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Oh No They Didn't! - DOWNTON ABBEY DISCUSSION POST...

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Downton Abbey: series three, episode seven SPOILERS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET Bates is back! And, consistency sticklers rejoice, his dodgy leg problem has mysteriously reappeared. His return gave us ...

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History Lessons Blend Content Knowledge, Literacy

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As school prepare for changes under the Common Core, some educators are turning to a program that strengthens students' history knowledge and reading comprehension.
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Opinon: Critical thinking skills are key to a well-rounded education ...

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While Ellis said she felt both confident and challenged in her college education so far, she also realized major differences in learning pace and, again, critical thinking—something she had only experienced in her ethics and ...
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Common Core Standards for ELA: Speaking and Listening

Common Core Standards for ELA: Speaking and Listening | Great Books | Scoop.it
The English Language Arts (ELA) standards are divided into broad categories: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language.

 

The first standard under Comprehension and Collaboration requires that students learn how to initiate and participate in a range of collaborative discussions including one–on-one, group, or teacher-led on grade-appropriate topics.

 

“The Internet has accelerated the speed at which connections between speaking, listening, reading, and writing can be made, requiring that students be ready to use these modalities nearly simultaneously. Technology itself is changing quickly, creating a new urgency for students to be adaptable in response to change.”

–Common Core State Standards


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Scholar Mulhern's comment, September 2, 2012 1:45 PM
Great website. Thank you. I have referenced you on my own--synthesizingeducation.net, where I will be posting biweekly exemplars for the Common Core.

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Learning what's not on the test: Minneapolis Children's Theater reaches and teaches kids in poverty

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Learning what's not on the test: @ChildrensTheatr teaching critical thinking skills to kids http://t.co/eMlEQIcI...
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The Imaginative Conservative: Winged Words: On the Importance of Reading and Discussing Great Books

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