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Teaching Reading in the Digital Age

Teaching Reading in the Digital Age | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
What does it really mean to teach reading in a digital age? It means teaching both ways and also in new ways. It means going back to school and learning to read along with our students, in a world ...
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Hello Literacy: Elephants & Technology Integration - Common Core Style

Hello Literacy: Elephants & Technology Integration - Common Core Style | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
8 times a year, our school closes early for teacher planning called Early Release Days, 8:45am-1:15pm.  The morning schedule gets wonky and in order to preserve a common planning time for all grade levels, so we (the support teachers)  all pitch in and help teach an extra special or two.  This morning I taught Mrs. Strutz's 3rd grade class...some students I regularly have for reading groups and some students, I don't.  I had 50 minutes to do a stand-alone lesson with them so here's what I did (to support the Geography, Environmental Literacy & Culture SS strand): 
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Awesome lesson combining Google Forms, Informational text, and Edmodo.  Can see this being used on all grade levels!

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Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy

Thousands of new math resources from Khan Academy | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

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"Non-Negotiable" Criteria for Alignment to #CommonCore

"Non-Negotiable" Criteria for Alignment to #CommonCore | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

The rubric for grades 3–12 includes four “non-negotiable” criteria—all of which had to be met to earn a Tier 1 or Tier 2 rating:

Text complexity: Materials had to fall within grade-level complexity bands, and texts needed to increase in complexity across grade bands.Text quality: The rubric requires that “Texts are of sufficient scope and quality to provide text-centered and integrated learning that is sequenced and scaffolded to advance students toward independent reading of grade level texts and build content knowledge (ELA, social studies, science and technical subjects, and the arts). The quality of texts is high—they support multiple readings for various purposes and exhibit exceptional craft and thought and/or provide useful information.”Foundational reading skills: “Materials provide instruction and diagnostic support in concepts of print, phonics, vocabulary, development, syntax, and fluency in a logical and transparent progression.”Text-dependent questions: “Text-dependent questions and tasks reflect the requirements of Reading Standard 1 by requiring use of textual evidence in support of meeting other grade-specific standards.”

These are important indicators of alignment and do clearly reflect the requirements of the Common Core literacy standards.


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Important Common Core information for school librarians to make that connection with their print and online resources.  How to support Common core with the school library collection?!

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Mark Gillingham's curator insight, March 25, 1:20 PM

How do teachers ensure that texts continually rise in complexity? What is your strategy to reuse texts for various purposes (e.g., foundational skills, stretch texts)? How do you keep assignments broad enough to engage a range of reading ability? 

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Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage - YouTube

Emmy recipient for Best Informational / Instructional Program The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Nashville/Midsouth Chapter, 2012 For lyrics ...
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"Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage is a parody music video paying homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920."  Follow the links to complete teacher resources for teaching the 19th Amendment. Great resource not only for social studies classes but use to explore media literacy.

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Christine Jansen's curator insight, February 3, 4:41 PM

This was wonderful! Must share with everyone.

 

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
If you follow this blog, you know that I believe effective vocabulary instruction is just about the most important instructional activity for teachers to get right. For lots of reasons.
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Nice list of digital tools to support vocabulary instruction which includes familiar ones such as Wordle, ThingLink, and Padlet.  Definite connection to support Common Core instruction strategies.

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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, December 13, 2013 9:23 AM

A thoughtful list of resources for teachers.

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Math Infographic via Common Core Math Book Bundle

Math Infographic via Common Core Math Book Bundle | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

8 mathematical practices aligned with Common Core State Standards. It particularly shares with teachers starategies to employ in elementary, middle, and highschool to meet the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. The graphic is based on  Common Core Math Book Bundle, K-5, 6-8, and 9-12, by Leslie Texas and Tammy Jones.


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Let the Superstitions Fly - Huffington Post

Let the Superstitions Fly - Huffington Post | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Let the Superstitions Fly
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It can be before I get to the airport, or said via text... My grandparents always said this before ...
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Suggest using this article for informational text exercise.  Interesting connection to ELA with superstitions and stories.

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They Spoke Out: American Voices Against The Holocaust

They Spoke Out: American Voices Against The Holocaust | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

A collection of motion comics on DVD that addresses America’s response to genocide. 

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Check the online site which features the episodes told in a graphic novel style of video.  The episodes include:

-LaGuardia's War Against Hitler

-Voyage of the Doomed

-Walls of Paper

-Rescue Over the Mountain

-Messenger from Hell

-The Dina Babbitt Story

 

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Librarians Represent at New York Comic Con | School Library Journal

Librarians Represent at New York Comic Con | School Library Journal | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
At the center of it all—among the kids, super heroes, and cartoon characters roaming the exhibit halls—were librarians. They were in attendance to help spread the word about the availability of comics and graphic novels in ...
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Yes, include this in your school librarian and classroom teacher Common Core resources.  Check out the following: Three such librarians—Amie Wright  of the New York Public Library, Stephanie Gableman of the Boonton Holmes (NJ) Library, and Emily Weisenstein of the Madison (NJ) Public Library—presented a session entitled “Comics and the Common Core: The Case to Include Comics in the Curriculum.”  Look for the link to their slide presentation.

