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Poor Kids Are Starving for Words

Poor Kids Are Starving for Words | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
According to a new initiative, launched at the White House on Thursday, the "word gap" that afflicts low-income children needs to be addressed with the same passion as child hunger.
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Close the word flap...#vocab #dylanwillam #freddyheibert

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How computer coding can increase engagement, provide a purpose for learning - The Hechinger Report

How computer coding can increase engagement, provide a purpose for learning - The Hechinger Report | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
“Why does this matter?” Teachers are often called upon to answer this question about an academic subject, and computer science instructors may face this demand more frequently than most. Learning to write lines of code can seem, to many students, like a pointless exercise in tedium. But a few professors of computer science have a …
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A push for "Newslea"

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VOCABULARY INTERVENTIONS FOR RTI: TIERS 1, 2, 3

VOCABULARY INTERVENTIONS FOR RTI: TIERS 1, 2, 3 | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
VOCABULARY INTERVENTIONS FOR RTI: TIERS 1, 2, 3 Judy K. Montgomery, Ph.D. CCC-SLP Chapman University Orange, CA Email: montgome@chapman.edu ASHA Convention-Boston, 2007
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Vocabulary… gateway to comprehension...

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{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited

{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Via Hickory Elementary School
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Instructional Routine for expanding vocabulary...

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:49 AM

great site for useful resources in all things best practice!

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:40 AM

An excellent literacy site to visit and revisit.

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5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents -- THE Journal

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents -- THE Journal | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
As new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.
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Ban the Book Report - Stenhouse Publishers

Ban the Book Report - Stenhouse Publishers | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Ban the Book Report,Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension.
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hmmm.... never been a fan of book reports...going to have to check this one out.... anyone read this yet???

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Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading

Educational Leadership:Common Core: Now What?:Closing in on Close Reading | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Nancy Boyles does a nice job of "closing in on Close Reading"... teacher's role is critical... guiding questions ( essential questions), promoting authentic discourse, promoting inquiry and analysis.... moving otward analyzing craft, word choice, tone and voice is going to be a major shift for most teachers....

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9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
A thoughtful visual about ways students should use technology asks the big question: what do you want kids to do with technology?
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"technology  is a tool, not a learning outcome">..

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Gail Casey's curator insight, August 1, 2013 6:33 PM

ICT for authentic learning

Janet Law's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:25 AM

Reminds me of "Using" vs "Integrating" technology.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 13, 2013 4:56 PM

Great reminders. Don't make technology the end -- but rather the means to an end.

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Common Core Reading Lessons

Common Core Reading Lessons | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Add this to your resource list...

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Jessica Laney Petty's comment, June 26, 2013 3:29 PM
This is good for parents too. http://marriagesandiego.com
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Here's a great resource for common core ELA for my teacher friends, be sure to bookmark.

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ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning

ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Reading Essential Questions now...getting my summer reading booklist ready!

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Reading Radio

Reading Radio | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Bam Radio Network
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Fisher on Reading Comprehension.... and many other resources

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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?" I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity," which include: 1) quantitative, 2) qualitative, 3) reader and task.
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more ideas for understanding close reading of complex text...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:01 PM

Love the google doc form. Also appreciate the staircase illustration.

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It's Not the Test That Made Them Cheat

It's Not the Test That Made Them Cheat | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer.
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The cheating scandal analysis continues....who is at fault???

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Can Reading Comprehension Be Taught? | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Can Reading Comprehension Be Taught? | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Not really. Here’s how to make better use of instructional time. Robert Pondiscio
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Dylan will am posted this on twitter...good enough endorsement for me

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides a quick tour of Costa and Kallick's 16 Habits of Mind, along with suggestions for integrating them as classroom best practices.
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All learning begins with developing habits of mind #gometa

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...
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great suggestions via Kylene Beers/Chris Lehman..."notice & note"...#closereading

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Common Core & Ed Tech: What’s the Point? Using Essential Questions in the Classroom

Common Core & Ed Tech: What’s the Point? Using Essential Questions in the Classroom | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Essential questions... ( all a buzz these days) explained...quite simple yet publishers and marketers make it so scripted, contrite...

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Freddy Fluency: A Fluency Tool for Primary Students | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies

Freddy Fluency: A Fluency Tool for Primary Students | Learning Unlimited | Research-based Literacy Strategies | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Fluency, one of the English/LA foundational skills in the Common Core, is an important reading skill. Since fluency is directly related to comprehension, primary teachers need strategies and resources to help improve fluency skills in young readers.
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Learning Unlimited offers great resources for teachers... check out their site...here is one example

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5 Close Reading Activities for Pre-Readers

5 Close Reading Activities for Pre-Readers | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
submitted by Mary Catherine from Fun-A-Day.com In my preschool class, we read so many books!  I love sharing stories with the kiddos, and they really get into the books too.  While reading new book...
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Close Reading for prereaders....What do you think?

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Anita Vance's comment, September 19, 2013 10:19 AM
Very nicely presented - ideas that can extend beyond the book! Thanks for sharing!
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{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited

{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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great site for useful resources in all things best practice!

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:40 AM

An excellent literacy site to visit and revisit.

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Instructional Routine for expanding vocabulary...

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Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Among other things, the Common Core asks students to explain their thinking and build on others’ talk in conversation. What if your students don't speak english?
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Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core

Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.
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Major News...Weingarten finally weighs in...should be getting interesting!

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7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools

7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Last month, in my classroom version of DIY BYOD, my fifth-graders dove into the world of digital storytelling.
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Technology...a way into digital story telling...

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Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools

Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Anxiety and uptick in ADD ....unintended consequence of high stakes testing? Pressure on kids and teachers?

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