Teaching students to use textual evidence is a key component of the Common Core. Learn how to teach students to cite textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions and draw evidence from literary text in preparation for writing.
"I just finished reading aloud The One and Only Ivan to 4th graders. We participated in the Global Read Aloud, where schools from all over the country and world heard the same story. Classrooms connected through Edmodo. It was a very innovative way to communicate with other learners about topics related to the story, such as gorillas, the author, and special projects classrooms were doing."
NJ TODAY [PHOTO] Clark 4th Graders Share Stories With Kindergarten Buddies NJ TODAY CLARK — Students in Christine Cemelli's fourth grade class at Valley Road School in Clark met with kindergartners to share their final drafts during Writer's...
Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about an instructional strategy called “close reading.” It’s the opposite of reading to get the gist of a piece; that is, reading to summarize. The Common Core Standards document sets out as its aim that students should be able to “deeply” analyze a piece of “rich text”—it doesn’t matter whether fiction or non-fiction—in order to understand how an author has constructed meaning.
“I tend to be quite optimistic on where the U.S. performs internationally. We have a large and diverse set of kids to educate, and I think the results show we are doing quite well.” Jack Buckley, National Center for Education Statistics
The United States has gained ground against countries that are top performers in 4th grade reading, outscoring all but four in a widely watched international assessment in the 2011 PIRLS, or Progress in International Reading Literacy Skills, improving to far above the international average, the latest results show.
American 4th graders increased their average score by 16 points.
Low Income Schools
U.S. schools where fewer than 10 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-price lunches averaged 605 points, while those where more than three-quarters qualified for such assistance averaged 520.
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