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Writing: Citing Textual Evidence

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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.

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It's time to get into the text Sullivan County!  

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One Day of Books Around the Room

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Each day my classes begin with ten minutes of quiet reading. Each student has a self-selected book, and each day those ten minutes are sacred. Here is the list of what my students are currently rea...
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Excellent article....love the 10 minute idea!

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Tennessee teachers positive about Common Core, survey says

Tennessee teachers positive about Common Core, survey says | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Tennessee teachers positive about Common Core, survey says. A majority of Tennessee teachers believe that the implementation of the Common Core State Standards has begun positively but feel more training is in order, according to a broad-based independent survey.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 13, 2014 6:18 PM

Survey said:

  • 70 percent of the respondents believe the move to Common Core will require changes to the way they teach.
  • 63 percent of those who teach in subjects or grades directly affected by Common Core said that the initiative would improve quality of their teaching.
  • 65 percent said communication about the transition has been clear.
  • 58 percent said communication about changes to assessments has been clear.
  • 92 percent have participated in at least one training related to Common Core.
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Common Core Writing: Smarter Balanced vs. PARCC

Suzanne Klein, Founder and CEO of WriteSteps, and Arlynn King, Curriculum Director, talk about Smarter Balanced and PARCC testing, specifically related to wr...
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Transition to Common Core - Library Media

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Our library media specialists can be our biggests advocates for successful Common Core implementation!

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5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents | SCDE Common Core ELA | 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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What is "Close" Reading?

What is "Close" Reading? | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Close reading is the idea that students will re-read certain texts in order to develop a deeper ... (RT @adamsteaching: My new blog: What is "Close" Reading?

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Close reading is not just academic. Close reading impacts our everyday lives.

Close reading is not just academic.  Close reading impacts our everyday lives. | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Really, another post on Close Reading?  Oh, yes! And here's why. I had the privilege of hearing Kate Roberts (@teachkate) passionately illuminate Close Reading at a session at Teachers College Writ...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:28 AM

Keep in mind Patricia Kain's (Harvard) three steps for close reading:

  1. “Read with  a pencil in hand, and annotate the text.
  2. Look for patterns in the things you’ve noticed about the text—repetitions, contradictions, similarities.
  3. Ask questions about the patterns you’ve noticed—especially how and why.” (Kain, P.How to Do a Close Reading, Harvard University, 1998.
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Reading Worksheets, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans |

Reading Worksheets, Grammar, Comprehension, Lesson Plans | | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Reading worksheets and articles for parents and teachers, covering sight words, vocabulary, reading comprehension, grammar, and other reading essentials.

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commoncore2014@gmail.com's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:35 PM

Good resource for free downloadable informational text and comprehension questions for grades 1-10.

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18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare

18 CCSS Ideas for Struggling Readers: Define, Summarize, Compare | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
18 Common Core lessons organized by comprehension strategy – defining, summarizing and comparing. A free PDF download
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Historical Thinking Skills Chart Classroom Poster | Stanford History Education Group

Historical Thinking Skills Chart Classroom Poster | Stanford History Education Group | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
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Bill Gates: Commend Common Core

Bill Gates: Commend Common Core | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
We need education reform and this is the best way to fix school for our kids.

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Michaela Vila's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:36 PM

I didn't know that Bill Gates was so involved with the Common Core, but it is great to see such a powerful leader help lead something I find to be very important and this article states all my (positive) beliefs about the Common Core. I am glad I learned about Bill Gates connection with Common Core. I think it is important to know about the resources programs like Common Core has. 

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Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standards

This three-minute video explains how the Common Core State Standards will help students achieve at high levels and help them learn what they need to know to ...
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PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments | PARCC

PARCC Releases RFP to Build Speaking and Listening Assessments
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What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators?

What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators? | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
“@jennyray66: What do the Common Core SS mean for Special Educators? http://t.co/891m0NnSOW ” AMAZING article!! #TNCore

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Common Core recognizes three tiers of vocabulary

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3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

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The Common Core identifies six instructional shifts needed to effectively implement the standards in ELA/Literacy. Shift 6 suggests an instructional change in
the teaching of Academic Vocabulary.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:24 AM

For many schools explicit vocabulary instruction may represent a quick-win in building literacy skills. Teachers already teach Tier 1 and Tier 3 vocabulary. Tier 2 vocabulary should be the focus of school wide efforts to improve reading and literacy skills.


The Common Core recognizes three tiers of vocabulary.

Tier 1

Words acquired through every day speech, usually learned in the early grades.

Tier 2

Academic words that appear across all types of text. These are often precise words that are used by the author in place of common words. (i.e. gallop instead of run). They change meaning with use.

Tier 3

Domain specific words” that are specifically tied to content. (i.e. Constitution, lava) These are typically the types of vocabulary words that are included in glossaries, highlighted in textbooks and address by teachers. They are considered difficult words important to understanding content.

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Understanding The Common Core - With 80 Links To Important Resources

Understanding The Common Core - With 80 Links To Important Resources | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

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Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars at Follett Educational Services (FES)

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Common Core State Standards Text Exemplars at Follett Educational Services (FES)
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Soliloquy to Love

Soliloquy to Love | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
In depth lesson covering Shakespeare. By writing and performing soliloquies, high school students gain a better understanding of some difficult to understand readings. Correlates to the Common Core for ELA.
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Common Core Aligned ELA Assessments | Relevant and Essential / Store (18 items)

Common Core Aligned ELA Assessments | Relevant and Essential / Store (18 items) | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
We Design Common Core ALigned ELA Asssessment Packets for Popular Elementary and Middle School Novels. Our high quality, field-tested assessments are proven to develop higher-order thinking skills in reading and in writing.
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What Students Read When They Can Read Anything

What Students Read When They Can Read Anything | SCDE Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Back in December, I posted a list of books students in my classes were reading. Now, four months later, my students are still reading, and I’ve added two new classes of readers to the mix. Today I ...
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