College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
187.3K views | +0 today
College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders
Supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
Curated by Mel Riddile
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Writing Resource: HyperGrammar

Writing Resource: HyperGrammar | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Mel Riddile's insight:

Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre. This course covers approximately the same ground as our English department's ENG 1320 Grammar course. The content ofHyperGrammar is the result of the collaborative work of the four instructors who were teaching the course in Fall 1993: Heather MacFadyen, David Megginson, Frances Peck, and Dorothy Turner. David Megginson was then responsible for editing the grammar and exercises and for converting them to SGML.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader

How to get your kid to be a fanatic reader | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Author James Patterson: It's up to parents, not teachers, to get ball rolling with kids (especially boys) reading--luckily there are plenty of resources to help.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Text Complexity: Introduction and Overview

Text Complexity: Introduction and Overview | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Resources

Find additional resources to support your literacy work, including:

  • Guidance for the implementation of grade level Common Core instructional shifts in ELA grade 3grade 6 and grade 9
  • Text exemplars that provide models of how to develop students' ability to engage with complex texts from Engage NY.
  • Information about the instructional shifts in ELA/literacy
  • Literacy standards alignment protocol will guide you through the process of examining existing curricular materials to determine alignment with CCLS.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

How School Leaders Can Successfully Implement the Common Core State Standards | ASCD Inservice

How School Leaders Can Successfully Implement the Common Core State Standards | ASCD Inservice | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Caution urged on implementation of the Common Core — from a supporter

Caution urged on implementation of the Common Core — from a supporter | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

While the Common Core State Standards Initiative has produced a formidable set of goals that set very clear expectations for reading, writing, and speaking standards at each grade level, we have significant reservations about their implementation.

Mel Riddile's insight:

According to the author, who supports the Standards, successful implementation will depend on the following:

1. Funding

2. New assessments will be much more rigorous

3. Costs of the new assessments

4. Teacher training 

5. Teacher load and class size


"To successfully implement the Common Core Standards, we will need smaller class sizes, more support for English and History teachers, and more support for underserved schools and districts. We also need to require kids to learn how to read, and to read a lot more!"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Defining Close Reading

Defining Close Reading | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

 by Burkins & Yaris


close reading (klohs ree ding), v

Rereading for the purpose of recognizing details and nuances of text that may go unnoticed during a cursory first read so that new understandings and insights may reveal themselves

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Three Ways to Frame Your Thinking About the Common Core State Standards

NCTE author Sarah Brown Wessling offers inspiring ways to think about the CCSS and reminds us that the CCSS are more than a checklist of tasks, but a map for...
more...
Les Howard's comment, January 23, 2013 9:36 AM
Nice overview of the CCSS with implications for successful implementation. Interesting concept of "gentle failure."
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:23 AM

Sarah Brown Wessling eloquently and persuasively relates what the CCSS are asking of us. 

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

The Myth About Computer-Based Reading Software?

The Myth About Computer-Based Reading Software? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Is student reading fluency really getting better? Are they really becoming better readers?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

10,000 Teachers Collaborate on Common Core-Alignment Project

10,000 Teachers Collaborate on Common Core-Alignment Project | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Tom Vander Ark


None of those old basal textbooks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but they all include great content. What to do? About 10,000 teachers on Edmodo have turned to the The Basal Alignment Project, an online library of revised replacement lessons from common basal reading series (3rd-5th grades) each carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards (Edmodo Group code: etuyrm).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Best Ways to Prepare Students for CCSS in Language Arts

Best Ways to Prepare Students for CCSS in Language Arts | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Responses from:


  1. Christopher Lehman
  2. Amy Benjamin
  3. Ben Curran
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Writing: A Beginner's Guide To Proofreading - Edudemic

Writing: A Beginner's Guide To Proofreading - Edudemic | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Writing plays a key part in your life. Whether you're a blogger, teacher, administrator, or someone else ... writing (and therefore proofreading) is a critical skill.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Do the Math! | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Do the Math! | Harvard Graduate School of Education | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By David McKay Wilson


Adopting the Common Core Standards has meant a big change in how and when math is learned, and taught, in our public schools.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Text Complexity: Selecting Complex Text to Increase Rigor

Text Complexity: Selecting Complex Text to Increase Rigor | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

In Rigor is NOT A Four-Letter Word, 2nd Edition, Barbara Blackbun explains how to increase rigor so that all students can each higher levels of learning."


