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Common Core Standards: Not your parents way of learning

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Common Core Standards are
not how today's moms and dads learned the foundation for their
basic skills.

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Explicit or Inference? | On the Web with Roz Linder

Explicit or Inference? | On the Web with Roz Linder | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

This is such a great visual for all grade levels to use. When students have book talks and really dig into a text, I like to eavesdrop on their conversations, interjecting to ask if they information they shared or discussed was explicit or the inferred. Students immediately look at the chart and I can also see their brains checking off the characteristics of each. This really takes something that feels abstract and makes it much more tangible and easy to quantify.


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Reading Standard Two: Simple MS & ES Anchor Chart

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One of the big challenges for students is being able to understand what “develop” means in reference to a text. These five simple questions encourage students to consider not just the main/central ideas, but the supporting details, how the ideas evolved over time, and what messages may have been woven throughout.

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Informational Texts and Kindergarten Language Convention Standards

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Guest blogger Dana Lester presents some ideas on using informational texts for kindergarten language conventions.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 12, 4:26 PM

Great ideas here! I've suggested similar approaches to my primary grade teachers, so really pleased to hear about the success in a real classsroom!

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Common Core Gains New Ally - TFA

COMMON CORE GAINS AN ALLY: Teach for America plans to come out in support of the Common Core today by urging the states that have adopted the standards to stick with it, despite the loud and passionate opposition. TFA co-CEOs Elisa Villanueva Beard and Matthew Kramer said they joined Team Core because they have "seen firsthand how children (and adults) rise to meet higher expectations." TFA recruits will be trained on Common Core materials in at least some regions this summer. But the group is being careful not to alienate states that haven't adopted the standards - or that are thinking of pulling out. The CEOs' statement notes that they support other standards, too, "as long as they are truly college- and career-ready."


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OpenEd - Largest K-12 OER. Quarter Million Common Core Videos and Games.

OpenEd - Largest K-12 OER. Quarter Million Common Core Videos and Games. | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it
Largest collection of K-12 videos, games and assessments for all Common Core State Standards, flipped classroom LMS. All open source and Open API.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:21 PM

This is an world class STEM based teaching and learning resources site.

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Going Mobile: $76k Grant Provides Oak View With Technology Devices - Patch.com

Going Mobile: $76k Grant Provides Oak View With Technology Devices Patch.com 'The goal of the additional technology and software is to provide for reinforcement, practice and increased engagement with the Common Core English Language Arts...
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Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today

Common Core could help U.S. scores rise on international test | EdSource Today | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

The Common Core standards, which 45 states and Washington, D.C., have adopted, could be the cure to United States’ mediocre math scores on PISA.

 

At least that’s a conclusion in an assessment of the latest American scores on the international test of 15-year-olds in 65 nations, whose results were released this week. The 10-page analysiswas prepared by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development; its education administrator, Andreas Schleicher is a big fan of the Common Core.

 

“The analysis suggests that a successful implementation of the Common Core standards would yield significant performance gains also in PISA,” concluded the report.

 

That’s because the standards address the key weaknesses that the 2012 assessment of just over 6,000 students in 161 randomly selected schools across America revealed.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, December 12, 2013 5:23 AM

The standards are a "start" but an effective assessment is next. We can't talk about standards without the assessment. Only after those two are in place can we start talking about curriculum.

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Core2Class: Why I Support Common Core

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Despite the limitations of CCSS, my reading and analysis of the standards and consortia assessments leads me to stand in support of them.  Different than some, I’ve come to this way of thinking not primarily because of the myriad policy implications that exist in having a set of "national" standards, but more importantly because of the benefit this standards AND assessment framework can have on the quality of teaching and learning in Indiana’s schools.


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Tackling Informational Text:You Want Me to Read What?!

Tackling Informational Text:You Want Me to Read What?! | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

"Arguments against the wide use of informational text with students lack an evidentiary foundation and ignore the reading demands that students will face in college and the workplace. The argument for informational texts is not that students should read more information and less literature but that they surely should read more of both (Jago, 2013). Righting the current imbalance will simply require increases in the reading of information."


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Mary Clark's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:08 PM

This makes me think of all those 1st and 2nd grade boys who wanted to check out stacks of nonfiction, only to be told they had to start reading chapter books.  Sweet redemption for them, if they haven't already lost all enthusiasm for reading.  Key takeaway--read, then read more!

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Narrative Summary Mad Libs | On the Web with Roz Linder

Narrative Summary Mad Libs | On the Web with Roz Linder | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it
I am always searching for a way to provide support for students who struggle. How can I build in scaffolds to help them feel successful and help them to gradually become more independent with their reading and writing?
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The efforts of hardworking teachers: the Common Core’s best kept secret

Recent articles detailing Common Core implementation in 26 Northeast Ohio districts are a must-read primer on what's really going on in classrooms in preparation for Ohio's new academic standards.


