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Literary vs. Informational Text: Balance

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Using Text Genre Brace Maps to Balance Informational Texts and Literature


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Good article that references the use of Thinking Maps.  The article also has a link which provides specific examples. 

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:33 PM

Strategies for balancing the following:

Literature: Stories, drama, and poetry. Realistic fiction and historical fiction fall into the literature category and do not qualify as informational text.Informational text: Predominantly follows an expository text structure rather than a narrative form and often includes print features, captions, tables of contents, indices, diagrams, glossaries, and tables. Although biographies and memoirs are informational in terms of their content, their narrative structure excludes them from being the predominant focus for instruction of informational text.

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Help your parents understand Common Core Math - video series

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The Best Places To Get The "Same" Text Written For Different "Levels"

The Best Places To Get The "Same" Text Written For Different "Levels" | common core ready | Scoop.it
Having the "same" text written for different levels of English comprehension can be a life-saver for a multi-level class of English Language Learners or for a teacher with a mainstream class that i...

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Build Thinking Skills with Informational Text Projects

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Depending on whom you ask, the Common Core emphasis on informational text seems to mean the end of creativity in the classroom. But a focus on informational text doesn’t automatically mandate filling in blanks, answering multiple-choice questions, or writing a traditional three-paragraph essay. In fact, when teachers choose to allow students to explore informational text independently, the opportunity for engaging, creative, and thinking projects emerges!

Read more: http://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/2013/articles/Build_Thinking_Skills_with_Informational_Text_Projects#ixzz3JdFKiU00


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Achievethecore.org :: Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning (Beta)

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The Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning tool helps teachers prepare Common Core State Standard (CCSS)-aligned lessons.

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, July 21, 2014 11:00 AM
"This tool was created to help teachers plan a Common Core-aligned lesson. By responding to a series of prompts about the lesson content, structure, and activities, teachers are guided through the development of a new lesson or the review of an existing lesson in a way that ensures that the Shifts required by the CCSS are at the center." "The tool is still in the beta phase. Please try it out and share your feedback to help improve the tool for you and your colleagues.?
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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:30 PM

A number of good points made in this blog. Sentence frames are great for strugglers, so that is not at the top of my list, so be sure and keep reading!!

Lucas Arnestad's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:49 PM

Teaching academic language is very important in all grades. By teaching kids these vocabulary words it helps them solve higher level problems by understanding every part of the problem. Eventually with consistent learning of new vocabulary it makes the student have better grades, get into a better college, and then get a great job. This article introduces 8 strategies of teaching academic language. If I were a teacher I would dynamically introduce academic vocabulary. It's having your students read authentic context with vocabulary words in the text. Repeated encounters with a word can help students internalize the definition. When I was younger, unlike some kids, I didn't want to read very much. So having every student in your class read the vocabulary filled test insures that every student has a chance to learn.

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Learning To Be Writers and Readers: In The 21st Century: Taking ...

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Lisa's idea was to have teachers sign up for 2-5 minute slots sharing ideas with their peers. It sounds so simple and yet so profound at the same time. It forces us (teachers) to look reflectively and critically at what we do well.
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The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

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When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I've worked with and researched hundreds of companies.  Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing.

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A Whiteboard History of Storytelling

"The Golden Age of Web Video" presents 40,000 years of storytelling history in four minutes. From the first cave paintings to the latest viral video on smart...

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mirmilla's curator insight, July 24, 2013 1:46 PM

From the cave paintings to the web video

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Seven steps to the perfect story

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Lauren Scime's curator insight, July 25, 2013 4:46 PM

I would have to call this the "Joseph Campbell Lite" Infographic - still, a useful resource if only a reminder of the classic monomythic storytelling recipe.

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, July 30, 2013 4:59 AM

Clever infographic!

 

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 9:07 AM
Seven steps to the perfect story
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Understanding The Common Core - With 80 Links To Important Resources

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Social Collaboration...

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  The Collaboration Pyramid by oscarberg, on Flickr The Collaboration Pyramid offers a great visual to dive deeper into the nature of authentic collaboration and optimized production. In traditional team-based collaborative models we experience the “form, storm, norm and perform” process, and it has proved to be very useful in the context of team effectiveness, but perhaps leaves a bit of a void in the area of personal responsibility, or individual motivation to make a meaningful contribution to the team.


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Patty Ball's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:56 AM

This is a great visual

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Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

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There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom climate.


