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Middle School ELA Activities, Lesson Plans, Worksheets & Handouts - Share My Lesson

Middle School  ELA Activities, Lesson Plans, Worksheets & Handouts - Share My Lesson | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

 FREE middle school grades 6-8 English language arts activities and lesson plans.

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Implementing the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts Classes, Tip #1

Implementing the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts Classes, Tip #1 | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Check all of Tracee Orman's tips and resources for great ideas on implementing the ELA CC standards!

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Literacy Templates for ELA Lesson Plans

Literacy Templates for ELA Lesson Plans | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
Templates for students' written assignments
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Booklist Online--CCSS Resources

Booklist Online--CCSS Resources | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Links to Booklist's CCSS resources.  You'll find "Unpacking a Standard," with quick tips and recommended titles; webinars; and articles. 

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Filter Bubble: Your Search Results are NOT Objective | English Language Arts

Your students' search results are NOT objective. New information says Google's filter bubble gives subjective results.
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STEM, Literacy, and the Common Core Standards

STEM, Literacy, and the Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Long article with some good examples of STEM/ELA collaboration for CCSS.  

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Organizing Elements of the Common Core State Standards in Reading

Organizing Elements of the Common Core State Standards in Reading | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

The four key questions can help teachers explain the gist of the CC ELA standards to students and parents.

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Item and Task Prototypes | PARCC

Some examples of PARCC's assessment strategies.  

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CCSS K-5 ELA Toolkit

CCSS K-5 ELA Toolkit | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
FLDOE Common Core Eng./L.Arts/Reading Online Toolkits for Elem.

 

Looks like the Florida DOE is curating resources for activities, lesson plans, and assessment.  Good start!

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Recorded webinar on Common Core State Standards by two of the ...

See on Scoop.it – Implementing Common Core Standards in Special Education The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) are hosting ...
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Primary Source Picks | Primary Source Nexus

Primary Source Picks | Primary Source Nexus | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Lots of resources here, including themed sets, such as World War II.  

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Common Core L.CCR.6 Explained | Teaching the Core

Common Core L.CCR.6 Explained | Teaching the Core | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
The 6th Common Core language anchor standard is about being able to acquire, use, and grapple with unknown words. Vocabulary builders, this is your standard!

 

It's official--I've learned more about the CCSS for ELA from Dave Stuart's blog than from hours reading on the states' sites, BIE, etc. Start at the beginning and read through his posts. 

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Common Core L.CCR.5 Explained | Teaching the Core

Common Core L.CCR.5 Explained | Teaching the Core | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
The 5th Common Core language anchor standard is about understanding figurative language, word relationships, and nuance in word meanings.
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Common Core Reading Lessons

Common Core Reading Lessons | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Links to free and premium resources for ELA teachers. 

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Share My Lesson-CCSS ELA Lesson Plans

Share My Lesson-CCSS ELA Lesson Plans | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Hundreds of lesson plans, searchable by grade and ELA standard

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ReadWorks.org

ReadWorks.org | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

GREAT resource for K-6!  Register for free access to CC ELA aligned lesson plans, searchable by standard.  PDFs of all required materials.  

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A Fun Classroom Activity for Common Core Standards

A Fun Classroom Activity for Common Core Standards | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

This activity is easily adapted for all grades and addresses the ELA Speaking and Listening anchor standard #5.

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Bibliotech: Hands-on Common Core PD for Informational Reading

Bibliotech: Hands-on Common Core PD for Informational Reading | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Great information from New Canaan HS for CCSS and informational reading

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Climbing the CCSS Staircase: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Climbing the CCSS Staircase: Tier 2 Vocabulary | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Thinking through a lesson on context clues for Tier 2 vocabulary.

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EduCore - Tools for Teaching the Common Core - ASCD

EduCore - Tools for Teaching the Common Core - ASCD | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Some sample modules for ELA and videos about the CC.  From The Gates Foundation.

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Crowdsourcing Fifty (or so) ways to leave your paper: « NeverEndingSearch

Crowdsourcing Fifty (or so) ways to leave your paper: « NeverEndingSearch | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Share with teachers who worry about assigning (and assessing) endless research reports to meet the CCSS.  Excellent ideas from Joyce Valenza.

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Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions”

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions” | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
In my English 10 class, I used to teach a lesson about satire through Dr. Seuss’ The Butter Battle Book.  To begin this lesson, I would tell students, “While this is, on one hand, a children’s book...

 

Thoughtful analysis of how the CCSS will change teaching.

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Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive

Kick Me: Making Vocabulary Interactive | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
Watch as one 7th grade writing teacher makes a vocabulary lesson interactive. Using some great classroom management techniques, this teacher gets her students to have fun while learning vocabulary. Name of lesson is called Kick Me.
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TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress

TPS Journal | For Teachers - Library of Congress | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

This issue of TPS is all about the Common Core!  What better resource than the Library of Congress for your primary source documents.

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I.N.K.-Interesting Non-Fiction for Kids

I.N.K.-Interesting Non-Fiction for Kids | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Great nonfiction writers blog here.  Find titles here that will support the CCSS

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