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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, October 4, 2013 6:01 PM

Indeed, students do turn to Google first. Teacher Librarians however, need to be directing students to other suitable search engines for their research.

kathyvsr's curator insight, October 5, 2013 7:28 AM

Essential questions are explored.

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A nice blend of different levels for student engagement.

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Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading

Text to Text: A Strategy for Common Core Close Reading | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it

A CCSS strategy for comparing two written texts that speak to each other. Includes graphic organizers and 3 sample lessons.


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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: School librarians have knowledge to share

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: School librarians have knowledge to share | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
SchoolCIO Advisors Blog
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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: School librarians have knowledge to share
A challenge to every librarian or supervisor of librarians to take a proactive stand to share information resources, search tools and, of course, book information with their staff between now and the end of Connected Educator Month in October to help ensure that librarians retain their rightful place as valued members of the educational team.

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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.
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FREE iPad apps--Love ThingLink!  Knowmia Teach--helpful to new tech teachers!  Looking at Mindomo now!

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CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project

CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
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"Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core."

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A Good Visual Featuring 6 Assessment Types

A Good Visual Featuring 6 Assessment Types | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it

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Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 1, 2013 1:25 PM

Clarity on a topic that often has terms that have confused meaning.

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Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction | Scholastic.com

Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction  | Scholastic.com | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
Think informational text = boring? Reinvent your reading lessons with dinosaurs, artists, and geologists!
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What is informational text?
"Common Core uses “informational text” as another term for “nonfiction text.”

 

This category includes historical, scientific, and technical texts that provide students with factual information about the world. Typically, they employ structures ... and ... also contain text features. 

 

Because of their narrative structures, biographies and autobiographies do not look like other nonfiction texts. In fact, they are often classified as literary nonfiction. But the Common Core considers them to be informational text as well. 

 

Another category of informational texts includes directions, forms, and information contained in charts, graphs, maps, and digital resources. Simply put, if students are reading it for the information it contains, it’s informational text. "

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Responsibility vs Accountability

Responsibility vs Accountability | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
If learners take responsibility for their learning, they will be more motivated to learn. If teachers are accountable for their learning, then there is no reason to be motivated other than for a grade.

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My goal is always to encourage students to take ownership of their learning.  What you learn is yours-- it can't be taken away!

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:10 PM

Responsibility means a moral obligation and something taken upon one's self.

Accountability is more of a social contract or social obligation. Accountability can be measurable. If teachers are accountable for their learners' learning, then why would learners feel responsible for their own learning?


When learners feel a sense of ownership, they want to engage in academic tasks and persist in learning. If teachers and learners are learners first, then responsibility comes with being a learner. Learners of all ages become responsible for their learning when they own and drive their learning.

So what is it? Teachers and learners need to be accountable for their own learning by taking responsibility for their learning. What do you see as the difference between accountability and responsibility?

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SmartBlog on Education - Are we creating readers or scavengers? - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Are we creating readers or scavengers? - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it

Concerning Common Core: "However, when students are asked to “supply evidence from the text” on an assessment, it doesn’t necessarily mean that students will understand, or even consider, what was read. “Supplying” something is much less intensive than “explaining,” and much, much less intensive than “creating.” Yet, much of the sample and real questions I’ve seen ask students to respond to a prompt by supplying (or “using;” whatever that means) evidence from the text. Even local assessments that our districts are creating appeal to students to “find” evidence, without necessarily encouraging them to “think” about it."

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Thinking--add extensions to "scavenger" activities to be sure students use the information they find.  Still important to utilize text features but to keep open mind when searching.

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Common Core State Standards: A Good Fit for Gifted Education? | ASCD Inservice

Common Core State Standards: A Good Fit for Gifted Education? | ASCD Inservice | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
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How the ‘Big6’ can aid in Common Core implementation | eSchool News

With implementation of the Common Core State Standards under way, a method known as the Big6 can help ensure that a curriculum put in place to meet the standards is rich in information, problem-solving, and decision-making, its creators say.

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An Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum

RT @anitrabutler: Writing Across the Curriculum...The necessity of interdisciplinary WAC instruction http://t.co/i976Df2nLb #PARCCELC

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:50 AM

Although this website is intended for university instructors, the advice given fully applies to middle and high school teachers as well.

Matt Weld's curator insight, October 24, 2013 4:44 PM

Never too much writing in school!

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NEA Policy, Parent, Teacher, and Resource Page for Common Core State Standards

NEA Policy, Parent, Teacher, and Resource Page for Common Core State Standards | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
What will better equip students for #college & careers in a global economy? http://t.co/K3p4bH1RlB #CommonCore

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Formative assessment - Google Drive

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54 great ideas for assessment

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Jill Rocksund's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:29 PM

Great ideas!  (awkward format....)

