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Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book

Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Common Core is akin to telling you that students have to learn how to play tennis or piano. They are expected to know the game. The game? Deconstructing text. Because in the real world you need to be able to understand text, create text, and interpret text. The Common Core does NOT state that you cannot teach poetry, fiction, or narrative nonfiction. What it does say is that you must teach ANALYSIS. Kids need to know how to deconstruct text. All text. English teachers lament all across the nation that they cannot teach their poetry unit as is. And they can’t. We, English teachers, no longer just teach content. We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content. If you are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you.
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Best quote, "We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content.  If ou are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you."

 

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How will the common core affect tenants of good teaching?

How will the common core affect tenants of good teaching? | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Charlotte Danielson, a renowned former teacher and school administrator, recently updated her "Framework for Teaching" to reflect the Common Core State Standards.
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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:45 PM

Kids will be much stronger and more able to cope with life's curve balls when they are allowed to fail. Let your children learn from their mistakes.

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Tips: Making the Most of Your Booktalks

Tips: Making the Most of Your Booktalks | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

"Here are some tips for making the most of your booktalks. These tips will work with students at any grade level."

 

Great way to promote reading!


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BJ Neary's comment, October 8, 2012 7:27 PM
Loved this, thanks!
Heather Stapleton's comment, October 8, 2012 8:22 PM
Same - thanks for the comment. :)
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Common Core or Guided Reading

Common Core or Guided Reading | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

Tim Shanahan on Literacy

 

There is a lot of common ground between guided reading and common core, including:

high quality text

the connections between reading and writing

the emphasis on high level questions and discussion

the idea that students learn from reading

 

Student-book placements...on that there is a substantial divide.

Guided reading says go easy, and common core says challenge them.Easy, according to F&P, means placing kids in books that they can read with better than 90% accuracy and with high reading comprehension (and they make no distinction between beginners and more adept readers in this regard).For common core, making it challenging means placing students, second grade up, in books that would be frustration range according to F&P; books that students would read with markedly lower fluency and comprehension on a first read.
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What English classes should look like in Common Core era

What English classes should look like in Common Core era | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

The recent controversy over how much fiction and non-fiction high school students are supposed to read under the Common Core State Standards begged the question of where the 70 percent non-fiction 30 percent fiction for seniors actually came from and how English classes should look.


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Fantastic article that dispels the myth that the CCSS wants to eliminate literature.

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Research Instruction: Who Decided It Should Be A Tremendous Bore?

Research Instruction: Who Decided It Should Be A Tremendous Bore? | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Please transport me back to the exact moment and exact person who thought, “I know, let’s make teaching research skills the most awful experience possible.” I’d like to give...

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Fractured Fairy Tales: Fun for All Ages, for All Readers...and the Common Core Standards

Fractured Fairy Tales: Fun for All Ages, for All Readers...and the Common Core Standards | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

A fractured fairy tale is a tweaked version of an older, familiary tale reworded to provide a different perspective...Aside from being powerful tools of entertainment, they lend themselves to fabulous teaching tools presenting competing perspectives, cultural perspectives and avenues for critical comparison and historical reference. This post discusses why fractured fairy tales are potent learning tools and provides EXCELLENT READING SUGGESTIONS for lower, middle and upper school common core curriculum suggestions.


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Thank you John.
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Close Reading,the Common Core, and a Freaking Awesome Prezi | Teaching the Core

Lots of people think close reading is awesome, and it's the first first of the CCSS anchor standards. In this post, you'll find a great Prezi for learning more.
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Creativity in education: Why it matters

Creativity in education: Why it matters | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

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Tests will focus more narrowly within math and ELA than had originally been envisioned

Tests will focus more narrowly within math and ELA than had originally been envisioned | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
By Catherine Gewertz
Education Week
December 14, 2012

PARCC pared back its plans to produce diagnostic and formative assessment tools because it had to use more of its available funding to create summative tests...primarily because (the) priority was and continues to be delivering world-class summative assessments."
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Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book

Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Common Core is akin to telling you that students have to learn how to play tennis or piano. They are expected to know the game. The game? Deconstructing text. Because in the real world you need to be able to understand text, create text, and interpret text. The Common Core does NOT state that you cannot teach poetry, fiction, or narrative nonfiction. What it does say is that you must teach ANALYSIS. Kids need to know how to deconstruct text. All text. English teachers lament all across the nation that they cannot teach their poetry unit as is. And they can’t. We, English teachers, no longer just teach content. We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content. If you are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you.
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Best quote, "We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content.  If ou are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you."

