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VocabGrabber: Generate Vocabulary Lists from Digital Text ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

VocabGrabber: Generate Vocabulary Lists from Digital Text ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

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Academic Vocabulary Games

Tennessee's Academic Vocabulary: Outstanding site for terms and phrases, how to teach them, and references for enhancing academic vocabulary instruction. 


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Guess My Lexile

Guess My Lexile | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
Donalyn Miller is a 6th grade language arts teacher in Texas who is said to have a "gift": She can turn even the most reluctant (or, in her words, "dormant") readers into students who can't put their books down.

 

"While identifying readability can be useful when evaluating textbooks, guided reading texts, or other teaching materials, selecting books for classroom instruction and recommending books for independent reading are two different processes."


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Breaking Down the Common Core Standards: English Language Arts

Breaking Down the Common Core Standards: English Language Arts | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

Common Core Standards are going to be implemented in New York State in the 2012-2013 school year. For teachers, especially English Language Arts teachers, that means transforming curriculum from 4 vague standards to close to fifty.


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Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards

Four Myths About the ELA Common-Core Standards | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.


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Why more schools aren’t teaching web literacy—and how they can start | eSchool News

In 1998, a 15-year-old high school student used the personal website of a professor at Northwestern University, Arthur Butz, as justification for writing a history paper called “The Historic Myth of Concentration Camps.” That student, who we will...
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50 Important Links for Common Core Educators | TeacherTime123

50 Important Links for Common Core Educators | TeacherTime123 | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

50 Links for CC


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Finding the Write Stuff: A Science Teacher Puts on Her Literacy Hat

Finding the Write Stuff: A Science Teacher Puts on Her Literacy Hat | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
As a science teacher, I learned a great deal by putting on my writing teacher hat. I also learned how important it is for students to see how all content can relate on an interdisciplinary level.
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Nudging Toward Complex Text - School Library Monthly Blog

Shift-Text Complexity  Questions to consider such as how much scaffolding should you do to support struggling readers


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Reading and College Readiness

Reading and College Readiness | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

Educational Leadership

Strong Readers All

Summer 2012

 

How high school students from low-income and minority backgrounds and college volunteers created a reading culture together.


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Help older students master complex texts

Educational Leadership Online

June 2012 | Volume 69
Strong Readers All


Supporting Older Students' Reading
Kim Gutchewsky and Joanne Curran


A teacher cadre tries out literacy strategies to help students master complex texts.

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Practical Guidance on Pre-Reading Lessons | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Practical Guidance on Pre-Reading Lessons | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

Practical Advice from Shanahan for Helping Students Conquer and Comprehend Difficult Text


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What is the Flipped Classroom & Why is Everyone Talking About It? INFOGRAPHIC

What is the Flipped Classroom & Why is Everyone Talking About It?  INFOGRAPHIC | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
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Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo.com

Find Similar or Opposite words at WordHippo.com | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
Find opposite or similar words at WordHippo.com.

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DIY Vocabulary

DIY Vocabulary | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
You can tap into students' background knowledge by starting each new unit with a Possible Sentences handout. The instructions are simple. Pair up students and have them put their heads together to write a sentence (with ...

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A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core — The Digital Shift

A Librarian’s Tricks for Finding Those ‘Complex Texts’ Cited in the Common Core — The Digital Shift | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

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Standards-Aligned Question Stems

Standards-Aligned Question Stems | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

I am so excited to share this work! Using my “I can” statements from last summer and combining that work with work from other sources (referenced in the document), one high school Engli...


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Common Core or Guided Reading

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Tim Shanahan on Literacy

 

There is a lot of common ground between guided reading and common core, including:

high quality text

the connections between reading and writing

the emphasis on high level questions and discussion

the idea that students learn from reading

 

Student-book placements...on that there is a substantial divide.

Guided reading says go easy, and common core says challenge them. Easy, according to F&P, means placing kids in books that they can read with better than 90% accuracy and with high reading comprehension (and they make no distinction between beginners and more adept readers in this regard). For common core, making it challenging means placing students, second grade up, in books that would be frustration range according to F&P; books that students would read with markedly lower fluency and comprehension on a first read.
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The Centrality of Text | Burkins & Yaris

The Centrality of Text | Burkins & Yaris | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
This post explores the word text in terms of the number of times it is used in the Common Core document.

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21st Century Information Fluency

21st Century Information Fluency | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

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Summary Writing...to Get the Gist

Summary Writing...to Get the Gist | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

Educational Leadership: Strong Readers All 

 

"The 10 percent summary strategy costs little in teacher time, and it prepares students for the common core state standards in literacy."


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The Common Core State Standards: Supporting Districts and Teachers with Text Complexity

To provide states with additional Common Core State Standards implementation support, the Council of Chief State School Officers hosted a one-hour webinar on Thursday, January 26th at 2 p.m.

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iTeach. iCoach. iBlog.: Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core

iTeach. iCoach. iBlog.: Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it

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5 Questions for Closely Reading the Reading Standards | Burkins & Yaris

5 Questions for Closely Reading the Reading Standards | Burkins & Yaris | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
This tool is designed to help teachers achieve deep levels of understanding of the Common Core Reading standards.

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Online writing tools focus on teacher development, student engagement | eSchool News

Online writing tools focus on teacher development, student engagement | eSchool News | Literacy Highlights | Scoop.it
If there’s one skill that everyone agrees all students must learn across the curriculum, it’s how to write well—and the move toward adopting the Common Core State Standards adds even greater urgency to this effort.
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