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Complex Texts and a Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common ...

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How do we incorporate the Common Core's complex texts in a way that students will read, engage with, debate, and discuss? Join us as we explore non-freaked implementation.
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Common Core Tech Checklist: What to Know Before You Buy

Common Core Tech Checklist: What to Know Before You Buy | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

Just about every new product to hit the edtech space is touting that it is “aligned with Common Core standards” as a prime feature. But how can schools be sure these companies aren’t just finessing existing features to fit broad CCCS definitions?


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Which Path for the Common Core?

Which Path for the Common Core? | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Educators should use the common-core standards as a springboard to deeper learning in schools, Ken Kay and Bob Lenz write.
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"The first path treats the common core as just another set of standards to implement and assess...The second path leverages the strengths of the common core to transform teaching and learning."

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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, the...
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What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists

What Common Core Standards Mean For Media Specialists | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Sara LaBarbera is teaching 6th graders at Walker Middle School near Tampa how to research poets using an online library.

One student, working on a series of questions about a Lewis Carroll poem, asks LaBarbera for help.
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Listen to the recorded story by John O'Connor

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Technology Readiness for College and Career Ready Teaching, Learning and Assessment


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School librarians can be an integral support by providing professional development and instructional support for integrating technology and information/media literacy skills to classroom teachers.

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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
On Common Core | School Library Journal Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure...

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Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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Nicole Bitar's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:40 PM

Fluency is already an issue... how to balance it with text complexity is going to be a huge issue as we are shifting to the Common Core. How do we do this? Is there anywhere we can get this guidance? 

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Educational Leadership: Technology-Rich Learning: New Literacies and the Common Core

Educational Leadership: Technology-Rich Learning: New Literacies and the Common Core | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it

It makes sense that an emphasis on new ways of reading and writing fits easily within the Common Core umbrella. After all, a primary thrust of the new standards is college and career readiness. How can we hope to prepare our young people to thrive in today's society—in which people are connected 24 hours a day by media and coworkers may well live in different countries—without giving them some practice with new media at school?

 

 

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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Check out the examples for students assessments:

Practice Reading Screen-Based Texts

Practice in Digital Writing

Practice in Collaborative Writing

Practice Working with Informational Texts

 

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Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core

Charlotte Danielson on Teaching and the Common Core | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Teaching expert Charlotte Danielson discusses the effects of the common standards on instructional practice and teacher professional development.
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What's the Big Deal about Text Complexity? » Teaching the Core ...

What's the Big Deal about Text Complexity? » Teaching the Core ... | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
In case you haven't noticed, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA and Content Area Literacy place a heavy emphasis on text complexity (R.CCR.10). In short, the developers of the CCSS believe that college and ...

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Solid Strategies to Support Students in Tackling Informational Text

Solid Strategies to Support Students in Tackling Informational Text | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
STRATEGIES TO TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO ANALYZE INFORMATIONAL TEXT--offers a list of reading strategies that are very effective in building reading analysis skills. Only the first two items are hyperlinks.
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Follow this writer's links to Common Core reading strategies.
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Pas de Deux – School and Public Library Cooperation | ALSC Blog

Pas de Deux – School and Public Library Cooperation | ALSC Blog | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
2782572376_d7d80b63ff_m The dance of collaboration between schools and public libraries can be sweet, breath-taking and powerful: Common Core standards. Field trips. Library cards for students. Family Literacy nights.
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Common Core standards and the "read option" - Denver Post

Common Core standards and the "read option" - Denver Post | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Common Core standards and the "read option" Denver Post With recent news about Common Core standards, change is coming to schools, and reading is no longer "an option." Strangely, this isn't without controversy.
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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
*ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps - Join me! In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?
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ReadWriteThink.org – Now Aligned to the Common Core State Standards! - ReadWriteThink

Lesson plans on ReadWriteThink.org have always been based on the NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts. In 2009, lesson plans on the site also became aligned to individual state standards.
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Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 5 Super Practical Ideas for Motivating Kids to Read More Challenging Texts in the Age of CCSS!

Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips: 5 Super Practical Ideas for Motivating Kids to Read More Challenging Texts in the Age of CCSS! | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
RT @IRAToday: Says it all: “5 Super Practical Ideas for Motivating Kids to Read More Challenging Texts!” from Lori Oczkus #CCSS http://t.co/7krlpkdv7w
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10 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards

10 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by Catlin Tucker, one of SimpleK12's presenters. Click here to watch Catlin's Webinars inside the Teacher Lear

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:04 PM

So many of these tools we don't necessarily "teach" but instead help our students use each day. They help students be more productive and colalborative in their learning.  Most are free, cross platform/device, and can be used across grade levels and subject area.  

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Common Core: What Is A "Complex Text" Anyway?

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"Last month I attended a training focused on teaching “complex texts” to address the Common Core Standards. Unfortunately, when I left the training I was no closer to understanding what a complex text was or how I could evaluate the complexity of a given text. So, I decided to do some digging into this phrase to better understand what the Common Core ELA Standards were asking English, history and science teachers to do." by Catlin Tucker


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:07 PM

Clear and concise introduction to complex text. 

Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, April 3, 2013 10:25 AM
It would also be good to compare to texts, say The Hunger Games and The Lord of the Flies, in order to grapple with text complexity - which text is more complex? Which text merits a true close reading (of passages)? I am guessing that teachers will be somewhat divided on this, by grade level and perhaps also by years of experience. By comparing (as the CCSS also recognizes) we often gain a deeper understanding. In isolation, any text can become complex simply because it can be questioned to death.
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Vocabulary Paint Chips

Vocabulary Paint Chips | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.
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Following the suggestion in the comments, if you can't locate free paint chip cards, make your own using card stock and a color printer. 

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Common Core and Educational Technology

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Find and discuss 'best of class' ed tech resources to integrate in Common Core curriculum.

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Great resources and lesson plan ideas to share with all grade levels to make that Common Core connection.

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New York State School Boards Association: School librarians valuable behind scenes as schools adopt Common Core standards

The New York State School Boards Association serves as the statewide voice of more than 700 boards of education. This goal is accomplish by providing advocacy, information and training to its constituents.
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Jim Belair provides great examples of school librarians teaching students and collaborating with teachers.

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White Paper: How to Teach Students to Evaluate Information: A Key Common Core Skill > Eye On Education

White Paper: How to Teach Students to Evaluate Information: A Key Common Core Skill > Eye On Education | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
The importance of critical thinking is noted in the new national standards. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative directly identifies hi...
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Does the Common Core Leave Room for Creative Writing? > Eye On Education

Does the Common Core Leave Room for Creative Writing? > Eye On Education | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davi... (RT @eyeoneducation: Does the Common Core Leave Room for Creative Writing?
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Article also includes links to lesson plans incorporating creative writing.
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Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves

Common Core Writing Prompts and Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
This resource aligns our Civil Rights Historical Investigations units with the Common Core State Standards through an argumentative writing assessment. (RT @facinghistory: Cover the civil rights movement and meet the #CommonCore.

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Writer's Workshop - Informational Writing and Summaries

Writer's Workshop - Informational Writing and Summaries | Common Core Standards and School Librarians | Scoop.it
Writing informational text, researching and summarizing is hard work!!! The common core says upper elementary students should be spending at least 60% of their time reading and writing informational text.
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