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Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text

Language Magazine » Cutting to the Common Core: Decoding Complex Text | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

 “How does one revise the curriculum so that complex texts are included as a part of everyday school life?” and “How does one teach students to interact with complex texts, particularly those who are struggling readers?

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Collection of resources for educators that are transitioning to the Common Core State Standards
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Multiplying Fractions

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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Making the Most of Mentor Texts

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Making the Most of Mentor Texts | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Mentor texts are most powerful when students frequently revisit them throughout the writing process—and when teachers help them take lessons from writing exemplars.

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Common Core Standards Explorer

Common Core Standards Explorer | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Find the best digital products for your curriculum by using intuitive filters that quickly guide you through the Common Core State Standards and surface products.

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PARCC Kid-Friendly Rubrics

PARCC Kid-Friendly Rubrics | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Download some PARCC-based, kid-friendly rubrics here. There are user- friendly Prose Constructed Response (PCR) rubrics for each grade level.  Prose Constructed Responses are on-demand writing pieces that are crafted in response to text, or prose.
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6-12 Creativity & Innovation Rubric (CCSS Aligned) - Project Based Learning

6-12 Creativity & Innovation Rubric (CCSS Aligned) - Project Based Learning | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

The first part of this rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 in using an effective process for innovation in various phases of a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.

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Resources for Teachers

Resources for Teachers | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Resources for Teachers - Using assessment data and other tools and information to improve instruction for students
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Friday Five: Ways Parents Can Help with Spelling - For the Teachers

Friday Five: Ways Parents Can Help with Spelling - For the Teachers | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

 ...for me and any other parents looking for some fun and unique ways to practice spelling words with kids, here are five ideas I’ll be trying over the next few weeks, and a few extra just because

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3 Important Graphics to Help Parents Teach Their Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Important Graphics to Help Parents Teach Their Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
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Creating your own eTextbooks for Common Core | eSchool News

In an effort to save schools and districts money that’s often spent on outdated textbooks, many of which are not aligned with the Common Core State Standards, innovative educators and administrators are using online resources to create customized eTextbooks.
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5 Excellent Math Games for your iPad

5 Excellent Math Games for your iPad | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

The apps below mix fun, gaming and learning in such a way that kids get to learn some basic math notions without having to go through the painful and explicit process associated with learning Math.

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Using Technology to Develop Early Graphing Skills

Using Technology to Develop Early Graphing Skills | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Graphing is one of those skills that needs to be included in instruction all year long.  If you try to "cover" it in a 2-week unit, you just can't really do it justice.
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Raising-the-BAR-WP.pdf

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Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.
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Writing: A Core Skill:Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs

Writing: A Core Skill:Teaching Argument Writing to ELLs | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Here's how teachers can prepare English language learners at three levels of proficiency for critiquing and writing arguments.

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Creating Assessment-Capable Learners

Creating Assessment-Capable Learners | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
In order to prepare students for when they are on the learning road to self-discovery, we need to make sure they are assessment capable learners.
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Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

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Testing Talk

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This site provides a space for you to share your observations of standardized tests your students are taking this year. Whether your district is giving its own, CC aligned test or is piloting PARCC or Smarter Balanced, we want to pass the microphone to you, the people closest to the students being tested.

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Cool Comic Posters on Multiple Intelligences ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Cool Comic Posters on Multiple Intelligences ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
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Differentiation Framework

Differentiation Framework | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Resources for Teachers - Using assessment data and other tools and information to improve instruction for students
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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, March 31, 11:05 AM

Most are already familiar with these ways to differentiate, but visual reminders are always helpful. 

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Friday Five: Ways Parents Can Help with Math - For the Teachers

Friday Five: Ways Parents Can Help with Math - For the Teachers | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

It can be easy to forget that math is more than addition and subtraction worksheets, school classes and memorized facts. So I’m trying to look for ways to show her how math is such an important part of our everyday lives: cooking and shopping, art and music and computers – it’s all math.

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Finding Meaning and Joy in Teaching: A Podcast with Meenoo Rami

Finding Meaning and Joy in Teaching: A Podcast with Meenoo Rami | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Meenoo Rami's book, Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching is just out this month. In a new podcast, she talks about ways teachers can bring energy and joy back into their teaching:

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Common Core Conversations: Vocabulary

Common Core Conversations: Vocabulary | common core practitioner | Scoop.it

Professional development that enables teachers to identify essential vocabulary, recognizes the power of teaching fewer words deeply, and leads teachers to informed decision-making about where and when to dwell in the appropriate tiers will support this shift. 

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A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills

A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
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CCSS in Spanish

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Common Core State Standards Available in Spanish! | See more about common cores, news and blog. (Common Core State Standards Available in Spanish!
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Collaboration is Key to Implementing New Litera...

Collaboration is Key to Implementing New Litera... | common core practitioner | Scoop.it
Principals know how lonely leading a school can be, especially as they face the daunting task of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). However, recent research suggests that principals don’t have to—and, in fact, shouldn’t—go it alone.
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