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The Common Core Call To Close Reading

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Close reading is the new buzzword. The call to teach for close reading is being sounded in professional journals, blog posts, and across the twitterverse.
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Making the Common Core work for students - Washington Post

Making the Common Core work for students - Washington Post | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Making the Common Core work for students Washington Post Many educators are placing the blame squarely on the Common Core — national learning standards recently adopted by 45 states and the District and supported by the Obama administration — and...
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Diane Ravitch Joins Group to Monitor Public Schools

Diane Ravitch Joins Group to Monitor Public Schools | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Network for Public Education will call for curriculums that include arts and foreign languages, as well as better financing for schools and more respect for teachers.
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Remediation Required of Students Who Don't Need It, Studies Say ...

Remediation Required of Students Who Don't Need It, Studies Say ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
It's fascinating and important stuff, especially as the Common Core State Standards—one of the most far-reaching education initiatives to come down the pike in years—roll out across the country. The spine of the ...
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Interesting implications for PARCC and SBAC

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Synchronous Editing with Google Docs to Teach the Common Core

Synchronous Editing with Google Docs to Teach the Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
I am using Google documents for all writing assignments this year. The day I assign a formal essay topic, students must create a doc, title it properly and share it with me.
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Testing and Common Core

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The goal of the Common Core assessments, as with the curricula itself, is to devise a richer, more thoughtful approach to K-12 learning, one that is – in the words of the Common Core developers – “fewer, clearer, higher.” But while the aim is...

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, March 9, 2013 8:59 AM

The perfect storm... new common core standards, new teacher evaluations, and new testing.... an awful lot on a teachers plate

Lisa Sayles Kraiza's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:08 AM

It is a lot on our plates.  We just piloted the Smarter Balanced test for my 8th grade ELA and it is extremely complex on all levels.  We have a tough road ahead.

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Lightning Rod: The Common Core

Lightning Rod: The Common Core | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
On the heels of these standards and assessment movements is the roll out of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) next year. The Common Core State Standards appears to more of a lightning rod for dissent than it ...
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Viewpoint On Education: Common Core Standards In Tennessee - The Chattanoogan

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David Coleman, a key author of the Common Core State Standards, believes they have provided part of the solution.
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Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel

Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.

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Common Core: Key Shifts in English Language Arts | Scholastic.com

Common Core: Key Shifts in English Language Arts | Scholastic.com | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Begin implementing the English Language Arts Common Core Standards with baby steps you can take in your classroom starting today. (RT @ScholasticTeach: Get 3 key shifts for implementing CCSS for ELA.

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A new study by the University of Sussex finds that...

A new study by the University of Sussex finds that... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
“A new study by the University of Sussex finds that the repetition is important for little learners. Dr. Jessica Horst and her researchers say that children who were read the same story three...”
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Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates - Education Week News (blog)

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimates Education Week News (blog) The new information comes from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, one of the two big groups of states that are building...
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Saginaw Township principals discuss pilot test of national assessment to ... - The Saginaw News

Saginaw Township principals discuss pilot test of national assessment to ... - The Saginaw News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Saginaw Township principals discuss pilot test of national assessment to ...
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Field Memo: Transition to Common Core Assessments | EngageNY

Field Memo: Transition to Common Core Assessments | EngageNY | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
RT @JLNetworkTeam: Field Memo: Transition to Common Core Assessments | EngageNY http://t.co/I5Y3M96uIl
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A Happy Tale From a Common-Core Classroom - Education Week News

A Happy Tale From a Common-Core Classroom - Education Week News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A Happy Tale From a Common-Core Classroom
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Since I switched my curriculum to one tied to the common core, my students have and continue to learn that words matter.
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21st Century Fluency Project | Pimp my Pedagogy

21st Century Fluency Project | Pimp my Pedagogy | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Rose Garofano's insight: worth reading the text Literacy is not enought that goes with this framework (21st Century Fluency Project | @scoopit http://t.co/Fpsc0uPpYe)...
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How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful?

How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
I think meaningful assessments can come in many shapes and sizes. It fact, to be thoroughly engaging and to draw the best work out of the students, assessments should come in different formats.

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Guess the grade level of this Common Core homework. – @ the ...

Guess the grade level of this Common Core homework. – @ the ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
At the Chalkface has explored the issue of the Common Core and its appropriateness a great deal recently. Kris Nielsen showed us a sample of student work and I did a piece about my son's second grade math homework.
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Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimate

Assessment Consortium Releases Testing Time Estimate | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

New tests being designed for students in nearly half the states in the country will take eight to 10 hours....


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Common Core has teachers rethinking text, swapping strategies ...

Common Core has teachers rethinking text, swapping strategies ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Sixth graders at KIPP Infinity Middle School discuss a poem. On Tuesday, educators visited the charter school to learn about how it is adjusting to the Common.
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On Reading Closely & Learning Vocabulary

On Reading Closely & Learning Vocabulary | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 3, 2013 2:42 PM

Have students work through vocabulary using text and images.  

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, March 4, 2013 9:43 AM

Use images to teach vocabulary.

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What does it mean to be 'aligned to the Common Core ...

What does it mean to be 'aligned to the Common Core ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Did you know that... Google Apps can help you 'launch a stress-free implementation of the Common Core's required technology components?' these.
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Common Core Standards NOT Common Core Curriculum - Finding Common Ground

Common Core Standards NOT Common Core Curriculum - Finding Common Ground | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards initiative was commissioned by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers with additional funding received from the Gates and Mott Foundations.

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