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Bridge : Michigan classrooms loaded with rookie teachers who soon wash out

Bridge : Michigan classrooms loaded with rookie teachers who soon wash out | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
“I started teaching in a charter school in Taylor. I showed up and they said, ‘Here’s a curriculum,’ and they handed me a USB (drive) and a pile ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Inspiring Students to Math Success and a Growth Mindset

Inspiring Students to Math Success and a Growth Mindset | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common core based lesson plans and math tasks and ways to instill positive math beliefs. Easy to use in classrooms or home by teachers and parents.
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12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards

12 Ideas to Ensure That Project Based Learning is Grounded in Content And Standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
You might know that I am a big proponent of PBL.  I believe that as we work on helping students understand the content standards, PBL provides teachers with the how. I do hope you enjoy this content driven article. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and  join…

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What Does Common Core Teaching Look Like? - Education Writers Association

What Does Common Core Teaching Look Like? - Education Writers Association | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
When the communications office in the Huntsville (Ala.) City Schools calls English teacher Stephanie Hyatt to say a T

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Far higher share of students are passing at least one AP test during high school

Far higher share of students are passing at least one AP test during high school | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Maryland leads the nation in the portion of its graduates from the Class of 2015 who earned a 3 or better on at least one Advanced Placement exam. Virginia was 6th in the country.
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Guided Reading: How to Organize the Chaos (EdSurge News)

Guided Reading: How to Organize the Chaos (EdSurge News) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Guided reading has become increasingly popular, and for good reason; it works. The opportunity to work with children in small groups, instruct in a way that’s laser focused on students’ level of development, and directly address individual challenges allows educators to go beyond one-size-fits-all t
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Argumentative Essay: Editing and Revising

Argumentative Essay: Editing and Revising | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

PBS LearningMedia Video for English Language Arts and Literacy for 6-12


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Massachusetts Enlists Districts in School Turnaround Efforts

Massachusetts Enlists Districts in School Turnaround Efforts | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Bay State's 5-year-old approach to improving low-performing schools sees them as part of a broader educational ecosystem.
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ReadWorks.org | Passages with Text-Dependent Questions

ReadWorks.org | Passages with Text-Dependent Questions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Why the New Education Law Is Good for Children Left Behind - The New York Times

Why the New Education Law Is Good for Children Left Behind - The New York Times | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Decades of Progress, Challenges Under Federal Special Education Law

Decades of Progress, Challenges Under Federal Special Education Law | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Enacted in 1975, the law now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act remade the landscape for an often-vulnerable, once-overlooked population of students.
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To Lexile or Not to Lexile, That Is the Question

To Lexile or Not to Lexile, That Is the Question | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Teacher question: Our school district is going wild over Lexiles because they are in the Common Core standards. I think they are overdoing it and don’t feel comfortable with some of the decisions that we are making. What are the weaknesses of Lexiles? First, Lexiles is only one of several readability measures included in the CCSS. They started with that one, but as studies were completed they added ATOS, SourceRater, and several others.

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Common Core Test Results: The Moment of Truth Arrives - Top Performers - Education Week

Common Core Test Results: The Moment of Truth Arrives - Top Performers - Education Week | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Results from the first administration of the Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessments are coming in, but the question is: Are we prepared for what they are likely to tell us?
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Navigating Text Complexity

Navigating Text Complexity | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
What really is complex text and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? How will understanding text complexity help me select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my own classroom? These have been our guiding questions in developing this text complexity resource for teachers.
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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.
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Literacy Leaders Can Be Found in All Subjects

Literacy Leaders Can Be Found in All Subjects | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Helping students make sense of big questions like westward expansion and Manifest Destiny by gathering evidence from texts, weighing it, evaluating and making evidence-based arguments is one of the big shifts in the Common Core. It’s one that gives all students powerful access to literacy and can make all teachers literacy leaders.

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Why Ability Grouping Doesn't Work

Why Ability Grouping Doesn't Work | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
With random talk partners as the classroom set-up, students are already involved in mixed-ability learning, which is important because we need to take account of the substantial research which shows that grouping students by ability makes them less successful.
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Part 2 of 2 posts by Shirley Clarke, well worth reading.

 

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5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing

5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
One of the biggest complaints about NCLB was the test-and-punish nature of the law. Read about how ESSA could change that. 

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Report: Revisions targeting Common Core wasteful

Report: Revisions targeting Common Core wasteful | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
HUNTINGTON - The process by which West Virginia's educational standards were reviewed and revised in 2015 has become part of the debate about Common Core standards in the state of

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ReadWorks.org | K-12th Grade Paired Texts

ReadWorks.org | K-12th Grade Paired Texts | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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ESSA Spin Patrol: How Various Groups Are Claiming Victory - Politics K-12 - Education Week

ESSA Spin Patrol: How Various Groups Are Claiming Victory - Politics K-12 - Education Week | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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ESEA Rewrite Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk

ESEA Rewrite Passes Senate, Heads to President's Desk | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Wednesday's big bipartisan vote marks final passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, and sends it to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it Thursday.
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Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise

Study: RTI Practice Falls Short of Promise | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Response to intervention failed to improve the reading skills of students identified for initial interventions in a 13-state study.
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House OKs bill to hold back struggling third graders

House OKs bill to hold back struggling third graders | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Lawmakers also pass bill to toughen the evaluation process for educators
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farah jadhavji's curator insight, October 28, 2015 10:23 PM

How about instead of holding back every 3rd grader that can't read a full sentence we get proactive and help them out when they are struggling in the first place? Aren't tutors there for a reason? And if kids are obviously not meeting the requirements of moving onto the next level, why aren't parents offering to get tutors or talking to teachers about it? I think its kid of lazy to make this a law and its moving backwards. Another reason for a student to stress about something that shouldn't even happen. 

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Skills and Strategies | Making Inferences

Skills and Strategies | Making Inferences | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
In every Skills and Strategies post, we’ll focus on either a skill that students need or a strategy teachers can use across the curriculum.
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