"Educators from across state lines are flocking to resources that Kansas created to help teachers evaluate the complexity of texts. Through “summer academies” that convened teachers from across the state, the Kansas education department began to build a storehouse of model lesson plans and other resources forged by its own teachers."
Resources to support implementation of the KY Core Academic Standards for ELA and the Literacy in the Science, Social Studies/History and Technical Areas Standards. **1st link gives excellent breakdown on determining text complexity.**
English teachers are appalled at the thought of forsaking fiction for a seemingly “unbalanced” emphasis on non-fiction. By nature, we love our literature—especially a great novel!
It is imperative that ELA teachers realize that it is NOT the English Language Arts teachers’ sole responsibility to address this aspect of the Common Core Standards. According to the Common Core State Standards Initiative’s Myths versus Facts section:
With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, we asked ourselves: "What is more important: That our students know all of the plot details of Julius Caesar, or they know how to read, write and talk about a complex text, no matter what ...
As I travel the country at teacher conferences, ELA teachers continually express their concern and stress over the thought of providing access to and teaching Informational Texts within the Common Core Standards.
Booklist Online Book Review: Unpacking a Standard: Folktales, Fairy Tales, and the Common Core State Standards.Green, Julie (author).FEATURE.First published March 5, 2012 (Booklist Online).Books For Youth - Fiction (RT @jgreenz: Unpacking a Standard:...
Teacher collaboration—when it's good, it's very, very good, but when it's bad, it's horrid.
Many educators believe that implementation of the Common Core Standards offers an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration among teachers. What do educators already know about the benefits and pitfalls of collaboration?
"The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects... This document provides hints and tips for the part of the Common Core Standards that were written specifically for the content areas."
An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed. (RT @CK12FlexBooks: Need clarity on Common Core State Standards?
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