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Check this out!  I love it!

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Kaitlin Roach's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:24 PM

Various apps that promote the common core, and interactive ways for students and teachers to use them in the classroom. 

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Common Core & Ed Tech: Infusing Technology into Literature Circles

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 Tiffani Brown’s presentation on Literature Circles at the CUE Conference.  She has infused different web-based applications into the jobs, making them more fun and engaging for the students.  


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Links to great websites to engage students.

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Argumentative Writing: 200 Prompts

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For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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Core Ready Schools | The Aspen Institute

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Core Ready Schools is a tool designed to assist you in benchmarking implementation efforts in your school against a comprehensive roadmap for fully implementing the Common Core State Standards (or your state’s college- and career-ready standards).

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How professional development needs to change to help educators succeed with the standards.

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The Common Core is now front and center in classrooms across the country, and educators and policymakers are focused on getting implementation right. Education First has released a series of briefing papers and a shortexecutive summary that offer guidance for how professional development needs to change to help educators succeed with the standards. The series:

Identifies the new essential elements of professional learning (brief #1);Spotlights three different approaches to how districts have organized themselves to support teachers using these elements (brief #2); andRecommends what policymakers can do to advance high quality Common Core-aligned professional development at scale (brief #3).
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Education Is My Life | Not Just a Teacher…a Learning Designer

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Robyn has taught both junior high and elementary Science and English Language Arts as well as worked in an Instructional Technology role in Katy ISD and Lamar CISD. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer, ...

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On K. Joo's curator insight, June 8, 2013 5:01 PM

"Teacher" is one-dimensional.

Our role is much more than that.

In this 21st century, we teach our students to be college and career ready.  We are Instructional designers, facilitators, coaches, tutors, storytellers, instructional partners, program administrators, information specialists...

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10 Useful Common Core Resources For Elementary Teachers

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There are a lot of Common Core resources being used this year. Here are some of an elementary teacher's favorites that she wanted to share.
The post 10 Useful Common Core Resources For Elementary Teachers appeared first on Edudemic.

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Amanda Fowler's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:10 PM

This is very helpful!

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

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Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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English-Language Learners, Common Core, and Filling in the Gaps

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A California advocacy group for ELLs has published a toolkit for educators who want to help support the success of second-language learners with the new common standards.

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SARAH HANCHEY's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

A thought worth considering: If we taught reading and writing to every student in every classroom every day, regardless of the content area, we could witness a dramatic positive effect on student achievement.

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Brand Storytelling: 10 Steps to Start Your Content Marketing Hero's Journey

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There are no hard-and-fast rules for brand storytelling, but classic storytelling and structure can help guide you. Follow these 10 steps to start your content marketing hero's journey.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, July 29, 2013 5:17 AM

The hero's journey could be helpful in writing authentic stories. 

siobhan-o-flynn's comment, July 29, 2013 7:35 AM
it can also be really redundant
siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:36 AM

Because the hero's journey is soooo cookie-cutter now - take some thought as to how to add greater richness to this most-familiar narrative arc

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The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations

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When it comes to the future of work and collaboration I've worked with and researched hundreds of companies.  Collaboration is indeed a top priority for many business leaders but knowing what makes organizations successful can be a tricky thing.

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Common Core State Standards Checklists for the Classroom K - 6

Common Core State Standards Checklists for the Classroom K - 6 | common core ready | Scoop.it
Our common core standards checklists are just what you need to help you keep track of the standards taught in your classroom. Use these to make sure you are addressing all that you need to teach throughout the course of the school year.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:51 PM

If you are a teacher in Grades K through 6 this site has a great resource...Common Core Checklists. You will find checklists for Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking & Listening, and Math.

The anchor standard is written at the top of the page. Underneath the indicator(s) will be listed in one column and you find columns for: date taught, date retaught, date reviewed, date assessed, date reassessed. All are uploaded as pdf files so you can easily download them for easy access. A screenshot of one page of Grade 3 ELA is in the image above.

Monica Principe's comment, September 16, 2013 11:24 AM
Has anyone seen this for secondary school?
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Transition to SBAC (online assessment): Checklist for School Leaders

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The mission of the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) is to foster student success through service to students, schools, and the community.


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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom

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How do you turn a traditional entrenched classroom into one that's inquiry-based? By taking things one step at a time.


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Good suggestions for teachers. 

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