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Common Core Catches On With Private Schools

Common Core Catches On With Private Schools | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Many Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other private schools have adopted at least portions of the standards, in part for practical reasons.
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Good writing: The missing link to good grades - World Magazine

Good writing: The missing link to good grades - World Magazine | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
World MagazineGood writing: The missing link to good gradesWorld MagazineInspired by a method called the Common Core State Standards, teachers from New Dorp High School in Staten Island, N.Y., who have watched students falter under “new and improved”...
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Introducing an Experiment: Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts

Introducing an Experiment: Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
We're collaborating with two New Jersey teachers and their freshman classes to bring you three quick, engaging tasks each week that match the demands of the Common Core Standards with the content of that week's New York Times.
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Video: 5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core's Literacy Standards > Eye On Education

Video: 5 Things Every Teacher Should be Doing to Meet the Common Core's Literacy Standards > Eye On Education | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Lauren Davis, author of Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources presented a very popular webinar in May 2012, titled "5 Things Ever...
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The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible - Middle Ground

The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible - Middle Ground | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Susan Rakow explores the implications of Common Core State Standards in general and in middle schools specifically, focusing on the positives, some negatives, and hopes for the future.

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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts | Critical Thinking Works

Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts | Critical Thinking Works | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
text (K-5): Beginning in the elementary grades, the Common Core calls for an equal balance (50%/50% split) between time spent on literary texts and time spent...
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Model of Relationship between Common Core Math, ELA and NGSS #scichat #mathchat #engchat #ccss #ccchat #edchat

Model of Relationship between Common Core Math, ELA and NGSS #scichat #mathchat #engchat #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

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State by State CCSS Free Resources | TEACHERSCOUNT BLOG #edchat #ccss #ccchat

State by State CCSS Free Resources | TEACHERSCOUNT BLOG #edchat #ccss #ccchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
As promised in last blog, here is my collection of state resources for CCSS. This collection is from my book Moore's Common Core Teacher Guide and Planner to Transitioning to CCSS. I personally worked on the material on ...

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s comment, October 14, 2012 9:44 PM
Maryland's contribution can be found at http://www.mdk12.org/instruction/academies/index.html
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Uncommon allies question a Common Core | The Journal Gazette

Uncommon allies question a Common Core | The Journal Gazette | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
A growing storm over establishing nationwide Common Core academic standards gives tea partyers and progressives a common foe; corporate school reformers and Ivy League-educated pols a common goal. Both President.
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A Romney Win Could Upend K-12 Federal Policy Landscape - Education Week News

A Romney Win Could Upend K-12 Federal Policy Landscape - Education Week News | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Education Week NewsA Romney Win Could Upend K-12 Federal Policy LandscapeEducation Week NewsGone could be any federal support for the Common Core State Standards, which Mr. Romney has cast as a state issue.
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Can Academic Standards Boost Literacy and Close the Achievement Gap?

Can Academic Standards Boost Literacy and Close the Achievement Gap? | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by nearly all states, combined with tougher literacy assessments, will reveal the large gaps between the literacy skills of average American students and international standards, and the literacy...


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Examples of nonfiction works that are part of Common Core reading standard - Chicago Tribune

Examples of nonfiction works that are part of Common Core reading standard - Chicago Tribune | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Examples of nonfiction works that are part of Common Core reading standardChicago TribuneThe English Language Arts Common Core standards for sixth through 12th grades list these examples of nonfiction, called "informational text" or "literary...
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Transitioning To Common Core State Standards « Virtual School ...

Transitioning To Common Core State Standards « Virtual School ... | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

... for Free SchoolsMovingUp Webinars! Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, & Academic Literacy Instruction (October 16) Reading and Writing, Common Core Style (November 7) Text Complexity in Reading and Writing ( December 5) Register...


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AFT - A Union of Professionals - : Facilitating a Conversation Between Parents and Schools About the Common Core State Standards

RT @AFTteach: Don't miss the FREE webinar on the Common Core with @AFTunion and @NationalPTA next Tues!
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The Common Core Standards require careful reading by school staff

The Common Core Standards require careful reading by school staff | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

By Jay McTighe

We recommend that schools set the expectation and schedule the time for staff to read and discuss the Standards, beginning with the “front matter,” not the grade-level Standards. We also recommend that staff reading and discussion be guided by an essential question: What are the new distinctions in these Standards and what do they mean for our practice? Since the Standards are complex texts and demand a “close” reading, we recommend that staff carefully examine the table of contents and the organizational structure; the headers (e.g., Design Considerations; What is Not Covered, etc.), the components (e.g., Anchor Standards and Foundational Skills for ELA; Standards for Mathematical Practice), and the Appendices (ELA).


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Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.
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Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat

Planning Text-Dependent Questions #edchat #engchat #sschat #scichat #ccss #ccchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

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Smarter Balanced Leaders Reelected -- THE Journal #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #assessment #edchat

Smarter Balanced Leaders Reelected -- THE Journal #commoncore #ccss #ccchat #assessment #edchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Three members of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium executive committee have been reelected to their posts, including EC Co-Chair Joseph Martineau, executive director at the Michigan Department of Education's Bureau of Assessment and...

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Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'? - Education Week News (blog)

Should the Common Standards 'Change Everything'? - Education Week News (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World ReportShould the Common Standards 'Change Everything'?Education Week News (blog)Not long ago, a survey of teachers found large numbers sizing up the Common Core State Standards as pretty similar to what they're already teaching.
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The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids? - Babble (blog)

The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids? - Babble (blog) | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Babble (blog)The Writing Revolution: What Does It Mean For Your Kids?
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Romney and Obama differ sharply on education choice and control - Daily Caller

Romney and Obama differ sharply on education choice and controlDaily CallerNow that Mitt Romney has taken a stand for local and parental control of education and against federalized Common Core standards and tests, the issue of education has come...
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Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson Plans - RedOrbit

Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson Plans - RedOrbit | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it

Copied from the website:  Brush of Truth: Book App Offers Free Common Core-aligned Lesson PlansRedOrbitBrush of Truth, a book app for kids 8-12, is now offering free Common Core-aligned curriculum on its website, http://www.storybayou.com .

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Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing #edchat #sschat #video #teachervoice #ccss #ccchat

Reading Like a Historian: Sourcing #edchat #sschat #video #teachervoice #ccss #ccchat | Oakland County ELA Common Core | Scoop.it
Sourcing documents is a key skill within the curriculum for Reading Like A Historian. Discover a way to structure a sourcing lesson for your High School History class.

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