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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 6:49 AM

great site for useful resources in all things best practice!

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:40 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 3:33 PM

ICT for authentic learning

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

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

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 13, 2013 1:56 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 12:29 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

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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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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:01 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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Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy

Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Seems like everywhere I go, educators are asking "What is this 'close reading' thing and how do I teach it?" The buzz on close reading has become so great that many think close reading is simply an...
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Home | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Home | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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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 7:19 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 7:40 AM

An excellent literacy site to visit and revisit.

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:33 AM

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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US Edition | Better

US Edition | Better | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Useful synopsis of reading research...

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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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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, the...
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Teaching students how to question....

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More Teachers Group Students by Ability

More Teachers Group Students by Ability | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
After being condemned as discriminatory in the 1990s, grouping students by academic ability seems to be back in vogue with a new generation of teachers, according to an analysis of federal teacher data.

Via Mel Riddile
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StorySpirit4U's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:50 AM
As a reading support teacher this system works as we teach to their reading level and can address groups with similar needs.
Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:55 AM

Streamling students by ability was condemned back in the 1990s; it appears grouping students by academic ability seems to be back in vogue. Recent trialling across college (for English & Maths) worked extremely well, particularly lower levels.  Results from my own survey showed that 85% of students (entry level) preferred to be grouped and felt less pressurised.