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Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction

Five Strategies to Infuse Common Core State Standards with Social Studies Instruction | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Results of an informal poll :"...80% of the questions kids were asked when they are reading are answerable without direct reference to the text itself."

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 Solid advice that doesn't try to sell you a product--how refreshing!

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Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1

Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1 | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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Comprehensive post about close reading for all grades.  Lots of useful information here!

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Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com

Introducing Textual Evidence in the Elementary Common Core Classroom | Roz Linder.com | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

"The lesson? Don’t ‘hide’ skills in the text. Model it and explain it as a skill andthen teach students to apply it to text. This changes the accessibility  and lets all students have access to the skill set regardless of their reading capabilities. Scaffold in the text and gradually increase the complexity then."

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This would work for middle school as well.  Modeling is key!

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 20, 2013 1:59 PM

Step by step directions using picture books that will lead students to find textual evidence.

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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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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works

Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
Within these Common Core standards are six fundamental shifts that all educators (not just English teachers!) need to understand.
Balance Literacy and Informational Text Build Background Knowledge Provide a "Staircase of Complexity" Provide text-based evidence Argumentative Writing Use increasingly complex text Build Academic Vocabulary Conventions of Standard English
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Six or Seven Text Pairings Implied by Common Core ELA Standards? | Partner in Education

Six or Seven Text Pairings Implied by Common Core ELA Standards? | Partner in Education | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it
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Text pairing--two separate texts is the common expectation, but PARCC includes analyzing supplemental elements as a text pairing.  Hmm...Dea has it right: you need to do some close reading yourself to understand the standards!

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Teaching Argument vs. Evidence

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Sarah Tantillo, author of The Literacy Cookbook, tackles the argument vs. evidence challenge with 6 steps to help prepare students for the ELA CCSS. (CCSS: Teaching Argument vs.
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Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools

Critical Thinking Works | Smart Resources for Forward-Thinking Schools | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Scoop.it

Creating text dependent questions


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Text-Dependent Analysis in Action: Examples From Dr. MLK, Jr.'s Letter from a Birmingham Jail

• In-depth analysis and discussion of Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail • Explanation of the cognitive requirements of the Standards •  
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