Persuasive writing.....opinion writing.....argument writing. Call it whatever you want, one thing is for sure: The Common Core is all about it! And for good reason - when you really think about it, much (if not most) of the writing we encounter in our daily lives is written for the purpose of getting others to think, believe, do, or buy something.
The Hechinger Report Common Core can help English learners in California, new study says The Hechinger Report The rigorous new Common Core standards represent both a daunting challenge and a promising pathway...
Much of the available information about close reading centers on secondary schools... But close reading can't wait until 7th grade or junior year in high school. It needs to find its niche in kindergarten and the years just beyond if we mean to build the habits of mind that will lead all students to deep understanding of text.
Living up to the vision of the Common Core requires focus and coherence. Curricula and technology need to be aligned with the vision, and implemented in ways true to the spirit of sense making described here – including equitable access to the mathematics for all students...
Discover digital tools for learning: http://bit.ly/11qVCLu We learn best from our peers.our educational system still depends on us learning from people 20-50 years our senior. Not a bad idea, when people older than us know the subject really well. But, what if students can teach other students? Or even better, what if the students can learn in the process of teaching? Eric Marcos has students show up every day after class (for no extra credit!) to make math videos for their fellow students and the rest of the world. See why and how.
What Common Core Looks Like In A Second Grade Classroom NPR 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?
Think Math! is a comprehensive kindergarten through fifth grade curriculum that provides high-quality mathematics for all children.
This pilot and field-tested curriculum was developed by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) in Waltham, MA under the working title Math Workshop, with support from the National Science Foundation.
FreeReading is an open-source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. FreeReading contains a 40-week scope and sequence that can supplement an early literacy core or basal program.
Below are additional resources that Stidham and Schmidt have found to be useful in helping teachers make the transition to the Common Core and in creating lessons that both challenge and engage students.
Teachers Pay Teachers—an “open marketplace” where teacher entrepreneurs buy, sell and share the resources they have createdIllustrative Mathematics—a site where teachers collaborate and review math resources./li>Shell Center for Mathematical Education—a site that provides formative assessment lessons used in the Math Design CollaborativeInside Mathematics—offers a “problem of the month” designed to engage entire schools in solving challenging tasksMathalicious—a site with a variety of creative, real-world lessons, such as how the speed of video game consoles has changed over time“Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers” by Penny Kittle“Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement” a book by Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman“The Uncommon Core: Where the Authors of the Standards Go Wrong About Instruction—and How You Can Get It Right” a book by Michael W. Smith, Deborah Appleman and Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
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CCSS creates an opportunity for everyone in the education system to reflect on and make changes in many traditional practices and approaches. This is promising--there's a whole lot that needs to change in order for kids to get what they need, but it's also very scary.
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