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Evaluating and Vetting Common Core "Aligned" Close Reading Materials | Burkins & Yaris

Evaluating and Vetting Common Core "Aligned" Close Reading Materials | Burkins & Yaris | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this post on evaluating and vetting Common Core alignment in close reading materials, we offer three questions as a lens for scrutinizing texts and
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3 Key Questions for CC materials and lessons:

1.  How interested will your students be in reading this text?

2.  Who does the work?

3.  Are the questions worth answering?

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Teaching the Constitution: Superheroes and the Branches of Government

Teaching the Constitution: Superheroes and the Branches of Government | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
As a new teacher to both the US History I curriculum and to teaching 9th graders, I was struggling teaching students about the difference in the branches of governments. I tried a variety of ways t...
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Ensuring Active Engagement with Text | Burkins & Yaris

Ensuring Active Engagement with Text | Burkins & Yaris | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this post, we share two strategies for helping you to reset the bar for critical thinking in your classroom.
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Unit 2: Making Evidence-Based Claims - Odell Education

These literacy units empower students with a critical reading and writing skill at the heart of the CCSS: making evidence-based claims about complex texts.
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