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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

This year I revisited the infographic as a means for assessing nonfiction reading and research. Although some students are still finishing their projects, this year’s results far surpass last year’s because I changed my approach to marry the infographic to nonfiction reading (factual information) and data gathering through authentic research.

Deb Gardner's insight:

While infographics don't take the place of writing, they do offer students another way to collect, synthesize, evaluate and communicate their learnings in another way. 

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A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment Supports the Common Core: Infographic | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

A Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment Supports the Common Core: Infographic | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

Much attention is being spent preparing for the Common Core standards and the call for increasing the amount of nonfiction and informational text in classrooms. Perhaps we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and making certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning.


A literacy-rich environment not only supports the standards set by the Common Core, but also provides a setting that encourages and supports speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a variety of authentic ways – through print & digital media.

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The Busy Teacher's Quick Common Core Guide - Edudemic

The Busy Teacher's Quick Common Core Guide - Edudemic | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
Though much of it is focused on the broader ideas of the Core Standards, we thought that a number of the statistics contained in this handy infographic / Common Core guide were interesting.
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Maybe the infographic meant "informational" not instructional texts?

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Infographic: What Is College Readiness?

Infographic: What Is College Readiness? | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be college and/or career ready after high school? What will Common Core Standards contribute to students' preparedness? 

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