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Formative Assessments

An explanation of a presentation on formative assessment strategies for an online adult professional development course, 21st Century Classroom Assessment, o...
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Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: An Overview | EngageNY

Common Core in ELA/ Literacy: An Overview | EngageNY | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
NYSED's Video Series "Common Core in ELA/Literacy: An Overview" http://t.co/uBZ9wK4R5C
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7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Helpful Info. on Complex Texts via @freddywrites @freddyreads 7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: http://t.co/3FAkLJwQzz
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Effective Speech

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For officially enrolled students:      You can access all instructor's presentation materials, the guide to all speaking activities and assignments, and our calendar  by logging on to Angel...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:29 AM

 

Check it out!!!

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 30, 2013 12:05 PM

Some great tips, and learning resources for speech makers!

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 31, 2013 9:29 AM

This even has a link to a free public speaking eTextbook.

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Planning to Meet CCSS Grade Level Literacy Standards

Planning to Meet CCSS Grade Level Literacy Standards | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Do any of those questions sound familiar? I spent this week with some fabulous teachers working on the Iowa Core Writing Standards. Did we work on all of them? No! Did we talk about all of them?...


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 5, 2013 11:15 AM

A teacher thinking aloud about CCSS implementation.  Sharing this blog post to show how ELA teachers are working with the standards.

ratzelster's curator insight, August 8, 2013 1:23 PM

Overwhelming???  Maybe.  But there are ways in which to consider this in small enough size pieces that make sense.

Wendi Pillars's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:32 PM

Lots of good links on this sight, also.

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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic) | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 7:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:55 PM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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Handy PDF showing the correlation between Webb's DOK and Bloom's Taxonomy


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:59 AM

This shows the correlation between Bloom's taxonomy and Webb's DOK--just in time for the school year and QualityCore end of course testing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:56 PM

Analysis and synthesis are two different and related skills.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:34 PM

The above correlation between Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge but should include Marzano's Dimensions of Thinking and extenting to Vygotsky's ZPD. I believe they all lead to levels of compentency-based learning schema within in a multilingual and multicultural enviroment. Learning is both an individual and collaborative experiance.

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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, August 15, 2013 12:26 PM

I've scooped John Green's videos before. But, here's another good one. 

 

Well worth considering clicking the subscribe button.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com

 

 "Google Lit Trips" is the fictitious business name for GLT Global ED an educational nonprofit.

 

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, August 15, 2013 5:57 PM

Excellent! Information presented in an informative, if somewhat frenetic method. Really gets into why reading matters in a most entertaining way. The original site is full of resources organised into grade appropriate categories. 

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Readability and the Common Core’s Staircase of Text Complexity

Readability and the Common Core’s Staircase of Text Complexity | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:47 AM

This would be a great article for small group discussions about text complexity. It's so much more than lexile levels!

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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What Close Reading Actually Means

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:28 PM

One of the "buzz words" coming with implementation of AL's CCRS and the CCSS.  Great informative read!

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Shanahan on Literacy: To Theme or Not to Theme,...

Shanahan on Literacy: To Theme or Not to Theme,... | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's insight: I'm amazed that anyone would bastardize the standards and turn them into reading strategies! But...for some people, that would make the job easier and for others, would also continue to support their profit margins!
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achievethecore.org :: Understanding the CCSS: The Shifts in Practice

@davidwees perhaps http://t.co/PAeHhf2pGy would have some things? I don't have an edutopia account to post with...
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Responsibility vs Accountability

Responsibility vs Accountability | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
If learners take responsibility for their learning, they will be more motivated to learn. If teachers are accountable for their learning, then there is no reason to be motivated other than for a grade.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:10 PM

Responsibility means a moral obligation and something taken upon one's self.

Accountability is more of a social contract or social obligation. Accountability can be measurable. If teachers are accountable for their learners' learning, then why would learners feel responsible for their own learning?


When learners feel a sense of ownership, they want to engage in academic tasks and persist in learning. If teachers and learners are learners first, then responsibility comes with being a learner. Learners of all ages become responsible for their learning when they own and drive their learning.

So what is it? Teachers and learners need to be accountable for their own learning by taking responsibility for their learning. What do you see as the difference between accountability and responsibility?

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:07 PM

My goal is always to encourage students to take ownership of their learning.  What you learn is yours-- it can't be taken away!

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Writing Process Infographic

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Writing Process

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CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project

CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:59 AM

"Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core."

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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:59 AM

FREE iPad apps--Love ThingLink!  Knowmia Teach--helpful to new tech teachers!  Looking at Mindomo now!

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core WRITING | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core WRITING | Teaching the Core | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
How do we incorporate simple yet powerful writing activities that will not only prepare our students for college/career, but also help with content acquisition?

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Common Core ELA Standards and Library Collaboration

Common Core ELA Standards and Library Collaboration | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:55 PM

After seeing Mrs. Sike's excellent K-5 handouts for teachers here <http://mrssikes.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/collaboration-with-common-core-state-standards>, I decided to make something for my 6th grade ELA teachers. Feel free to copy and adapt!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:56 PM

Let your teachers know you and your library are ready for the Common Core! Feel free to edit for your own use.  

Jay Bansbach's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:41 AM

Great promotional item!!

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Lexile Level Is NOT Text Complexity CCSS.R.10

Lexile Level Is NOT Text Complexity CCSS.R.10 | ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
This Tweet yesterday from #tcrwp (Teachers College Reading and Writing Project) caught my eye.  A quick glance at the twitter stream confirmed that it came from Stephanie Harvey's keynote (sigh of ...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, August 21, 2013 11:08 PM

My comment to Fran's blog: Thank you, Fran! A good primer on Lexiles to teachers in search of a text! I spoke at a Common Core Conference in June and while there, sat in on a informal presentation by Malbert Smith, developer of the Lexile Framework and MetaMetrics President. He shared with us that one of the most distinguishing aspects of the algorithm determining Lexile ratings was the appearance of rare words in a text. So while many think it is about word and sentence length, it is really about the frequency of a word in a corpus of 6 million words used by the analyzer. Semantic difficulty paired with syntactic complexity determines Lexile levels. The reason novels are relatively low in the Lexile ratings is because they contain dialogue which is usually comprised of conversational language and not rare words. In a bit of fun, he shared some very short words with us and showed how quickly their inclusion can change a Lexile rating. Good stuff to know.

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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How Annotation Reshapes Student Reading

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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:45 PM

Every teacher should enhance their student's reading comprehension by using  annotations as a record of their thinking. If you’re thinking, make a record of it by writing down.