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Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make it Yours

Twitter Is My Teacher Superpower: 5 Steps to Make it Yours | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it
I wholeheartedly believe that joining fellow educators on Twitter will impact you and your classroom more than you think.
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You guys know that I love Twitter for PD and collaboration. Glad to see others writing more about this!

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Reconstructing College Readiness | David Conley

Reconstructing College Readiness | David Conley | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

Then there’s David Conley. His life’s work has been to research college readiness and related policy issues. For decades he's asked, "What does it take to make students succeed in college?" A renowned policy analyst and researcher, David is Professorof educational policy and leadership at the University of Oregon and the CEO and CSO of the educational policy group, Educational Policy Improvement Center.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:30 PM

Conley's latest book, Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core (2013) describes how he believes we can help students acquire the research skills they will need to navigate an increasingly crowded, complicated, and confusing web of information so they will succeed in college and in their careers.

Tanya Spillane's curator insight, December 8, 2013 7:10 PM

Very interesting!

 

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Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom

Teaching the Essential Skills of the Mobile Classroom | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

Think back 20 years. Pay phones still worked, and only doctors carried pagers. Laptops weighed as much as bowling balls, and few of us had Internet access. In fact, much of what we now consider commonplace -- Google, email, WiFi, texting -- was not even possible. If that was 20 years ago, where are we going in the next 20?

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How states can support adoption of a content-rich curriculum without mandating one

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Pop quiz! Which of the following statements is in the Common Core State Standards?
(a) Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge.

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Building Blocks of an Argument | On the Web with Roz Linder

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When evaluating the strength of an argument, students are often told to examine the supporting details. The challenge with this directive is that many students are unclear what supporting details really look like. This chart serves as a visual to help students see six specific ways that an author might use to support an argument. This helps students to hone in and look for specific elements within text.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 9, 10:03 AM

Great visual! I would add one more building block: logic....which may be the mortar for all the bricks.

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14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents

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14 Free Resources for Primary Source Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/baSVerjHkC

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Shakespeare Library of Resources at Share My Lesson

Shakespeare Library of Resources at Share My Lesson | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

Download free teacher resources, lesson plans, student activities & educational worksheets for K-12 students aligned to Common Core State Standards - including math, English language arts, science & foreign languages.


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 20, 2013 11:58 AM

Folger Library: need I say more? Lessons, clips, prompts aligned to the Common Core and ready to go...

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it

One of my goals is to weave digital tools into the Common Core to design flexible, student driven learning experiences that are Above the Line as defined by the SAMR model. While this might sound like a mouthful of EdTech, I assure you that combining all that is on our crowded plates is far better than tackling each individual initiative in isolation. This idea is supported by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.


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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

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Feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of dense information out there about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? You're not alone. Here's Edutopia's guide to resources that will help you make sense of it all.

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SaraKLMS's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:25 PM

Gazillions of links

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How a Game Design Unit Invigorated a Reluctant Writer | MiddleWeb

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A MiddleWeb Blog     By Kevin Hodgson Note: This post is adapted from a vignette I shared during the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Meeting...

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Teacher describes how one unit hooked a reluctant writer
An assignment that linked to a sixth-grade student's interest -- video games -- taught a reluctant writer to engage in and value writing, teacher Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post. Hodgson notes that a video-game design unit required students to write narrative scenes and detailed instructions on how to play a video game. "It was as if some light suddenly went off in his head about the writing act and he was full-in," Hodgson writes. MiddleWeb/Working Draft blog (12/1)

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Creating a Custom Reading Experience with Mobile Devices

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I'll admit it. At the end of the day, I like to read books -- the paper kind. Twitter alerts and email don't randomly pop up when I read a hardcover book, nor does the lure of checking "one more thin

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Heather Peretz's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:48 PM

Reading has become accessible to even the most challenged students. When reading on a mobile device so many barriers are removed for students. 

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How the Common Core is Changing How Kids Learn in English Class

How the Common Core is Changing How Kids Learn in English Class | Common Core Made Easy | Scoop.it
The new Common Core standards that Ohio and other states have adopted mean students will read more non-fiction in English classes--though fiction isn't going away entirely.

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Why I believe in the Common Core

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New York Daily News Why I believe in the Common Core New York Daily News This week, I'll be attending a New York City town hall meeting in support of the Common Core standards on behalf of the 5,000 children at the 20 public charter schools in...


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K-8 Passages by Lexile Level

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ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!


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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:42 AM

Readworks.org offers access to a variety of passages and question sets when you register.