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100 Inspiring Sites for Poets & Poetry Lovers

100 Inspiring Sites for Poets & Poetry Lovers | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it

guide to masters in english degrees, online colleges, and organizations. (@buttonpoetry @pshares @sbpoet @poetshouse @applesandsnakes @PennSound made our list of top sites for #poetry lovers!


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Microdigression: Understanding Poetry.

Microdigression: Understanding Poetry. | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Understanding Poetry.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, April 14, 2014 8:50 AM

Funny and sweet cartoon: Understanding Poetry by Grant Snider. There are some important truths in there too.

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:49 AM

Great sentence stems for beginning learners. Understand these are prompts and there is an important difference between a prompted response and an unprompted response. Eventually, we would want to ween students off of these and move toward organic, respectful and engaging conversations. 

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Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, February 2, 2014 7:18 AM

Integrating technology and close reading is a perfect win! More and more students are doing a significant amount of their reading on their personal devices, so teachers will have to find ways for them to annotate effectively.

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How do inquiry teachers….teach?

How do inquiry teachers….teach? | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it

Twelve great points about inquiry teaching! When I first became fascinated in inquiry-based approaches (too many years ago to say!), the focus for many of my conversations and indeed, my early research, was on how to plan.  Back then, learni...


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:28 AM

Twelve great points about inquiry teaching! The number one, talking less, is hugely important. Students can't form their own opinions (right or wrong) unless they have time and opportunity. 

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:32 AM

Great resources about close reading. A lot of teachers still don't know how to define close reading, so learning more about it is crucial moving forward with the Common Core.

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Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis offers six suggestions for pushing students beyond their comfort zone, exercising their brains' executive functions, and developing healthy habits of independent thinking.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 11, 2014 11:31 AM

A great article to get students truly thinking, not just parroting what others say. Here's a quick summary:


"One way you can help your students shift from blindly following instructions and memorizing single right answers is to help them recognize their successful use of executive functions throughout their learning experiences."

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Text, Task, & Context: 3 Key Common Core Considerations

Text, Task, & Context: 3 Key Common Core Considerations | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it

Text complexity. Close reading. Increased Rigor. These and other similar topics have become commonplace as teachers are beginning to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:46 AM

This is a great starter resource on text complexity. Another consideration is the types of questions that are asked of the text. For example, some questions simply require searching for answers within the text, while others require creating answers through critical and creative thinking.

Tena Smith Fulghum's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:19 AM

What we must keep in mind as we approach CCSS.

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Learning and Sharing with Ms. Lirenman: Utilizing Technology in Grade One to Help With Literacy Learning

Learning and Sharing with Ms. Lirenman: Utilizing Technology in Grade One to Help With Literacy Learning | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Using Technology in Grade One to Help with Literacy Learning http://t.co/wkvzEtPXiD #1stchat #edtechchat
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35 Brilliant Short Books Anyone Can Find The Time To Read

35 Brilliant Short Books Anyone Can Find The Time To Read | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
A selection of novellas – short books that even the busiest people can still find the time to read.
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Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, April 12, 2014 3:43 PM

A great technique for students to craft better questions. The task can be made more challenging by creating more categories than just open-ended or closed-ended. 

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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: Professional Resources | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:32 AM

Great resources about close reading. A lot of teachers still don't know how to define close reading, so learning more about it is crucial moving forward with the Common Core.

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Close Reading Task Cards | Close Reading Inference

Close Reading Task Cards | Close Reading Inference | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
Close Reading Task Cards | Close Reading Task Cards Inference  Close Reading Task Cards | Infer, Inference, Inferring and Drawing Conclusions help students practice the act or process of deriving logical conclusions (educated guesses) from premises...

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:03 PM

Great cards to use for Socratic Seminars!

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, March 12, 2014 8:49 AM

Great sentence stems for beginning learners. Understand these are prompts and there is an important difference between a prompted response and an unprompted response. Eventually, we would want to ween students off of these and move toward organic, respectful and engaging conversations. 

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:14 AM

 A nice, quick resource for investigating a text.

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Your books of the year 2013 - children's and teens

Your books of the year 2013 - children's and teens | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it

What were Guardian children's books site young reviewers' top reads of 2013? Discover the books and authors - both well-known and newer names - our site members urge other readers to explore


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11 Facts About Literacy in America

11 Facts About Literacy in America | Elementary and Middle school reading | Scoop.it
1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. (11 Facts About Literacy in America http://t.co/JEkWnSLPhM)
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