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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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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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7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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Getting Complicated With Texts: Understanding the New ELA Standards

The new Common Core Standards call for students to read a great deal more content-rich non-fiction in high school. But what’s a “complex” text anyway and how do teachers select such texts?
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Adjectives for the Word Graveyard: The Case Against "Good" and "Bad"

Try using this video as a lesson starter, without giving context.  It makes a solid point when choosing and using words in writing. Aligns well to CCSS Anchor Standard 3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

 

To further push rigor, ask students to critique the video (and some of the comments) for improvement in clarity, and even point of view.

 

It's alarming that such a simple video about word choice would illicit such impassioned dialog.  Ahhh the power of words!

 


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Common Core Standards and the Four C’s: A Perfect Marriage - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Common Core Standards and the Four C’s: A Perfect Marriage - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
  Driving Question: How can the 4 C's be used to acheive Common Core State Standards?
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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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Text Complexity Multi-Index Process » TextProject

Text Complexity Multi-Index Process » TextProject | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Step by step process for determining text complexity

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Supplemental Information for Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: New Research on Text Complexity

Contains comparison chart  for multiple quantitative measures of text complexity, including ATOS and lexile levels.  Also has a chat to determine qualitative measures, and a sample text.  


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Practical Literacy Aids for Today's Educators (PLATE): New Thoughts for How to Use the Standards

Practical Literacy Aids for Today's Educators (PLATE): New Thoughts for How to Use the Standards | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

By "chunking" the anchor standards for reading, teachers can develop checks for understanding and performance tasks (perhaps correlated with writing) as students perform a first read, a second, and then a final read of complex texts.

 

 


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6 NonFiction Children's Book Awards--Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | English Language Arts

6 NonFiction Children's Book Awards--Finding NonFiction Texts for Common Core | English Language Arts | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
These children's book awards will help you find great reads among nonfiction, informational books for kids: Orbis Pictus from NCTE, Siebert from ALA, Golden Kite from SCBWI and IRA awards and ALA Notables NSTA Outstanding Science Books, NCSS Notables.

 

Also see the blog ..http://inkrethink.blogspot.com/ for more great non-fiction!

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