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CORE ELA Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction

CORE ELA Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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Great resource! Could be used for instruction or assessment.

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:55 AM

Looking for performance tasks? These are very well done and there are mulitple titles for the grades that have shared their work.  If your grade does not have work posted-still take a peek and see what you may be able to do to bring performance tasks into your classroom assessments. A real gem of a find!

Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:59 AM

Looking for performance tasks? These are very well done and there are mulitple titles for the grades that have shared their work.  If your grade does not have work posted-still take a peek and see what you may be able to do to bring performance tasks into your classroom assessments. A real gem of a find!

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INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION | Annotating for Argumentation

INTERTEXTrEVOLUTION | Annotating for Argumentation | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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MS Language Arts: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

MS Language Arts: Where We've Been and Where We're Going | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

Probably a subtitle more like: “Bravely going where no language arts teacher has gone before” might’ve been more appropriate.

 

Our middle school language arts teachers have been on quite a journey this year, and we’re capping it off with our second joint meeting tomorrow (ALL 14 teachers from grades 6-8 at both MS buildings, plus an intervention specialist, plus a media specialist).  We’ve tackled BOTH text complexity and curriculum mapping simultaneously this year, and to say that it’s been chaotic is an understatement.  But, it is with absolute appreciation for the hard work of these teachers that I can say we have accomplished something awesome.


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Deb Gardner's curator insight, February 12, 2013 5:39 AM

Think about the work these teachers have done, the school leadership it took, and the willingness of all to "let go" of prior mindsets, novels, and textbooks.  Wow!

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Back-to-School Lessons and Titles that Teach the Reading Standards (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris

Back-to-School Lessons and Titles that Teach the Reading Standards (Part 1) | Burkins & Yaris | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
In this post, we share three books that simultaneously address back-to-school concerns like building community, learning to read, loving books, etc.

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:38 AM
Great ideas for elementary back-to-school lessons with some guiding tasks aligned to CCSS.
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Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Standard 4) | Burkins & Yaris

Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Standard 4) | Burkins & Yaris | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
In this post, we look closely at reading standard 4 and offer titles and lesson suggestions that serve the dual purpose of implementing and aligning with this standard while addressing important back to school issues surrounding community building,...

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Using read alouds is still a great tool for teaching the CCSS!

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:17 AM

More suggestions for read alouds Aligned to the CCSS. Though the assignment for the intermediate book is not text-dependent, that is, students could complete it never having read the text.

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Shanahan on Literacy

Shanahan on Literacy | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

"The basic messages were that these standards are for everyone. Unlike instruction or assessment, standards are not adjustable by child--these are goals for all children. Also, English Language teachers have an advantage in working with these issues because they know how to teach language; the challenging text demands of common core will require more explicit teaching of language to all children (including those who are native English speakers)."


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Helpful explanation of close reading

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, March 23, 2013 8:24 AM

Dr. Shanahan shares his slides from a presentation in NYC on connections between ELL's and the Common Core State Standards. Find ideas and resources listed for making complex text accessible to all students.

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Reading, Writing, and Role Play

Reading, Writing, and Role Play | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Here is an in-depth look at one schools reading and writing lessons as students go from kindergarten to grade 2. Find useful teaching techniques, like role playing, that can help your students with reading and writing.

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Children are engaged with books in these classrooms!

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, March 21, 2013 9:16 AM

Excellent thinking about primary instruction in the age of CCSS is shown here.

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Identifying Narrative and Expository Text Structures | Essential Educator

Identifying Narrative and Expository Text Structures | Essential Educator | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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This article gives a clear description of the different text structures.

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Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips

Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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This is another way to think about word gradients.

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Charlene Heidewald Wagner's curator insight, February 12, 2013 10:01 PM

Vocab strategy 

Renee VanderMeer's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Great for teaching nuances in meaning. 

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Wonderopolis, a content-based resource supporting Common Core standards

Wonderopolis, a content-based resource supporting Common Core standards | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

Wonderopolis is a whimsical, engaging site offering "Wonders of the Day" such as "Why do skunks stink?" "Do insects work out?" to "Who was Rosie the Riveter? Although it is primarily geared for elementary grades, students of all ages can learn from it. New questions are posted each day.


