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The DEBATE about ARGUMENT | Burkins & Yaris

The DEBATE about ARGUMENT  | Burkins & Yaris | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

In this post we begin to pick apart the distinction the Common Core makes between persuasion and argument and question whether argument contributes to career readiness.

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Does the Common Core Support the Writing Process? (Part 2) | Burkins & Yaris

Does the Common Core Support the Writing Process? (Part 2)  | Burkins & Yaris | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

In this post, writing standards 4-10 are reviewed through the lens of the writing process, and examine whether or not a writer's workshop approach is supported by the Common Core.

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5 Questions for Closely Reading the Writing Standards | Burkins & Yaris

5 Questions for Closely Reading the Writing Standards | Burkins & Yaris | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

The focus questions are intended to help educators achieve deep levels of understanding about the Common Core writing standards. 

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Evidence & Arguments: Multiple Ways of Experiencing a Text

Evidence & Arguments: Multiple Ways of Experiencing a Text | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

Whether viewing as a new teacher, or a veteran teacher making changes to lessons/units to prepare to teach and assess with CCSS, this video has much to offer in the way of strategies:

 

-MUTT: Marking Up The Text (especially when reading complex texts)

-Ability Grouping/Differentiating

-Checks for Understanding

-Students developing their thinking through multiple experiences

-Students express their thinking verbally and in argumentative writing (individually and in collaboration with others)

 

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Text Structures, Close Reading, Writing, CCSS, and the New York Times

Text Structures, Close Reading, Writing, CCSS, and the New York Times | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
Suggestions for helping students understand common expository "text structures" like cause and effect, compare and contrast and problem-solution that appear often in The Times.
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Using Google Docs To Support Writing

Using Google Docs To Support Writing | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

An explanation and examples of how to use Google Docs with Common Core Writing Standards.

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Does the Common Core Support the Writing Process? | Burkins & Yaris

Does the Common Core Support the Writing Process? | Burkins & Yaris | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

An exploration of the first three writing standards as they relate to the writing process in general, and to planning for writing in particular.

 

Does the CCSS Support the Writing Process? Is the classroom limited by the CCSS, or can we use it as a starting place?

 

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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
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Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World

Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World | CCSS News Curated by Core2Class | Scoop.it

Narrative, expository and argumentative writing are required writing genres in the CCSS. I particularly appreciate the writer's list of contemporary writing activities that provide many different forms within writing genres, especially with respect to social media and online writing, which many of our students will be expected to do in college/careers. 

 

As a bonus, many of these work well with schools that have rolled out 1:1 or iPad programs. Plus, students seem to engage with technology. It's not what you use, but how you use it.  

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