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Students With Rigorous Schedules Unaffected By Common Core

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High school students already taking a rigorous courseload, such as Advanced Placement classes, say they are unfazed by the Common Core standards.

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DeVos Meets With Staff as GOP Proposes Terminating ED -- Campus Technology

DeVos Meets With Staff as GOP Proposes Terminating ED -- Campus Technology | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
On the heels of Betsy DeVos' confirmation as the new head of the United States Department of Education, several Republican representatives have introduced a bill to eliminate the department altogether.
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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy -

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy - | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, th

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A voice in learning standards

A voice in learning standards | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
According to the latest census information, 1.2 million school age children relocate interstate annually. There are reasonable concerns about accommodations for special needs students and age-appropriateness for our younger learners. Either this is a massive, multi-state conspiracy to sabotage the education of millions of students, or CCLS is, at its core, essentially on target and would benefit from a review by a panel of experts followed by a public comment period — which is precisely what New York is in the process of doing. [...] standards should be reviewed and modified every few years to avoid the massive shift that had built up, leading to the Common Core Learning Standards. Engaging a broad cross-section of experts (as Elia has done by including 130 experts) in the review of the standards, and inviting all residents of New York to comment on these proposed changes, is essential to the process.

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ReadWorks.org | Literary Passages with Text-Dependent Questions

ReadWorks.org | Literary Passages with Text-Dependent Questions | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Improve your students’ reading comprehension with ReadWorks. Access thousands of high-quality, K-12, articles, lessons, and units for free.
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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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Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.

Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up. | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.
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Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can't)

Trump Will Repeal Common Core, Says Kellyanne Conway (He Can't) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Trump's adviser made the claim on CNN, but states, not the federal government, adopt content standards like the common core. And current federal law prohibits the Trump administration from influencing states' decisions about standards.
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ReadWorks.org | Longer Passages to Build Stamina

ReadWorks.org | Longer Passages to Build Stamina | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally

Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in many students, making it difficult for them to engage deeply with digital text in the same way they do when reading materials printed on paper."

 


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There are some great suggestions here to get students engaged in digital text. In fact, if teachers were given time to develop these, districts could save money on all that Common Core-aligned material they pilot and purchase!

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ReadWorks

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Improve your students’ reading comprehension with ReadWorks Digital. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles, and create online assignments with them for your students.
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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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