 

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Why Read-Alouds Matter More in the Age of the Common Core Standards #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Why Read-Alouds Matter More in the Age of the Common Core Standards #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Don't give up the read-aloud!

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Common Core Standards for Parents

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In an age where the word "accountability" is swung around like a baseball bat at Fenway Park, it is interesting to note which groups of people are actually struck with the word and which are not.

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Common Core Standards for Parents

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Casual Teacher Blog - Literature

Casual Teacher Blog - Literature | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

I thought I’d post about some great poetry resources for casual teachers. One thing I have come to hate over the years of my kids going to school is the endless number of acrostic poems they have to create, when there are so many other fabulous things they can have access to. Last week I read a Roald Dahl poem from Revolting Rhymes to a Year 3/4 class at the end of the day. It was a fantastic little activity that created lots of laughs, and most importantly, lots of discussion. So, I am now inspired to create a list of poetry resources that can be integrated into a unit of work, or that can just be used for one-offs for casual days.


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Casual Teacher Blog - Literature

Casual Teacher Blog - Literature | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

I thought I’d post about some great poetry resources for casual teachers. One thing I have come to hate over the years of my kids going to school is the endless number of acrostic poems they have to create, when there are so many other fabulous things they can have access to. Last week I read a Roald Dahl poem from Revolting Rhymes to a Year 3/4 class at the end of the day. It was a fantastic little activity that created lots of laughs, and most importantly, lots of discussion. So, I am now inspired to create a list of poetry resources that can be integrated into a unit of work, or that can just be used for one-offs for casual days.


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10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction

10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

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F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing - The Atlantic

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing - The Atlantic | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing
The Atlantic
What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration.
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It’s called reading … [cartoon] –

It’s called reading … [cartoon] – | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog


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ASCD Express 8.06 - Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms

ASCD Express 8.06 - Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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101 Websites That Every Elementary Teacher Should Know About

101 Websites That Every Elementary Teacher Should Know About | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
A list of the top 101 websites for elementary teachers including early childhood, English (ELA), Math, Science Social Studies, and Web 2.0 tools.

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Five Myths About Learning

Five Myths About Learning | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

Neuroscience offers an exciting glimpse into how the human brain develops and changes over time. And while theories on the brain and its development abound, brain research can help to clear up a handful of myths about how students learn and develop.


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The redshirting info. is so interesting!

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Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That!
by Lori Wilfong

Packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for teaching vocabulary.
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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, December 15, 2012 11:29 PM

Things to remember...

SimonFisher's curator insight, September 5, 2013 3:22 PM

How come I haven't found this earlier?

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Grade Changes: Using Marks to Motivate Students

Grade Changes: Using Marks to Motivate Students | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
A language arts teacher offers ideas for establishing grading practices that make kids not only want to succeed, but feel that they can.

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Grade Changes

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The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends

The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it

It seems that each day you hear something else about the Common Core. This post explores "five myths about the new standards and shows what the standards really entail."

The five legends are listed below. Each is explained in detailed in the post.

Legend 1: The new standards prohibit teachers from setting purposes for reading or discussing prior knowledge.

Legend 2: Teachers are no longer required to teach phonological awareness, phonics, or fluency.

Legend 3: Teachers are no longer required to teach phonological awareness, phonics, or fluency.

Legend 4: Teachers must teach students at frustration levels.

Legend 5: Most schools are already teaching to the new standards.


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Great post!

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Common Core, Informational Text, and Literature

Why Can’t We Be Friends? The Common Core, Informational Text, and Literature | Common Core Reading | Scoop.it
This is a blog post I have been meaning to write for months.  But I am finally sitting down to write it after reading the Telegraph’s “Catcher in the Rye dropped from US school curricul...

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Great post!

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