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Argumentative, Opinion, and Persuasive Writing in the Common Core - Choice Literacy

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The Common Core has many teachers and literacy coaches pondering how to teach students to write in ways that mix fact and emotion. In this essay from the archives, Jennifer Burton looks at the difference between Argumentative, Opinion, and Persuasive Writing in the Common Core with her colleagues, and tries out some lessons with students.

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Literacy Strong All Year Long: Motivating K–2 Students to Read

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Motivating K–2 Students to Read | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Keeping your students motivated and engaged in reading all year long ensures that they’ll grow “literacy strong.” Just like staying in physical shape, students need to participate actively in “workouts” by reading every day and they need to increase the level of intensity of their routines! Whether you are trying to start the year off fresh with gusto, working hard to beat the mid-year blahs, scrambling to finish the year on top, or sending students off into the lazy days of summer with books to read, each season of the year presents its own set of reading challenges. - See more at: http://www.reading.org/literacy-daily/classroom/post/engage/2015/07/01/literacy-strong-all-year-long-motivating-k-2-students-to-read#sthash.tviuY1Ei.dpuf
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New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment

New Teachers: A Primer on Assessment | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
In this guide for new teachers, learn about different types of assessment and how they can be used to provide feedback to learners and inform instruction.
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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.
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WeAreTeachers: Light a Fire! 10 Unconventional Ways to Motivate Students

WeAreTeachers: Light a Fire! 10 Unconventional Ways to Motivate Students | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Motivating students to learn isn't always easy. Here are 10 unconventional ways to build a rapport with your students and encourage them to be more engaged in class.
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Education standards may be vital to retaining Fort Rucker

Education standards may be vital to retaining Fort Rucker | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Military basing decisions may take educational matters – including compatibility of standards – into consideration, according to a new report.
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Autism at school: seven questions for parents

Autism at school: seven questions for parents | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Many children with autism find aspects of everyday life difficult, and school is no exception.

Via Nicole Flamer, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.
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5 Strategies for Hitting the Speaking & Listening Standards

5 Strategies for Hitting the Speaking & Listening Standards | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Stacy Davison shares five great ideas for deepening conversational skills with students as a way to hit the Speaking and Listening standards.
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WeAreTeachers: 7 Ninja Moves for Increasing Academic Risk-Taking

WeAreTeachers: 7 Ninja Moves for Increasing Academic Risk-Taking | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We sometimes find ourselves in a culture of product-based praise. If we want more effort from our students, we need to be more intentional about the value of process and risk in our classrooms.
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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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How to "Make" Our Classrooms More Playful and Fun

How to "Make" Our Classrooms More Playful and Fun | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
School technology coach Burker offers eight convincing reasons why classroom making projects are not only playful but effective ways to build important skills.
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The Vital Role of Content Teachers in Developing Disciplinary Literacy in Grades 6-12

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Beyond Words

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Redefining literacy for Alabama families - What does a warm coat have to do with reading and writing? Maryann Manning, Ed.D., saw the connection. The internationally renowned author and scholar on literacy issues, a distinguished professor emerita at UAB’s School of Education, “provided eyeglasses, coats, and shoes to children in the area because she understood that kids can’t do the things they need to do in school when they’re cold on the way to school,” says her daughter, Marilee Ransom, Ph.D.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Adventures in Literacy Land: Guiding Reading: 3 Things I Did Wrong

Adventures in Literacy Land: Guiding Reading: 3 Things I Did Wrong | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... As I read Beverly Tyner's book on a differentiated teaching model for small group, I started thinking how different my current reading groups are to the ones I conducted when I first started teaching.  This reflection led me to realize that there were quite a number of things I did THEN that I would not do NOW.

 

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When parenting styles clash | GreatKids

When parenting styles clash | GreatKids | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Whether you're right or wrong, call a cease-fire and find a way to build a united front for the kids’ sake.


Via Sharrock, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Free Education: Hundred Places To Learn

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“Free Education: Hundred Places To Learn”


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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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Not just for teachers!  Students could use it, too.  I see some GREAT formative assessment potential here~

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 27, 8:12 PM

Very, very nice! Connect this to infographics, and away we go!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 28, 2:30 PM

Thx Nik Peachey

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 29, 4:26 PM

Really nice smooth tool. 

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I’m an Educator, What Should I Tweet about? | Mr Kemp

I’m an Educator, What Should I Tweet about? | Mr Kemp | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, June 26, 9:50 PM

Since adults use Twitter, tweet to adults about things they are interested in. Don't forget to be an adult, yourself.

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, June 27, 10:24 AM

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's insight:

Educators are one of the fastest growing groups of professionals on Twitter. I tweet. Do you tweet? Follow me @DoctorDea

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Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning

Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
All kids an benefit from self-directed learning, but students need to learn how to communicate, disagree and create a caring community to make it work.
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But The Kids Aren't Reading - 20 Ideas for Creating Passionate Reading Environments - Pernille Ripp

But The Kids Aren't Reading - 20 Ideas for Creating Passionate Reading Environments - Pernille Ripp | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
So many of us are trying to create passionate reading environments, we are doing all the things the experts tell us to do, and yet, something just isn’t clicking. Some kids are reading sure, but they would probably be reading any way, others though, not so much. Our passionate reading environments are just not working for all of our kids.

When I moved from 5th to 7th I knew I would be up against a challenge, after all, I had seen the slow decline of reading in my 5th graders and was pretty sure it would continue as they got older. And I was right, by 7th graders some of my students are not just disliking books, some really hate reading. And they are vocal about it! So what have I done to continue to create passionate reading environments? Here are a few ideas…

Via John Evans
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