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Best practices in reading, writing, word study, content literacy and assessment
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Gooru | A Free Search Engine for Learning

Study millions of free educational resources for every 5th-12th grade math, science, and social sciences subject—from Algebra II to Physics to Economics.
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Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading

Professor Daniel Willingham describes why content knowledge is essential to reading with comprehension, and why teaching reading strategies alone is not suff...
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This never gets old... Daniel Willingham on teaching content literacy

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Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and TED Are Coming To PBS - Edudemic

Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and TED Are Coming To PBS - Edudemic | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
To bring the discussion into the mainstream, TED Talks Education will be airing on PBS this April with talks from Bill Gates, Sir Ken Robinson, and more.
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Mark your calenders!

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Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX

Close Reading and the CCSS, Part 1 - Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Dr. Douglas Fisher discusses close reading and how it relates to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts.
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Doug Fisher on Close Reading.... its all about the teacher....and good practice

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Teaching Students to use Anchor Standard #1: Textual Evidence in the Common Core Classroom | Common Core Made Easy

Teaching Students to use Anchor Standard #1: Textual Evidence in the Common Core Classroom | Common Core Made Easy | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Most of the standards revolve around anchor standard 1: Textual evidence. The prototype assessments developed by PARCC have an entire category of questions devoted to students providing textual evidence.
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De-grade your classroom with narrative feedback

De-grade your classroom with narrative feedback | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Years ago, I stopped grading my students. This is shocking to most educators who wonder how assessment can be done without numbers and letters. The answer
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Professional Resource Recommendations from B&Y

Professional Resource Recommendations from B&Y | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

In this post, we collect and share the professional resource recommendations shared with us by our readers.


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K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow.
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Thinking about a lack of thinking

Thinking about a lack of thinking | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

  Lately I have been thinking a lot about thinking... 

Thoughtful post by Grant Wiggins on the importance of understanding and attending to "thinking".....

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Information and Stories as Co-Teachers (Part 2) | Burkins & Yaris

Information and Stories as Co-Teachers (Part 2) | Burkins & Yaris | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
In this post, we look at the virtues of naturally building background knowledge by presenting children with texts, both fiction and non-fiction, around a theme.
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Less Teaching and More Feedback? | InService Blog

Less Teaching and More Feedback? | InService Blog | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Feedback is the new buzzword... rightfully so

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{Repost} Play vs Academics: A False Dichotomy - Not Just Cute

{Repost} Play vs Academics: A False Dichotomy - Not Just Cute | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Play vs. Academics....

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Bring Literacy into Math with Big Books! by @kleinerin | TeacherCast Blog

Bring Literacy into Math with Big Books! by @kleinerin | TeacherCast Blog | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading

Thinking Notes: A Strategy to Encourage Close Reading | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
By making Thinking Notes, or metacognative markers, consistent between students when they are reading, you prepare them for a better discussion of the text. Watch how to use this simple strategy to help your students better understand texts.
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Thinking Notes....a strategy for teaching close reading

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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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Big buzzword..."close reading"

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Feedback It Forward

Feedback It Forward | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
“The intentions of our feedback serve to amplify the engagement or disengagement of the listener from the process.”  Sitting in a recent meeting, progress on the agenda was being slowly overwhelmed...
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The three R's....plus F....Reading, Writing, Arithmatic and FEEDBACK

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Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually

Bloom's Taxonomy Presented Visually | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
A collection of resources presenting Bloom's Higher Order Thinking Skills in visual, teacher-friendly formats
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Great Curating by Susan Oxnevad....

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10 Tips for Teaching Grammar According to the Common Core > Eye On Education

10 Tips for Teaching Grammar According to the Common Core > Eye On Education | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Dav...
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National Vocabulary Test Sheds Light On Reading 'Crisis', Experts Say

National Vocabulary Test Sheds Light On Reading 'Crisis', Experts Say | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Vocabulary instruction.... much needed 

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Our Readers Recommend | Burkins & Yaris

Our Readers Recommend | Burkins & Yaris | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Great suggestions for professional readings...

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- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman

- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

Using Word Clouds in the classroom....

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Book Videos, Interviews & Podcasts from B&N Studio - Barnes & Noble

Book Videos, Interviews & Podcasts from B&N Studio - Barnes & Noble | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it

Barnes & Noble Studio: The new home to book and author videos, interviews & podcasts...useful resource for read alouds

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Nonfiction and the Common Core | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Nonfiction and the Common Core | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Children's author and historian Marc Aronson discusses the importance of reading nonfiction in developing critical thinking skills.
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ASCD Inservice: Seven Ways to Go from On-Task to Engaged

ASCD Inservice: Seven Ways to Go from On-Task to Engaged | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
We know that engagement is the key to learning, but we also know that many of our students are bored with the curriculum and activities being offered in classrooms. To battle this problem, much focus and attention has been placed...
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NRC Report Highlights Importance of Deeper Learning

NRC Report Highlights Importance of Deeper Learning | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.

 

Close reading, deep learning, creating new habits of mind when it comes to learning....

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