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What great site for engaging, informational text!

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, March 19, 2013 2:27 PM

Wonderopolis has a not only a "Wonder of the Day" but a drop down menu that allows you to search for short lessons on Folktales/Fairytales, Poetry, Science and Social Studies, and much much more.  Steps to get there: Select a "Wonder" from the drop down box, then naviagate across "Did you know"(sets the lesson up), "Try it" (student work ideas), and "Wonderwords" (vocab related to task).

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Your Common Core Questions, Answered

Your Common Core Questions, Answered | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
During David Liben’s visit to Reno, he took some time to answer questions that educators in our community either emailed or posted on this blog. The questions are listed below with the link to the ...

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:25 AM

Colleague Aaron Grossman links to video featuring Student Achievement Partner's David Liben answering questions specific to ELA CCSS implementation. BAP, referenced in the questions, is the Basal Alignment Project - more information can be found here: http://www.achievethecore.org/leadership-tools-common-core/aligning-materials/basal-alignment-project/ .

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"Warrants" vs. "Reasons" vs. "Rules:" Understanding CCSS Terms

"Warrants" vs. "Reasons" vs. "Rules:" Understanding CCSS Terms | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Utah has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the state's math and language arts core standards. Jordan School District trained all middle school language arts teachers last spring and this year those ...

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9 Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

9 Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.


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Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Part 2) | Burkins & Yaris

Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Part 2) | Burkins & Yaris | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
This is our second post with back-to-school lesson ideas based on complex texts for reading aloud to students as you establish a new classroom community.

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:47 AM

Again, some great ideas for aligning instruction to the CCSS using picture books. Burkins & Yaris point out that when teaching well, many of the standards are covered.

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The Main Idea About Main Idea | Burkins & Yaris

The Main Idea About Main Idea | Burkins & Yaris | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Today's post is the second installation in a series about teaching students to think about the main idea in passages. It challenges teachers to move beyond multiple choice questions to open-ended alternatives.

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Interesting study. I'd love to hear from more people that try this out.

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, March 27, 2013 10:41 PM

Using metaphorical images to increase comprehension of text - great idea!

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20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective - Edudemic

20 Ways To Make Professional Development More Effective - Edudemic | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Administrators often ask how to best utilize their staff meeting time to promote best instructional practices and improve professional development.

Via Catherine Schmidt
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Several great ideas offered to keep our PD on the right track and, most importantly, to keep ourselves energized for our work!

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, March 28, 2013 10:44 AM

This is another must-read!  If we are asking for changes in instructional practice, those changes should be modeled. These ideas are useful in thinking about how to do just that.

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Improving Participation with Talk Moves

Improving Participation with Talk Moves | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Learn one way teachers are improving student participation in the classroom. Talk Moves is a method that encourages participation and collaboration by students.

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This video offers a simple, clear explanation of Talk moves to meet the speaking and listening standards of the CCSS.

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, March 23, 2013 9:16 AM

Great video for improving student participation and sharing thinking!

Aaron Grossman's comment, March 24, 2013 1:26 PM
A powerful way to get students to listen to each other... great find!
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Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text

Common Core Literacy: Close Reading Strategies with Informational Text | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it

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This is one of the best videos I have seen on close reading!

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, February 6, 2013 2:40 PM

Excellent 7 minute video on using I can statements and close reading with students to help them navigate challenging text.  Watch to see how this teacher is clear on the learning targets and how he actively engages all of his students throughout the lesson.

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Informational Text, the Common Core, and the Library of Congress: A Resource Center Rich with Primary Sources and Teacher Tools | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Informational Text, the Common Core, and the Library of Congress: A Resource Center Rich with Primary Sources and Teacher Tools | Teaching with the Library of Congress | K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards | Scoop.it
Informational text is more important to teachers than ever before, especially with the rise of the Common Core standards. The Library of Congress is an excellent resource for finding and using texts to build students' reading skills.

Via Connie Wise, Amy Stoeckly
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Great site for primary sources to link to your social studies and literacy units.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, February 23, 2013 2:39 PM

Primary sources to accompany information text for students.