To increase rigor related to text selection, it is valuable first to simply look at whether or not your students are reading texts that challenge them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Schools Launch Programs to Help Parents Learn About Common Core | Education News

Schools Launch Programs to Help Parents Learn About Common Core | Education News | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The words “Common Core Standards” have been on the tongues of education experts for the last year, and no wonder — almost every state has now committed to implementing the CCS and putting it into practice as early …...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

"In my observations there is simply no groundswell of teacher resistance to the Common Core." David Cohen

"In my observations there is simply no groundswell of teacher resistance to the Common Core." David Cohen | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards is underway, and the imminent transition that will affect most American public schools is sparking a wide variety of reactions among educators ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Simplifying Text Complexity via Teaching Channel

Simplifying Text Complexity via Teaching Channel | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it
Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.
more...
Lindsey Hogan's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:57 AM

Excellent video with thorough explanation of text complexity. It's very approachable, would be great for staff development.

Colleen Robison's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:14 PM

teaching teachers Common Core ELA

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Stretching into a New Year...of Common Core Implementation

Stretching into a New Year...of Common Core Implementation | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Burkins and Yaris


Here are five ways you can start stretching: 

Stretch 1: Plan lessons that address more than one standard.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

A Wealth of Words: Vocabulary and Opportunity

A Wealth of Words: Vocabulary and Opportunity | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.,

City Journal

WInter 2013


The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.


So there’s a positive correlation between a student’s vocabulary size in grade 12, the likelihood that she will graduate from college, and her future level of income. The reason is clear: vocabulary size is a convenient proxy for a whole range of educational attainments and abilities—not just skill in reading, writing, listening, and speaking but also general knowledge of science, history, and the arts. If we want to reduce economic inequality in America, a good place to start is the language-arts classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

How English Teachers Are Reacting To Common Core Nonfiction Requirement

How English Teachers Are Reacting To Common Core Nonfiction Requirement | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"English teachers don’t have to abandon their favorite works in favor of nonfiction."


“We English teachers love our literature, and the greater emphasis on nonfiction texts was uncomfortable for some of us,” she says. But now, her students actually like it. She kept them in the loop during the transition, beginning by showing them their own reading-level scores."

more...
Brian Costin's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:20 PM

Surprise,  its not so bad!

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Missouri Survey Reveals Worries About Common Core Tech Burden

Missouri Survey Reveals Worries About Common Core Tech Burden | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

"Only 42 percent of district officials are confident that they have adequate technology to administer computer-based assessment in 2014-15.


A lack of hardware, a lack of bandwidth, and above all, a lack of time.


Those were among the biggest concerns voiced by Missouri school administrators in a recent statewide survey taken to gauge their capacity to handle the technology requirements associated with implementing online assessments as part of the Common Core State Standards."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

5 Ways Common Core Will Change Your Classroom

Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom

more...
Charlene Heidewald Wagner's curator insight, February 9, 2013 7:04 PM

Super reasoning

when explaining students need One to one with tech

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

Nonfiction Text Features

Nonfiction Text Features | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Promethean Planet


Lessons & Instructional Materials - Nonfiction Text Features.


This flipchart reviews common nonfiction text features including:


  • bold type
  • italics
  • headings and subheadings
  • captions
  • graphs
  • table of contents
  • glossary
  • index
more...
Bill Moody's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:10 PM

Useful for Paper 1 GCSE

Scooped by Mel Riddile
Scoop.it!

7 Teacher Questions About Common Core State Standards

7 Teacher Questions About Common Core State Standards | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

 Getting Smart by Courtney Hanes



more...
No comment yet.