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6 NonFiction Children’s Book Awards–Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | CommonCoreStandards.com

6 NonFiction Children’s Book Awards–Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | CommonCoreStandards.com | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

Great place to find quality non-fiction to support the Common Core

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Common Core: Meant to "change the diet of reading"

Common Core: Meant to "change the diet of reading" | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
In part three of ‘The Future of Common Core,’ Peg Tyre examines the controversial shift in how kids will be taught reading and writing.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style | On Common Core|School Library Journal http://t.co/OrRpUg4pKQ #engchat #ccss

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Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection | EngageNY

Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection | EngageNY | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

Authentic Reading Materials

CCSS-aligned instructional materials include authentic reading materials. Authentic reading materials include published works that are typically encountered by students in daily life, such as in magazines, books or newspapers. The use of authentic reading material may mean that some material is emotionally charged or may use language outside of a student's particular cultural experience.

 


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A Painless Way to Accomplish Common Core State Standards

A Painless Way to Accomplish Common Core State Standards | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
Since the LOC places incredible primary sources at our fingertips, I've thought a lot about how to use them in conjunction with my books in order to accomplish the goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.”

Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.” | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

In the past I myself embraced what Fountas and Pinnel called “a balanced literacy approach.”  Under this model classroom reading would be made up of the following components:

independent reading (at the student’s independent reading level)guided reading of a whole-group text (at median instructional reading level for class)teacher read aloud (slightly above median instructional level). 


The common core call for increased text complexity seems to fit well with the “guided reading” portion of the block.


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River Hill High School's curator insight, April 14, 2013 12:14 PM

A nice article that applies to any discipline, not just English!

Lenore Dufton-Johnstone's curator insight, July 11, 2013 6:22 PM

This is the model for my classroom reading program.

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Video for Parents and Families about the Common Core Assessments

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:58 AM

Here's an 'at-a-glance' chart to help with social media citation. 

Patricia LeClaire's curator insight, April 18, 2013 6:33 AM

A useful guide not provided in the current versions of the ALA and MLA manuals.

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Helping Students Navigate Nonfiction Text (Article).pdf

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Links to CCSS ELA Text Exemplars via NC


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Reading Wars II: Complex Text vs. "Leveled" Text

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Reading Wars I: Whole Language vs. Phonics

Reading Wars II: Complex Text and Close Reading vs. "Leveled" Text

 

"leveled literacy programs and related assessments fail to measure up to what the CCSS demands."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:02 AM

Key Points for Principals by Kathleen Porter-Magee:


1. Research does not support the use of leveled text!


"Unfortunately for students, the popularity of these programs is not driven by convincing research proving their effectiveness. In fact, as noted literacy expert Tim Shanahan discussed in a series ofmust-read posts on his blog nearly two years ago,

I have sought studies that would support the original contention that we could facilitate student learning by placing kids in the right levels of text. Of course, guided reading and leveled books are so widely used it would make sense that there would be lots of evidence as to their efficacy.Except that there is not."

He goes on to explain: “I keep looking and I keep finding studies that suggest that kids can learn from text written at very different levels.” In short, he argues, “we have put way too much confidence in an unproven theory. “


2. Quantitative Measures alone are not sufficient to determine the appropriateness of text for all students.


3. Leveled texts set the bar too low and are too easy = low expectations


4. Leveled texts minimize teacher input

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Vocabulary is the tip of the iceberg: Students Must Learn More Words

Vocabulary is the tip of the iceberg: Students Must Learn More Words | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
Without better instruction, children starting school with small vocabularies will struggle with common standards, scholars say.

 

"Common core is really pushing you to do two things: Don't neglect vocabulary in the text you are reading, but simultaneously you are responsible for expanding students' vocabulary."


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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 12:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:37 AM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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Vocabulary: Going Deeper Using MindMaps

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Common Core State Standard RL 6.4 (RI 6.4 is very similar) requires that by the end of sixth grade, students be able to: “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.”Thinkspiration™ is the Inspiration® Software blog dedicated to being an informative resource and a place to stimulate discussion around education and


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Close Reading and the Common Core

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The evolving perspectives on "close reading" and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The set of resou...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:03 PM

Lots of links to some great teacher/thinkers who are implementing (and thinking about) the common core.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:16 PM

Several articles and viewpoints to learn about close reading

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Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools - The Digital Shift | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

"The World Digital Library is a database of more than 7,000 primary source documents and images from around the world. Sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, WDL can be searched by date, era, country, continent, topic, and type of resource. Search tools and content descriptions are available in seven languages..."