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Stop and Jot! An Easy Way to Assess Informational Text Reading Skills

Stop and Jot! An Easy Way to Assess Informational Text Reading Skills | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
“This is a guest post from first-grade teacher Lyssa Sahadevan on "stop and jot," an easy way to evaluate students' informational-text reading skills. (RT @Hameray: Stop and Jot!”
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Halloween Writing | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
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14 Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year

14 Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Happy academic year 2013-14! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.

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Share with teachers is a must on the library news! 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:33 PM

Several easy to implement ideas for Common Core-aligned lessons using resources from The New York Times Learning Network

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Clustering (Text Sets) and the Common Core

Clustering (Text Sets) and the Common Core | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

School Library Journal


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, December 5, 2012 8:24 AM

Teachers already have tried-and-true books and can use their library to build outward—moving from highlighting a single text to using a text cluster.

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A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning.
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3 Doable Tips for Teachers Choosing Informational Texts - Edudemic

3 Doable Tips for Teachers Choosing Informational Texts - Edudemic | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
If you’re like most English Language Arts teachers, you’ve probably reviewed the new informational text requirements and wondered: What books do I choose? And how do I know if I’m even doing this right? Sure, they sound intimidating, but satisfying these new guidelines doesn’t have to be complicated, or mean you have to throw out …

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Three great suggestions for informational text that school libraries can integrate into their collections.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 24, 9:54 AM

Some great suggestions here that you can easily  use with your classes today!

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Common Core Standards Explorer

Common Core Standards Explorer | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

"Graphite's Common Core Explorer has got you covered. Intuitive filters make it easy to navigate through the standards and surface relevant edtech products, all rated and reviewed for learning potential."

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 25, 11:40 AM

Search for edtech tools that will integrate technology into Common Core strands tied to your lesson plans and assessments.

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Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

"The main point that I would add here — in a conversation about the common core, close reading, and the integration of technology — is that we, as teachers, can help our students cultivate active reading habits if we teach them how to use these tools efficiently."

 


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Mary Clark's curator insight, February 2, 10:00 AM

Some concrete ideas to engage students in close reading, and yet another way to show students that their cell phones are more than just text messaging, fun photo taking devices!

Mark Gillingham's curator insight, February 5, 10:02 AM

Teachers are also available on their smartphones and could join groups of like-mided teachers to read for pleasure or professional learning. 

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The Scarecrow

Watch "The Scarecrow," the companion film for Chipotle's new app-based game. Then download the free app at www.scarecrowgame.com and join the quest for whole...
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The Scarecrow  - At first glance, you think of this as a commercial media video connection to autumn, farms, and scarecrows and Chipotle.  However, this connects to middle and high school units on environment, agri business, farming issues, fast food, and chemically enhanced foods. Would be a great lead-in to reading and discussing print articles curated from online databases and websites.  Add this video to a text set for environmental science, biology, and current events classes.

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Board Games to Support the Common Core - The Digital Shift

Board Games to Support the Common Core - The Digital Shift | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Christopher Harris believes that board gaming is a strong contender to become the “Next Big Thing” in schools. Yet no sector of education has laid claim to it. Could libraries be the place where gaming flourishes?
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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 15 Wrong Ways to Implement the Common Core | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

As I was talking to Johnna from Discovery Education about this post, I started hearing her talk about districts who are struggling with Common Core. We thought that it would be helpful to know what people are doing to cause their districts to fail in implementation. Of course, if we learn from failure, we can fail forward into success. Thanks Johnna for this guest post. 


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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:53 AM

Non-examples can be as powerful as good examples. Many schools are practicing one or more among this list of 15 Watch-out-for... The Common Core is no magic bullet and neither are single, discreet sets of materials and/or methods. 

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Comics and the Common Core: New York Comic Con 2013

Comics and the Common Core: The Case to include Comics in the Curriculum. Presented at New York Comic Con 2013 by Amie Wright, New York Public Library; Stephani
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Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Common Core in the Schools: A First Look at Reading Assignments | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Foreword and Summary by Chester E. Finn, Jr.
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Close Reading Infographic | Common Core Oklahoma

Close Reading Infographic | Common Core Oklahoma | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
“Close Reading Infographic on Common Core Oklahoma curated by Connie Wise (Close Reading Infographic | @scoopit via @dgburris http://t.co/sUYecW0wKx #ccss)...”
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gwynethjones's curator insight, October 20, 2013 3:55 PM

Super clever!

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:24 PM

Love this infographic! Very creative,

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Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English

Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
“ Learn American English with English language lessons from Voice of America. VOA Learning English helps you learn English with vocabulary, listening and comprehension lessons through daily news and interactive English learning activities.”
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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

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gwynethjones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:04 AM

AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:30 AM

If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:31 PM

Primary Resources