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What are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

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The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

 

Text-dependent questions direct students’ inquiry into the text, rather than outside of it, and can only be answered with evidence from the text.

 

A strong text-dependent question should invite students to interpret theme, analyze syntax and text structure, support students’ understanding of vocabulary, and analyze the effects of specific word choice.

 

A high-quality summative assessment will involve writing and should allow students individually to demonstrate mastery of one or more of the standards.

 

Text-dependent questions will specifically target (Tier 2 Vocabulary) words that might otherwise be a barrier to their comprehension.

 

Identify what makes the text difficult (Quantitative, Qualitative, Reader and Task)

 

Rather than present them randomly, teachers can sequence text-dependent questions to help students gradually unfold their understanding and perform rigorous analysis, learning to stay focused inside of the text to construct meaning.

 

Any good instructional planning begins and ends with standards.

 

Note: When you are working with text-dependent questions to establish rigorous classroom discourse and providing students with routine writing tasks to support comprehension and analysis, you are activating most of the standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening most of the time.

 

Assessment: Ensure "that the culminating activity fully aligns with the text-dependent questions and focus standards that you have identified."


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Providing Student Support with the Common Core & Text Complexity

Providing Student Support with the Common Core & Text Complexity | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it

By Barbara Blackburn

 

The new Common Core State Standards require that students read more complex texts. What are ways teachers can provide support for new levels of rigor?

Modeling Layering Meaning Making Connections

Lucy Calkins. 3 Ways to Help Your Students Become Strategic Readers. Instructor, April, 1997, pages 40-41

 

Linda Fielding and C. Roller. Making Difficult Books Accessible and Easy Books Acceptable. The Reading Teacher, May, 1992, pages 678-685.

 

The Common Core State Standards: www.corestandards.org.


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11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos

11 Reasons Teachers Should Make Their Own Videos | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it

Any company, organization, or individual hoping to take advantage of digital video to educate or entertain the populace or promote a product should have a video strategy in place before springing for the time and equipment involved. Educators, of course, are not exempt from the core tenets of solidifying a viable video strategy — especially when it comes to how exactly they plan to take advantage of everything the medium offers.


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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
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TED-Ed - YouTube

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TED-Ed is TED's new education initiative.
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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
In The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande writes about the importance of list making as a process of working through critical decisions, and list reviewing as a critical element to support aspirations...
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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Electronic Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Electronic Feedback | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Education Nation: Common core | wcsh6.com

Education Nation: Common core | wcsh6.com | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it

At NBC's Education Nation summit a big focus is on new standards in math and reading known as the "Common Core".


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Close, Careful Reading (and Rereading) for Educators | Burkins & Yaris

In this post, we nudge educators to look again at our post title If It Had Been a Snake, It Has Bitten Us and use four text-based questions to help them notice the things that might have gone unnoticed on a more cursory first reading.
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Best iPad Apps for Art Education, 2012 | ArtSite Blog

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40 iPad Apps For Science By Category

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The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom.…...
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What vs. How & Pre-reading Strategies (Introduction) | Burkins & Yaris

What vs. How & Pre-reading Strategies (Introduction) | Burkins & Yaris | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
In this post we explore three common strategies for introducing text before reading and the ways they do (or don't) align with the Common Core. These strategies have been challenged by the authors of the CCSS and we address this criticism.

 

"The Common Core only tells us what to teach, but doesn’t tell us how to teach."

 

Three traditional practices in literacy education:

1) presenting background information,

2) pre-reading strategies, such as predicting, and

3) articulating a summary of the text.

 

David Coleman Quotes

 

We lavish so much attention on these strategies in the place of reading, I would urge us to instead read. the first escape from the text is to summarize it in advance asking you to just read. To think of dispensing for a moment with all the apparatus we have built up before reading and plunging into reading the text. And let it be our guide into its own challenges. Nothing could be more lethal to paying attention to the text in front of you than such a hunt and seek mission
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Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers

Download our free guide: 50 Apps for Teachers | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Want to enhance and streamline your curriculum? We've got 50 apps for teachers that will help you do it!

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TED-Ed Beta A New Service to Turn Videos into Engaging Lessons

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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
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Teaching Listening Skills: 5 ways to listen better | TED.com

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

 

TED Talks In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world...


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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Continuing Professional Development - CCMS | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach.
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