guide for Making Any Question an Essential Question

A Guide for Making Any Question an Essential Question | Common Core | Scoop.it
Use this simple guide to help you turn any basic non-essential question into an essential question for developing critical thinking skills.
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Motivate Writers with Authentic Audiences - Literacy Lines

Motivate Writers with Authentic Audiences - Literacy Lines | Common Core | Scoop.it
As societal shifts have increased the demand for writing skills, and the Common Core Standards have returned writing back to its equal place as an important partner to reading, increasing the amount of writing our students are doing has become a renewed focus in our schools. And it should be. College and career readiness favors …
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How to Determine Website Credibility [Rubric]

How to Determine Website Credibility [Rubric] | Common Core | Scoop.it
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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The Clothesline Number Line

The Clothesline Number Line | Common Core | Scoop.it
The other day Andrew tweeted this post about the use of the clothesline in math class...  "Clothesline is the master number sense maker." says @timsmccaffrey according to @MathProjects. Good call T...
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Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’ | Common Core | Scoop.it
One teacher is reframing how math is taught by focusing more on how students are thinking instead right or wrong answers.
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Give Them Something to Talk About-Promoting Student Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom

Give Them Something to Talk About-Promoting Student Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom | Common Core | Scoop.it
So, how do teachers develop lessons that promote discourse? One way is to transform daily classroom routines like bell ringers, homework revision, and lecture to intentionally include student disc...
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5 Reading Response Activities to Invite Higher Thinking

5 Reading Response Activities to Invite Higher Thinking | Common Core | Scoop.it
Marilyn Pryle shares five reading response activities to help students interact with texts in creative ways that require even higher levels of understanding.
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Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning

We want more people to see themselves as citizens of the web. The Mozilla Learning Network offers programs and a global community dedicated to helping people learn the most important skills of our age: the ability to read, write and participate in the digital world.
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Interdisciplinary Assessment: Combining Literacy, Science, and Mathematics

Interdisciplinary Assessment: Combining Literacy, Science, and Mathematics | Common Core | Scoop.it
Interdisciplinary Assessment: Combining Literacy, Science, and Mathematics by Michaela Duggan Every class at BCCS ends the year with a final. This year, I decided to try something different—instead...
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ASCD Express 10.19 - Five Principles for Formative Assessments That Fuel Feedback

ASCD Express 10.19 - Five Principles for Formative Assessments That Fuel Feedback | Common Core | Scoop.it
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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic | Common Core | Scoop.it
this list of literacy strategies
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Corroboration, Conflicting Sources, and Competing Narratives

Corroboration, Conflicting Sources, and Competing Narratives | Common Core | Scoop.it
Corroboration, Conflicting Sources, and Competing Narratives by Brooke Feldman Students often ask me, “how do we know what really happened?” As historians, we tackle this sophisticated question by ...
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3 Ways to Build Students’ Word Consciousness

3 Ways to Build Students’ Word Consciousness | Common Core | Scoop.it
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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