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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:24 AM

Common core standards for Library Media Specialists: important role of LMS in education

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Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities

Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it

From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.


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The Common Core Toolkit from Burkins & Yaris

The Common Core Toolkit from Burkins & Yaris | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
In this post, we present readers with a revised version of the Illustrated Common Core complete with the periodic table of the Common Core standards and several tools for making implementation easier!

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Sharon Edwards's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:08 PM

Burkins and Yaris thoughtfully consider three things:

helping teachers teach;

helping students and teachers learn;

finding and utilizing resources that produce the learning.

 

Daily blog well worth the few minutes of reading!

Peg Gillard's curator insight, August 1, 2013 9:53 AM

Looks like a great resource for Elementary ELA teachers.

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Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love

Teach Informational Texts Alongside The Literature You Love | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English teachers feeling like their literature is under attack, but students fall in love with stories.
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"There is nothing in the Common Core that says we have to lose our stories. What has been interesting for me is to change my approach to teaching literature. Now,  I ground the stories we read into real world events and issues so students see those connections more visibly. This is a great way to pull in those complex nonfiction pieces and use them to deepen our students understanding of the novels, plays and poetry they read in English."

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:34 PM

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Catlin Tucker The Common Core places new emphasis on the importance of reading and analyzing complex nonfiction and informational texts. This has many English teachers feeling like their literature is under attack, but students fall in love with stories. We don’t need to lose our stories in our transition to the Common Core. Each week, I do “story time” with my high school students. They sit on the floor and I read them a children’s story. At the beginning of the year, they think I am nuts. In fact, one students said in his evaluation of the class, “I think story time was the most enjoyable [class routine]. At the beginning of the year I thought it was really weird that we were doing it when we were students in high school, but now I’m really happy that we do it because its a great way to end the class after a long day.” Another student gushed, ”I LOVED story time, it made me feel like I was back in Kindergarten, it was always something I looked forward to at the end of the class!” Clearly, students of all ages love stories. There is nothing in the Common Core that says we have to lose our stories. What has been interesting for me is to change my approach to teaching literature. Now, I ground the stories we read into real world events and issues so students see those connections more visibly. This is a great way to pull in those complex nonfiction pieces and use them to deepen our students understanding of the novels, plays and poetry they read in English. My suggestion is to pair each title you teach with a “nonfiction focus.” For example, when we read To Kill a Mockingbird at the start of the year, I selected the death penalty as our nonfiction focus. I pulled in a variety of digital texts related to the death penalty. We read, analyzed and discussed everything from the morality of killing people to the cost of executing prisoners to racial inequality in the justice system. It definitely encouraged students to think about the Tom Robinson trial in the novel more carefully. The beauty of digital texts is it is easier than ever to connect students with the most updated and relevant information online to introduce a variety of nonfiction and informational texts. When we read The Joy Luck Club, we focused on parenting styles and how cultural norms impact parenting decisions.

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On Shortcuts, Quick Fixes and Why They Often Don't Work

On Shortcuts, Quick Fixes and Why They Often Don't Work | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it

"In almost every case, the teachers had offered students strategies for summarizing or finding the main idea, which often involved looking for topic sentences or repeated key words, as many a classroom chart advises. Some also taught students how to use text features to predict what information they’d find, which we could also call a strategy. These strategies, however, were in fact shortcuts; they offered students ways of synthesizing a text without actually reading it carefully and thoughtfully. And as the teachers shared anecdotes and student work, what seemed clear was that too often those strategies simply wound up backfiring."

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Look for the "holes in the cheese"--"places where a nonfiction author doesn’t spell everything out, but rather relies on us, as readers, to connect the dots of facts together to figure something out."

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10 Thoughts On Engagement In eLearning | The Upside Learning Blog

10 Thoughts On Engagement In eLearning | The Upside Learning Blog | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
There was quite a debate within the Upside instructional design team about what constitutes Engagement in an eLearning module. When asked what engagement is,
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Thought provoking--what is "engagement?"

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wwwatanabe: Internet Search to address Common Core

wwwatanabe: Internet Search to address Common Core | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
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Internet Search to address Common Core 

The Common Core ELA Writing Standard 8 requires students to navigate the Internet for research and evaluate the validity of the sites to support their claims. The introduction to this starts in Kindergarten and progresses each year.

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Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity

Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity | Common Core Oklahoma | Scoop.it
Common Core: 5 Technology Tools To Measure Text Complexity
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