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Social Studies: Resources for Aligning to the Common Core

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5 Top Resources for Aligning Your Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core   Social studies supervisors and teachers across the country are revising their unit plans to meet their state’s…...

 

These are GREAT resources-DBQs, pre made units, and more.


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A Guide to the On-Line Primary Sources of the Salem Witch Trials

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Great collection of primary sources about the Salem Witch Trials!

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DBQ Lessons

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Great collection of primary source documents relating to the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Common Core Skills: Deeper Reading - Critical Thinking

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Lessons and resources for teachers to implement the Common Core standards - literacy, critical thinking - DBQ for elementary, middle, high school
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This whole site is a great resource! Great powerpoint on DBQs for students, great lesson plans, and more. Focuses on, as the title implies, deeper reading.

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How to Shift from Teaching Persuasion to Teaching Argument > Eye On Education

How to Shift from Teaching Persuasion to Teaching Argument > Eye On Education | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it
Persuasive writing has been very popular in ELA classrooms in recent years. During a persuasive writing unit, students are typically asked to write ...
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As Common Core shifts writing methodology, teaching arguments will be new to some teachers. This post shares some differences between teaching persuasion and argument and what this means for the classroom.

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Simplifying Text Complexity via Teaching Channel

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Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.

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Excellent video with thorough explanation of text complexity. It's very approachable, would be great for staff development.

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teaching teachers Common Core ELA

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Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners

Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

Excellent resource! Lots of generic graphic organizers for students to organize thinking.  Colorful PDFs you can download and type directly in to the boxes.  Look forward to using this with classes!

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Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom

Teachers Guide to The Use of Twitter in Classroom | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

 

I love this! Thanks for sharing.

 

"As you know Twitter has made such a big jump from just a social network where people get to share their mundane activities to a rigorous learning and teaching activitiy. The potential of Twitter is even way bigger than we might think and I personally depend a lot on it for my professional development. Anyway, to bring you closer to how you can leverage this social media tool in your classroom and to help you learn more about the essentials of 'educational tweeting' I would recommend that you have a look at the guide below .

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/09/teachers-guide-to-use-of-twitter-in.html

 


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Social Studies: Resources for Aligning to the Common Core

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5 Top Resources for Aligning Your Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core   Social studies supervisors and teachers across the country are revising their unit plans to meet their state’s…...

 

These are GREAT resources-DBQs, pre made units, and more.


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PISA - Measuring student success around the world

A test the whole world can take... It's a breathtaking concept -- but for the OECD, it's a very real way of finding out how well-prepared today's students ar...

 

Ahhh...now I understand!


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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators - Online Colleges

50 Important Links for Common Core Educators - Online Colleges | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it
Many teachers still have a lot of questions about what Common Core will mean for them; these resources are a good place to look for answers.
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Informational Text Worksheets & Activities

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Quickly find informational text worksheets from thousands of teacher-reviewed worksheets to help you inspire student learning.

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Handouts | huffenglish.com

These are PDF handouts for the high school English classroom. They are generic enough to be reused but specific enough for quality evaluation. Check them out!


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Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

This is a great perspective on teaching and assessment. Have we created a monster?

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Debating Problems in History

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This provides a great resource for teachers looking to incorporate primary sources in to the study of the United States involvement in World War II. Courtesy of UC Berkeley

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Joe Webb's curator insight, June 9, 2013 1:17 PM

share as sample for edTPA lesson plans

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toolkit09e.pdf

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This is an awesome collection of reading strategies. The document begins by describing different types of struggling readers and identifies a grouping of strategies later in the booklet. 

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Connie Wise's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:51 PM
18 strategies to help struggling readers--50 page pdf
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How to Integrate Document-Based History with the Common Core » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas

How to Integrate Document-Based History with the Common Core » Copy / Paste by Peter Pappas | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it
The four key elements for building critical thinking and close reading skills in history and social studies. Plus 61 pages of historic media.
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Great resource for teachers struggling with integrating texts into their classroom.  Attention social studies teachers!

 

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Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips

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A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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This vocabulary strategy provides students with a tangible way to understand new vocabulary terms. 

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Charlene Heidewald Wagner's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:01 PM

Vocab strategy 

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Great for teaching nuances in meaning. 

debbie thomas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:26 PM

This is another way to think about word gradients.

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Fried Technology: What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"?

Fried Technology: What's the Difference Between "Doing Projects" and "Project Based Learning"? | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

Great, explicit look at the way project pedagogy is changing.

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Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers. With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures.

Following a couple of requests we have updated these so that you can now add in your own newspaper name.

A few different types of newspapers are included in the template.

These spoof newspaper templates could have many uses, including college and school projects and fun cards to send news to your friends and family. You could make a nice news magazine using the template.

The template is also available in portrait (vertical) format and our latest template in the series the Magazine PowerPoint

 

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http://www.presentationmagazine.com/editable-powerpoint-newspapers-407.htm


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text-complex-literary-texts.pdf

Rubric for evaluating text complexity. The first time I've seen complex texts outlined so explicitly. Really explains a lot!


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A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core

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A librarian’s ability to find quality texts, like all good magic acts, blends art and science to amaze the audience. We can accomplish things with Google and databases that exceed the ability of the average user. But should we keep this magic to ourselves?


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Evernote as a Formative Assessment Tool | Highlander Institute

Evernote as a Formative Assessment Tool | Highlander Institute | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

Evernote as a Formative Assessment Tool http://t.co/4QgeNLcJ via @zite #fhucid #eLearning #fhuedu320 ~ for @MSMatters followers...


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Attacking the Common Core Standards: Informational Texts-Part One | Secondary Solutions

Attacking the Common Core Standards: Informational Texts-Part One | Secondary Solutions | Common Core Library Resources | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards are quickly becoming a reality for the vast majority of the country. Many teachers in the U.S. are being faced with the task of aligning teaching materials to the Common Core Standards beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.


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The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'

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Why the Common Core Standards and The New York Times are perfect together, and a list of all our favorite literacy strategies for before, during and after reading a Times article with students. Bookmark this one!

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Caliterate's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:45 PM

This activities could be incorporated from the LA Times, magazine subscriptions, and local newspapers as well.

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Digging Deeper Into the Common core: Text Complexity

From April, 2012 Adolescent Literacy in Perspective


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