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Technology to support creative writing

Technology to support creative writing | intermediate social academic activities | Scoop.it
education, learning & technology

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New reading passages and question sets for grades K-8

New reading passages and question sets for grades K-8 | intermediate social academic activities | Scoop.it

We are adding 900 new non-fiction, fiction and original reporting reading passages to our current library of 1,200 non-fiction passages. Each passage has 10 evidence-based questions that build in complexity, model good questioning, and are ideal for student independent practice. Questions focus on close reading of important information, inference, main idea, text structures (such as cause and effect),  vocabulary-in-context, author’s craft, and syntax. The question sets are a combination of multiple-choice and written response.

 

These new passages are based on essential STEM and social studies topics, along with authentic fiction. In response to your suggestions, we are excited to add passages that are appropriate for 7th and 8th grade. All the passages are lexile-leveled to make it easier for you to differentiate instruction for individual or small group uses.

 


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How the common core has ramped up reading expectations

How the common core has ramped up reading expectations | intermediate social academic activities | Scoop.it

With a Lexile of 950, Bud, Not Buddy was considered a book for 7th and 8th graders a few years ago, but now it's considered appropriate for 5th and 6th graders. Island of the Blue Dolphins used to be placed in the 8-10 grade band, but now Lexile includes it in grades 7 and 8.


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lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:54 PM

Common Core book displays in book stores such as Barnes and Noble

seems to show how the common core presence has increased reading expectations for the public. 

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Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes

Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes | intermediate social academic activities | Scoop.it
The first step in teaching your junior high / middle school students to paraphrase text is to learn what is plagiarism and what is paraphrasing.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:03 PM

The highlighters make the point! 

Catalina Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, July 23, 2013 1:51 PM
excellent,thank you.