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Carey Leahy's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:44 AM

We have the digital equivilent sources in Australian Libraries too

Judith Morais's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:14 AM

A good range of primary resources that can be used for teaching. The World Digital Library takes you to Australian resources too.

Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, April 25, 2013 1:46 PM

Good links for students and teachers alike, especially in the fields of history and social studies.

 

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Common Core Resources Available to All Teachers

To access these resources, educators will need to go to http://nms.org/Resources/CommonCore.  They will click on the “Get Free Resources” button and asked to create a profile.  Educators will then have unlimited access to these resources and all new open resources developed for PARCC by NMSI, ELC state team members, and PARCC staff members. Additional, free classroom-ready lessons are also available on the NMSI website.


Released materials are organized under the following strands:

PARCC Updates (e.g., Assessment and implementation)Curricular Tools (e.g., Model Content Frameworks, Tri-State Rubric, etc.)Instructional Resources (e.g., Using literary and informational texts, moving from single to multiple standards in mathematic instruction, science and social studies literacy, etc.,)Diverse Student Populations (e.g., Strategies for English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented Students, Testing Accommodations for students with disabilities, etc.,)Higher Education (e.g., College and Career Ready Determination, Models for pre-service teacher training, etc.,)Leadership (e.g., Administrator resources, state updates, etc.,)



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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 7:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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On Common Core | Nonfiction as Mentor Text

On Common Core | Nonfiction as Mentor Text | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
RT @INFOlit4U: Very important to understnd how mentor texts can model CCSS writing : http://t.co/FI7QWAUwTO #tlchat #nylassl #slj #ccss

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:24 AM

Mentor texts are a powerful way to teach both reading and writing, two activities that have a special place in the common core.  We can teach the way we want and still conect to the CCS. 

Connie Wise's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:41 AM

"Big ideas about the past, we learn, are subject to change.

As you and your students read nonfiction, look for additional ways that authors shape their big ideas. Consider making a collection of mentor texts which students can refer to as they write."

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What teachers need and reformers ignore: time to collaborate

Professor claims collaboration between #teachers more imp than CCSS http://t.co/C2CnWk5wCG #edchat #

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TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What Our Schools Have in Common--Technology and Teaching to the Common Core State Standards

TOOLS FOR LEARNING: What Our Schools Have in Common--Technology and Teaching to the Common Core State Standards | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
The Common Core offers a uniform, nationwide measure of where our students are and where they need to be, and Victor's Tools for Learning feature this month provides you with a descriptive list of companies that can help you get started.
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What Are The Habits Of Mind?

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What Are The Habits Of Mind?

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:58 AM

We all are permanent students, so this article is not only relevant for a classroom.

Jay Roth's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:03 AM

Connect this to Standards for Mathematical Practice

Jay Roth's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:03 AM

Connect this to Standards for Mathematical Practice

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Academic Vocabulary: 3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Shift

Academic Vocabulary: 3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Shift | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it

The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in the teaching of Academic Vocabulary.


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A Question on Text Complexity

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Tim Shanahan on Literacy

 

If the issue is teaching reading, then matching text complexity with student reading levels is NOT the issue. That’s where guided reading and similar schemes go wrong.Placing students in more challenging books is a good idea because it increases opportunity to learn (there is more to figure out in challenging texts). This is important since our kids do not read effectively at high enough levels.Increases in text difficulty levels need to be coordinated with increases in the amounts and quality of scaffolding, support, encouragement, and explanation provided by the teacher.

 


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:19 AM

Key Point on Increasing Rigor:


Instead of asking what book level to teach someone at, teachers should ask, “If I place a student in a book this challenging, how much support will I need to provide to enable him/her to learn from this text?" 

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18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare

18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
18 Common Core lessons organized by comprehension strategy – defining, summarizing and comparing. A free PDF download

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How Will Common Core Change What We Do?

How Will Common Core Change What We Do? | Common Core Resources | Scoop.it
As full implementation of Common Core State Standards nears, educators are searching for answers to three questions: 1) What are the CC State Standards? 2) How will they change what I do?

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