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Close reading: A revolution delayed | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Close reading: A revolution delayed | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
For all of the talk about how different reading instruction is meant to be in the Common Core era, and for all of the hand wringing over the critical “instructional shifts” embedded in the new literacy standards, a glimpse at the world of classroom implementation reveals that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Excellent read on literacy instruction.

 

"Said differently: Because your ability to make inferences or find the main idea leans heavily on your knowledge of the subject, standards-driven reading instruction can create a comforting illusion of proficiency on texts that teachers and students choose themselves that evaporates when reading about unfamiliar subjects."

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Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day

Pediatricians Call For Parents To Read Aloud To Their Children Every Day | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
If your child's next visit to the pediatrician includes a clear emphasis on reading, don't be surprised.

On Tuesday, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricia...
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New Thoughts on the Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy | Teaching the Core

New Thoughts on the Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy | Teaching the Core | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
In this post, I outline my new thinking around an updated and revised version of he non-freaked out approach to Common Core literacy.
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'Big 8' districts launch assessment tools for Common Core* - LA School Report

'Big 8' districts launch assessment tools for Common Core* - LA School Report | We Teach Social Studies | Scoop.it
A group of some of the largest school districts in California is launching an online a resource bank of student assessment tools to help teachers measure student learning as the roll out of the new curriculum, known as the Common Core, gains speed...
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Sample modules for assessments.  Click on "online" then "ELA Performance Based Assessments"

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