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What Close Reading Actually Means

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Here is what the Common Core ELA Standards say:

Students who meet the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. (p. 3)


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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | Edutopia

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards | Edutopia | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.
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Close Reading Resources from Commonlit

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COMMONLIT is a collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature for classrooms.

1 Choose a theme2 Choose a discussion question3 Choose a text Ready for Tomorrow!
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 26, 2015 1:56 PM

This looks like a promising site for teachers looking for more informational text to read and discuss in class. Right now the selections are a bit thin, but I'm assuming they are adding more in the future.

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Adventures in Literacy Land: Have you Fallen in Love with Close Reading?

Adventures in Literacy Land: Have you Fallen in Love with Close Reading? | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

by Michael Gonchar

 

"To help jump-start your brainstorming, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts from our daily Student Opinion feature that invite you to take a stand.

"Though you won’t be limited to these topics for the contest, you’ll see that our list touches on every aspect of modern life, from politics to sports, culture, education and technology. We hope the range inspires you, and we hope the fact that each question links to at least one related Times article gives you a starting point for finding evidence."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 2014 7:24 PM

To use argumentative writing, teachers and students need to know how to use the Theory of Argumentation. That is not common.

 

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:14 AM

Chapbook Essays galore -- with applicable background info

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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10 Tips for Close Reading Success

10 Tips for Close Reading Success | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Here is a quick round-up of the ten tips for close reading success:Select Short PassagesMake Your Focus IntenseExtend Focus Through the TextStudents Markup the Text as They ReadEncourage Exploratory DiscussionsEncourage RereadingRead in Every Subject AreaAnnotate the TextUse Close Reading Marks IndependentlyUse Close Reading Strategically in Small Bites
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Research Summary on the Benefits of PBL | Project Based Learning

Research Summary on the Benefits of PBL | Project Based Learning | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

This summary of research on Project Based Learning also appears in the BIE book PBL for 21st Century Success. It provides a quick look at key studies showing PBL's positive effects on student academic achievement, mastery of 21st century competences such as problem-solving and critical thinking, addressing the needs of diverse learners and closing achievement gaps, and increasing students' motivation to learn.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:09 AM

I truly feel PBL offers learners a strong motivation to learn and achieve. Here is some research that supports that idea.

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Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web

Information-Literacy Primer: Learning to Research on the Web | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Knowing how to navigate through and research on the Web is a skill. Following are some pointers and resources.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:21 AM

A good reminder.

Claudia Klausen's curator insight, September 20, 2014 9:44 AM

Very helpful site for teaching information literacy and research skills. 

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, October 3, 2014 11:24 PM

a good summary on information literacy - how to manage a huge variety of sources

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School - Mind/Shift | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.

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Writing Rubrics for High School

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These Common Core Writing Rubrics Help Teachers in All Subject Areas Identify and Score Good Writing, Bad Writing, and Everything in Between

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Brand New Science Passages

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:00 PM

Free Common Core aligned reading passages and question sets for every grade level.

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Essential Questions Guide


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:16 PM

This PDF provides examples of essential questions, defines the specific features of essential questions, and has excellent resources for further exploration!

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:22 PM

Essential Questions are an important concept for teachers to learn as they guide students in close reading of text.

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Find Your Path through the NGSS

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Find your path through the new Next Generation Science Standards using the Concord Consortium's interactive pathfinder.

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More Google Books Browsing and Searching Tips

More Google Books Browsing and Searching Tips | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Over the years I've written a handful of posts about using Google Books as a research tool. I even made a video about the process. Recently, Dan Russell produced a great video on the topic.

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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.

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3 Go-To Close Reading Strategies

3 Go-To Close Reading Strategies | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

Abi Frost writes: "With the shift to Common Core State Standards, there has been lots of talk of “close reading.”  As a reading specialist, my responsibility is to help my students reach toward grade level with their reading skills, which most certainly involves having them read texts closely. But, what does close reading look like? And how do you get a reluctant and struggling adolescent reader to read the same text more than once and pay close attention to the details?  It is quite a challenge, but these go-to strategies have helped me enable my students, across grades 7-12, uncover the multiple meanings of text."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 1, 2014 11:23 AM

Some excellent strategies to share. These would be especially useful to subject area teachers who must add literacy strategies to their classroom teaching.  I love the first example of illustrating short excerpts. It's clear from the example that the student needed to read the excerpt again. By showing him the painting, he had a concrete example of how close reading matters.

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Problem-Based Learning and Information Literacy: A Natural Partnership | Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice

Due to student overreliance on search engines and the time constraints of one-shot instruction sessions, librarians struggle to teach many of the information literacy skills that students need to conduct successful research. Problem-based learning (PBL) provides a way to integrate information literacy naturally into an assignment or course by guiding students through the research process as they work to find a solution to a problem. This article first explains the PBL process, then describes the design and implementation of a PBL project in a required first-year general education course. Finally, it details the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education addressed by the project, as well as possible future modifications.


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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

The following series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:26 AM

Another useful design tool.

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Getting 'REAL' with web evaluation - tips and tools to develop information literacy

Getting 'REAL' with web evaluation - tips and tools to develop information literacy | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
This is the second post in the series on developing critical and information literacy. The first post explored the need for critical literacy when learning from the web. This post explores strategi...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, October 13, 2014 3:47 PM

A really useful website that will help to teach website evaluation.

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Beginning Our Research and Inquiry Experiences with Pre-Searching

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We formally began our first steps into our fall research experience with Ms. Rust's 12 British Literature/Composition Honors students by giving them  a few days to pre-search their initial lists of...
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Common Core-aligned Science Articles for High School Students

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ReadWorks is a great non-profit service that offers hundreds of lesson plans and more than two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passageswith accompanying question sets to use in high school classrooms.


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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 21, 2014 11:11 AM

Kids now days need to be encouraged to ask more questions. They are so use to being spoon fed, they are afraid.

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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Help with the Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

"Below is a graphic I come across while wading through my feeds today. The visual emphasizes the importance of read-alouds  in early literacy learning. It also features a set of interesting facts on how reading aloud helps in kids' literacy development. Reading aloud to kids is not only beneficial to young learners linguistic abilities but is also connected to their social and cognitive development. And the most important of them all is that only 15 minutes of read-aloud is enough to make a difference"


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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:25 AM

it may also be more than 15 minutes ...

Jan Watts's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:00 AM

This  graphic has a place in every library and classroom, but also in every home (just so we don't lose sight of the huge importance of reading aloud).

Ninna Ricci Capistrano's curator insight, September 11, 2014 6:40 AM

This also gives parents and the kids quality time

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Three Keys to Implementing the Common Core Standards

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In this post, we share three qualities that we think are paramount to good teaching, particularly good Common Core aligned instruction.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:47 AM

Critcal thinking, communication, and collaboration are the critical components.