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Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

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Dr. Douglas Fisher discusses close reading and how it relates to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.


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What Close Reading Actually Means | Grant Wiggins

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What Close Reading Actually Means

 

Thus, what “close reading” really means in practice is disciplined re-reading of inherently complex and worthy texts.

 

As Tim Shanahan puts it in his helpful blog entry, “Because challenging texts do not give up their meanings easily, it is essential that readers re-read such texts,” while noting that “not all texts are worth close reading.”


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:55 AM

Close reading can be done very successfully through Socratic Seminar. The key is to have complex texts, interpretive questions and then unrelenting follow-up questions to dig deeper.

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Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency

Text Complexity: Balancing Readability and Reading Fluency | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

On Common Core | School Library Journal

 

Knowing the research behind text complexity is critical to understanding the call for more complexity.

The CCSS crafters examined college freshman textbooks and career manuals.These texts typically measure at a Lexile score of 1450.This Lexile measure was used as a benchmark for college and career readiness (CCR).Grade level Lexiles were then scaffolded in reverse, defining grade level Lexile expectations as stated in the Common Core Appendix A.
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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 23, 2013 12:46 AM

Important reading for school librarians working to assist teachers in finding informational text that is differentiated in reading levels.

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Background Knowledge: A Key to Close Reading with ELLs

Background Knowledge: A Key to Close Reading with ELLs | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it
This post is my second of two about how the shifts of the English Language Arts CCSS are playing out in classrooms with ELLs. My first post was about teaching informational text to ELLs, and this p...
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Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it
Dr. Douglas Fisher discusses close reading and how it relates to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.
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Illinois State Board of Education - Performance Evaluation Advisory Council Home Page

Illinois State Board of Education - Performance Evaluation Advisory Council Home Page | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it
Welcome to PEAC’s website, your one-stop source to learn more about how performance evaluations for Illinois teachers and principals will change over the next few years.
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Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

Keep in mind that close reading strategies can be used to dive deep into texts as well as a variety of other primary source types.


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The Landing: Strategies for Close Reading and Critical Reflection

The Landing: Strategies for Close Reading and Critical Reflection | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

Performing a close reading means making an interpretive argument about a text or texts, through detailed attention to and critical reflection on textual form and detail.


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JDriscollMIS's curator insight, February 21, 2013 9:00 AM

Excellent resource on the topic of close reading.  Written concisely but meaningfully.

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The Common Core State Standards: Misunderstandings about about Response and Close Reading

The Common Core State Standards: Misunderstandings about about Response and Close Reading | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it
by Kathy G. Short, University of Arizona. The Common Core State Standards put a major emphasis on the close reading of texts, recommending that students find and cite evidence in the text as they discuss key ideas and ...

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Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies - TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus

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Connecting to the Common Core: Close Reading Markup Strategies  

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The Common Core Implementation Gap: "the distressing reality of implementation"

By Andy Smarick

Education Next

February 21, 2013

 

Teacher Evaluation - With changes afoot in all of these areas, teacher-evaluation reform has gotten exponentially more difficult. 42 states report either having plans or building plans to revise their teacher-evaluation systems to comport with the expectations of Common Core. Thirty states claim to have “fully developed” plans to change their instructional materials to align with the new standards.

Common Core – One of several massive changes. Even the best state departments of education were fretting about the massive challenges associated with overhauling educator evaluation systems before Common Core implementation was front and center.

Professional Development – Plans “look a lot like the SEA’s current PD plans: same state office, same providers, same higher-ed institutions, same quality monitoring, same number of hours required, etc.”

Aligned Instructional Materials - Comparing the navigability of the CC-aligned resources marketplace to the Wild West would be an insult to the Wild West.

Teacher Preparation - Are any activities underway to improve teacher preparation programs so their graduates are ready for the demands of Common Core. As far as I can tell, most states haven’t even begun working in this area.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 27, 2013 9:09 AM

Great Quote:


"it’s time to get serious about the seriousness of implementation"


The Perfect Storm = New Teacher Evaluation Systems + New State Accountability Systems + Common Core Implementation (Professional Development, Aligned Resources, Teacher Preparation)

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5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

"Geniuses produce because they think fluently and flexibly," says Michael Michalko in his book "Cracking Creativity."

 

"Fluency of thought means generating quantities of ideas." A key characteristic of genius is immense productivity. Thomas Edison held 1093 patents. Einstein published 248 papers. Darwin wrote 119 papers besides his theory of evolution. Therefore, if you want more creative/innovative thinking in your organization, you must encourage the generation of "quantities of ideas."

 

However, if you stifle creative thinking by sending subtle or not so subtle messages that "we must just spend our time doing things the way we have always done"...because they have worked, you'll never find a better more efficient method. Your innovative risk-taking competitor will! That's how Microsoft climbed to success passing IBM and why they know they have to continue investing mega-millions in R&D.

 

===> You must encourage people to think creatively and take risks. <===

 


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How will reading instruction change when aligned to the Common Core?

How will reading instruction change when aligned to the Common Core? | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasis on
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Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | 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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Shanahan on Close Reading: Help We Can't Use

Shanahan on Close Reading: Help We Can't Use | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

Close reading is not a reading strategy, but an approach to reading.

 

"In the instructional context, the idea of close reading has been to shift the attention during the reading lesson off of strategies and skills and onto the texts and ideas. The notion is that if students are engaged in close reading throughout their education, they will develop a rich body of knowledge about the world and these reading practices will become habits of mind."

 

Close reading is an old, widely known and specific concept that indicates where meaning resides (in the text) and what readers must do to gain access to this meaning (read the text closely, weighing the author’s words and ideas, and relying heavily on the evidence in the text).


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Close Reading of Complex Text - Part 2

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We need to rethink the "complex text" delivery of our teaching and outcome expectations of student learning around complex text."


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Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

Dr. Douglas Fisher discusses close reading and how it relates to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.


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Defining Close Reading

Defining Close Reading | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

 by Burkins & Yaris

 

close reading (klohs ree ding), v

 

Rereading for the purpose of recognizing details and nuances of text that may go unnoticed during a cursory first read so that new understandings and insights may reveal themselves


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PARCC, Common Core, Close Reading and ELLs

PARCC, Common Core, Close Reading and ELLs | D15 Literacy - Common Core, PARCC, & More | Scoop.it

Close reading of texts with ELLs presents more challenges beyond balancing building background knowledge with working with the actual text. Such challenges for educators of ELLs include choosing appropriate grade level texts, supplying supplementary texts at different reading levels, scaffolding instruction, and creating text depending questions that ELLs can access.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, February 24, 2013 5:33 AM

Helpful article that briefly compares three approaches/definitions of close reading:

  • Tim Shanahan
  • PARCC
  • Aspen Institute


Also considers the role of background knowledge when ELLs are working with complex texts. Several excellent resources embedded in the post.