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The 6th Common Core language anchor standard is about being able to acquire, use, and grapple with unknown words. Vocabulary builders, this is your standard!
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In an opinion post in response to a recent New York Times essay, a city English teacher writes: "If algebra can be tossed by the wayside, why not Austen?" And he laments, that is already happening.
The 4th Common Core language anchor standard is about figuring out unfamiliar words via context clues, word parts, and reference materials.
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.
Language MagazineCutting to the Common Core: Let's Get SpecificLanguage MagazineAlthough the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) clearly state the high expectations for English Language Learners (ELLs) and offer some guidelines, identifying the full...
Veteran Education Week reporters Catherine Gewertz and Erik Robelen bring you news and analysis of issues at the core of classroom learning.
Carson-Dellosa has revamped its digital library just in time for the new school year, adding more than 700 interactive eBooks aligned to Common Core State Standards and dropping the price of its Learning Spot™ Lessons digital curriculum units.
Preview and download the course Common Core with Common Sense on iTunes U.
by OnlineColleges staff writers Jasmine Hall Educators across the nation are working hard this summer to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the new Common Core State Standards, w...
Jason Tomassini recently joined Education Week as a reporter covering business and innovation. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, and other news organizations.
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Take a look at ELA Standard 10: "Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently."
Appendix A of the standards... outlines the standards' approach to figuring out a text's complexity.
A supplement to Appendix A, issued today, expands on the original Appendix's approach to text complexity, based on a new study done to inform this process.
Welcome to the Battle of Just-Right Texts...
A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. 2008. New York: Delacorte Press. 161 pages. Ages: Written primarily for middle school and up, but appealing to readers from upper element...
Experts suggest test-makers will be challenged to write items that will measure the depth of knowledge expected.
Brush of Truth, a book app for kids 8-12, is cutting its price to 99 cents on Aug. 17 and offering free lesson plans for back-to-school shoppers. The 50 percent app discount will be available on iTunes and Android.
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