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.
Booklist Online Book Review: Classroom Connections: Common Core and Informational Science Texts.Young, Terrell A. (author) and Barbara A.
When selecting informational texts, librarians and teachers must consider several characteristics. Books that are interesting and appealing compel readers to keep reading and make the information more memorable. The following criteria are important when selecting informational texts in general but particularly so for science books.
To access these resources, educators will need to go to http://nms.org/Resources/CommonCore. They will click on the “Get Free Resources” button and asked to create a profile. Educators will then have unlimited access to these resources and all new open resources developed for PARCC by NMSI, ELC state team members, and PARCC staff members. Additional, free classroom-ready lessons are also available on the NMSI website.
Released materials are organized under the following strands:
PARCC Updates (e.g., Assessment and implementation)Curricular Tools (e.g., Model Content Frameworks, Tri-State Rubric, etc.)Instructional Resources (e.g., Using literary and informational texts, moving from single to multiple standards in mathematic instruction, science and social studies literacy, etc.,)Diverse Student Populations (e.g., Strategies for English Language Learners and Gifted and Talented Students, Testing Accommodations for students with disabilities, etc.,)Higher Education (e.g., College and Career Ready Determination, Models for pre-service teacher training, etc.,)Leadership (e.g., Administrator resources, state updates, etc.,)
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