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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad -

3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary.
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Former education commissioner blasts Common Core process - Washington Post (blog)

Former education commissioner blasts Common Core process - Washington Post (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
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Former education commissioner blasts Common Core process
Washington Post (blog)
My experience with the Common Core actually started when I was asked to sign on to them before they were written.
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Former Texas Commissioner of Education:  "Then I was told, ‘Oh no no, a state that adopts Common Core must adopt in its totality the Common Core and can only add 15 percent.’ It was then that I realized that this initiative which had  been constantly portrayed as state-led and voluntary was really about control. It was about control. Then it got co-opted by the Department of Education later. And it was about control totality from some education reform groups who candidly admit their real goal here is to create a national marketplace for education products and services."

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Teaching Students to use Anchor Standard #1: Textual Evidence in ...

Teaching Students to use Anchor Standard #1: Textual Evidence in ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The prototype assessments developed by PARCC have an entire category of questions devoted to students providing textual evidence. PARCC asks the students a question about the text and follows ...
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FAQ: Many teachers in my area are using Daily 5 and CAFE with great success but are being asked to use Common Core instead. What can we do?

FAQ: Many teachers in my area are using Daily 5 and CAFE with great success but are being asked to use Common Core instead. What can we do?
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Common Core Remains at Center of Education Stage | Building A ...

Common Core Remains at Center of Education Stage | Building A ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core was a critical component of the Daniels-Bennett education reforms that were pursued over the last four years. Developed through leadership of the National Governors Association and the Council of State ...
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An Assessment Expert Explains What's Wrong with Computer ...

An Assessment Expert Explains What's Wrong with Computer ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Jem Muldoon has decided that it is time to speak and act. It is time to do what is right, not what is expedient. She wrote to tell me she has become an activist for education and will not follow orders that conflict with her ...
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Download book “Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative ...

Download book “Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Free Book: Storycraft: The Complete Guide to Writing Narrative Nonfiction (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing); Author: Jack Hart.

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Common Core Foes' Laughable Gates Foundation Conspiracy-Theorizing | Dropout Nation: Coverage of the Reform of American Public Education Edited by RiShawn Biddle

Dropout Nation: Coverage of the Reform of American Public Education Edited by RiShawn Biddle. Magazine dedicated to solving the nation\'s education and high school dropout crisis, and improving education for all children.
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Reading Anchor Charts


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Language Frames for Argumentation in Science

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Districts Look to E-Rate Program to Help With Common Core Tech Costs

Districts Look to E-Rate Program to Help With Common Core Tech Costs | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Many school districts are likely to need to add more bandwidth, and improve their overall technology capacity, in anticipation of giving new common assessments online, experts say.
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7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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Time to pause on standardized testing | Other Opinions | Bradenton Herald

Time to pause on standardized testing | Other Opinions | Bradenton Herald | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia as the foundation for what students in America's public schools need to know and be able to do. The standards could also trigger a sea change in education.
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Education expert cautions Michael Gove over heavy reliance on exams

Education expert cautions Michael Gove over heavy reliance on exams | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham, cited by education secretary as an intellectual inspiration, says reforms could lead to focus on rote learning
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Building Vocabulary Crucial to Common-Core Success, New - Blogs ...

Building Vocabulary Crucial to Common-Core Success, New - Blogs ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The latest, fascinating installment in an ongoing series of studies examining the teaching of vocabulary holds some ominous advice in light of the Common Core State Standards: If kindergarten teachers aren't doing strong ...
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18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare

18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
18 Common Core lessons organized by comprehension strategy – defining, summarizing and comparing. A free PDF download

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Common Core Standards in reading: Promoting critical thinking? - VOXXI

Common Core Standards in reading: Promoting critical thinking? - VOXXI | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Common Core Standards in reading: Promoting critical thinking?
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What Should Children Read? Not more nonfiction but BETTER nonfiction!

What Should Children Read?  Not more nonfiction but BETTER nonfiction! | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

A great article from the NYT on what kids "should" read : "A striking assumption animates arguments on both sides, namely that nonfiction is seldom literary and certainly not literature."

 

Not literary? Krakauer? Winchester? Boo? Eggers? ...


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Not literary? Conover, Winchester, Boo, Eggers, Ehrenreich ...?

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Tips for Adding More Literary Nonfiction to Your Common Core Curriculum > Eye On Education

Tips for Adding More Literary Nonfiction to Your Common Core Curriculum > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davi...

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White Paper: Five-Minute Vocabulary Strategies for the Common Core > Eye On Education

White Paper: Five-Minute Vocabulary Strategies for the Common Core > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
As districts continue to work to meet the needs of the Common Core, the issue of sharing the workload across content areas has been broached. "We ca...

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You need to give your email to get the download, but Eye on Education resources are always useful!

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Resources for Sample and Adaptable Performance Task s

Resources for Sample and Adaptable Performance Task s | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Exploring & Celebrating 21st c. K-12 Education (by Jonathan Martin)

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Three Districts Test Model Common-Core Unit for ELLs

Three Districts Test Model Common-Core Unit for ELLs | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Experts are piloting lessons intended to show educators what Common Core instruction might look like with students learning English.
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