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Common Core Text Exemplars: Summer Reading for Teachers | EDSITEment

This list of EDSITEment resources includes lessons, websites, interactives, and featured articles aligned to the ELA, Common Core State Standards text exemplars.
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Janet Alvarez's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:04 AM

This site is for Middle and High School teachers.

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Collection of resources for educators that are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards
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Loved that Lesson!

Loved that Lesson! | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

From the first day of school, I try to put students in situations where they are challenged and need to "persevere" to get to the finish line--and they need a lot of coaching along the way.  

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Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking

Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
It's no secret that fractions are a very difficult concept for students to understand.  But why is that?
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"These new (#CommonCore) tests look different than what we’re used to."

"These new (#CommonCore) tests look different than what we’re used to." | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

These new tests look different than what we’re used to, and have tremendous potential to address many of the biggest problems with standardized tests. It’s critical that we stay focused on the long game here, because in the short-term, implementation is going to get messy.


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Smarter Balanced - Student Tools - Training Video

The following video will teach students how to use the Universal Tools they will see in the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment. This is a brief description...
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How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.
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Book Study Monday: Teaching Numeracy, Critical Habits 1 & 2

Book Study Monday: Teaching Numeracy, Critical Habits 1 & 2 | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
When we monitor our comprehension in literacy, we pay attention to whether or not we are understanding what we are reading.  The same must happen in a mathematics classroom.
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Ten Resources To Support a Deeper Understanding of the Common Core State Standards

Ten Resources To Support a Deeper Understanding of the Common Core State Standards | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
 
In 2014, the Common Core State Standards are being attacked by politicians, parents, business leaders, civic organizations, and religious groups.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Locate & Distribute CCSS-Aligned Practice Quizzes With CK-12 Edmodo Apps

Free Technology for Teachers: Locate & Distribute CCSS-Aligned Practice Quizzes With CK-12 Edmodo Apps | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

The CK-12 Math Edmodo app and the CK-12 Science Edmodo app provide libraries of quizzes that cover middle and high school science and mathematics concepts. Practice quizzes are posted as assignments and your students' scores automatically show up in your Edmodo Gradebook.

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Real World Math: NFL Draft

Real World Math: NFL Draft | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Some good real world math and college & career readiness lessons here! For the accompanying informational article, use this link: http://www.recruit757.com/nfl-draft-many-players-make-big-time/

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School CIO: It’s Bigger Than the Backbone: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for CCSS Assessments | Tech Learning

School CIO: It’s Bigger Than the Backbone: 4 Steps to Prepare Teachers for CCSS Assessments | Tech Learning | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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Tell Your Kids To Play More Video Games

Tell Your Kids To Play More Video Games | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Kids can and should use the right kinds of video games to learn. 
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Common Core Math Can Be Rigorous AND Fun

Common Core Math Can Be Rigorous AND Fun | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Performance tasks, especially when it is something that they care about, can be very motivating. They require complex math, but they are also FUN. 

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Salute: A Great Math Fact Card Game! - Teaching in the Early Years

Salute: A Great Math Fact Card Game! - Teaching in the Early Years | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

 Salute can be used to reinforce addition/subtraction or multiplication/division. I recommend starting with addition/subtraction, even if you are teaching an older grade.


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Sue Thuma's curator insight, April 16, 8:21 PM

Cute idea to promote fluency!

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Teaching

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Brenda Kovich discusses Common Core State Standards for Language 4.2 (L.4.2), including teaching kids to quote in her blog.
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What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom - NPR

What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom - NPR | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom
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The Common Core State Standards in reading and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
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How Tests Make Us Smarter

How Tests Make Us Smarter | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Low-stakes quizzing helps people retain more of what they learn.
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What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators?

What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators? | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

When content and process expertise are combined, we will pave the way for achieving the high expectations of the Common Core.

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Math Apps and Games We Like

Math Apps and Games We Like | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

There are lots of math apps and games out there, but many of them are not good. A lot of them ask you to do lots  of calculations and encourage you to do them fast, which we know can be damaging.

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Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

The increased focus on both informational text and close reading provides social studies teachers with unique opportunities to support student learning. Try these five strategies in your classroom today to infuse the essence of the Common Core standards.

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Padlet as KWL Chart and More | Practical Ed Tech

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Padlet as KWL Chart and More | Practical Ed Tech | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Padlet (formerly WallWisher) is a great little tool that has been popular for years now. The video below provides a demonstration of how to create a Padlet wall. Below the video you will find three ideas for using Padlet in your classroom.

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Mathematics Teaching Ideas for the Common Core - YouTube

Evidence that has emerged in recent years helps students engage with Common Core mathematics and helps teachers prepare for Common Core teaching. In this webinar, Professor Jo Boaler will translate this new research on the brain and math learning into strategies to help math students find success with and enjoy mathematics. Learn powerful new teaching techniques that you can use with your students right away.
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Common Core State Standards® Grade 3 Math Practice Test

Common Core State Standards® Grade 3 Math Practice Test | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear curriculum about what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help. 

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Annenberg:Browse Interactives

More than 400 searchable interactive online activities for all content areas. 

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Kids Games – Educational Computer Games Online | TurtleDiary

Play educational kids games, computer games, printable worksheets and learning games online at turtlediary.com. Learn and play Free Games for Kids Online!
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Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

"The main point that I would add here — in a conversation about the common core, close reading, and the integration of technology — is that we, as teachers, can help our students cultivate active reading habits if we teach them how to use these tools efficiently."



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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 2, 1:00 PM

Some concrete ideas to engage students in close reading, and yet another way to show students that their cell phones are more than just text messaging, fun photo taking devices!

Mark Gillingham's curator insight, February 5, 1:02 PM

Teachers are also available on their smartphones and could join groups of like-mided teachers to read for pleasure or professional learning.