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The Centrality of Text | Burkins & Yaris

The Centrality of Text | Burkins & Yaris | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

"All six of the shifts of the Common Core are text-based shifts:

Shift #1 (Balance): Balance literary and informational TEXTS.Shift #2 ( Reading in the disciplines): Students learn through domain-specific TEXTS.Shift #3 (Complexity): All students read the central, grade appropriate TEXT around which instruction is centered.Shift #4 (Text-based answers): Students have rich and rigorous conversations which are dependent on a common TEXT.Shift #5 (Writing to sources): students develop skills through written arguments that respond to the ideas, events, facts, and arguments presented in the TEXTS they read.Shift #6 (Academic Vocabulary): Students constantly build the vocabulary they need to access grade level complex TEXTS.
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Family Literacy Day: Joyce Grant's Tips on Raising a Reader (Guest Post)

Family Literacy Day: Joyce Grant's Tips on Raising a Reader (Guest Post) | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
You don’t have to convince most parents of the benefits of reading.However, lots of people are frustrated in their efforts to get their kids to read—and to ...
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Scaffolding Text Complexity for At-Risk Readers

Differentiated instruction for at-risk readers


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Common Core Nonfiction: Who Was First? Discovering the Americas #sschat #engchat #ccss #ccchat

Common Core Nonfiction: Who Was First? Discovering the Americas #sschat #engchat #ccss #ccchat | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
In this blog, I annotate excellent nonfiction books for middle school and high school at the Common Core recommended Lexile reading levels, with suggestions for ways to use them within the standards, technology or web ...
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Comparing the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS

Comparing the CCSS for Writing with the Trait of IDEAS | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

How close is the connection between the Common Core State Standards for Writing and the Six Traits of Writing? Somewhat close? Pretty close? Try VERY. In fact, virtually every standard references one trait or another. That’s because the traits are simply qualities that make writing work, and making writing work is the primary focus of both the traits and the CC writing standards.


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Measuring the Text Complexity of Poems

Measuring the Text Complexity of Poems | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

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Poetry presents unique challenges to educators trying to measure complexity. In this post, we look at this unique situation and discuss the best way to measure the complexity of poems.


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A First Day of School Activity that Teaches Argumentation

A First Day of School Activity that Teaches Argumentation | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

My goals are focused around W.CCR.1 and R.CCR.10–writing argumentatively from a variety of complex texts.


Here are my thoughts on an icebreaker that seeks to immediately begin building an argumentative, collaborative culture in my classroom.


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PARCC Model Content Frameworks for ELA/Literacy and Item Prototypes #video

RT @EducatorLeader: http://t.co/OonZdrcq PARCC MCF just finished and really built on my foundation from Chicago- worth the time!
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The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous! | Language Magazine

The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous! | Language Magazine | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

By Margo Gotleib

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that reading is taught and assessed.


The complexity of texts associated with the CCSS exceeds the level of the reading material typically used in our schools.


New proficiency standards are more rigorous and link directly to more sophisticated texts, some of which are intended for post-secondary readers.


To reach the goal of college and career readiness for literacy involves improving rigor in actual content and materials.


The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are transforming the way that reading is taught and assessed. The complexity of texts associated with the CCSS exceeds the level of the reading material typically used in our schools. New proficiency standards are more rigorous and link directly to more sophisticated texts, some of which are intended for post-secondary readers. To reach the goal of college and career readiness for literacy involves improving rigor in actual content and materials. The instructional implications for all teachers, not just those who specialize in English Language Arts, are enormous.


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EduCore - Free Tools for Teaching the Common Core funded by Gates via ASCD

EduCore - Free Tools for Teaching the Common Core funded by Gates via ASCD | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

Funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ASCD Launches FREE EduCore™ Tool for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards in both mathematics and literacy.


The EduCore tool is a repository of evidence-based strategies, videos, and supporting documents that help educators transition to the Common Core standards


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This website has resources for middle and high school level ELA an Math.
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CONFLICTS?? CONTEXT AND CLOSE READING

CONFLICTS?? CONTEXT AND CLOSE READING | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
This summer, issues surrounding the Common Core Standards have been like a spiraling vortex in my mind. Each week as I facilitate a new group of educators through the standards (which by the way, f...
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How Common Core will change testing in schools

How Common Core will change testing in schools | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

By Stephen Krashen


At first glance, the assessments now being developed to accompany the Common Core State Standards do not appear to be much more than we already have, at least in terms of subject-matter covered and grade level.


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Common Core State Standards: Writing from Sources #engchat #sschat #edchat #ccss #ccchat #commoncore

Common Core State Standards: Writing from Sources #engchat #sschat #edchat #ccss #ccchat #commoncore | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards require students to do more than just produce sentences or essays. In fact, by the fifth grade students are expected to “recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information ...
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Simplifying Text Complexity

Simplifying Text Complexity | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.
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If you aren't using the Teaching Channel yet, you should! The videos are high quality both in their filming and their content. And...Sarah Brown Wessling is a seasoned teacher who earned my respect several years ago.

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What is Close Reading?

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Common Core State Standards TOOLBOX


Doug Fisher defines close reading.


"Close reading is an instructional approach that requires readers to re-read a text several times and really develop a deep understanding of the content contained in the text. The purpose is to build the habits of readers as they engage with the complex texts and to build their stamina and skills for being able to do so independently. However, close reading doesn’t mean that you simply distribute a complex reading and then exhort them to read it again and again until they understand it. As part of a close reading, students "read with a pencil" and learn to annotate as they go. In addition, they are asked text-dependent questions that require that they produce evidence from the text as part of their responses."




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5 Top Resources for Aligning Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core #sschat #ccss #ccchat #edchat

5 Top Resources for Aligning Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core #sschat #ccss #ccchat #edchat | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
5 Top Resources for Aligning Your Social Studies Curricula to the Common Core   Social studies supervisors and teachers across the country are revising their unit plans to meet their state’s…...
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Anticipated drop in test scores

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Anticipated drop in test scores as assessments begin to reflect standards that are more rigorous than previous sets.


Stu Silberman, who oversees the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, which has worked for years on education reform in Kentucky, writes in a recent blog post for EdWeek that the state is steeling itself for that test-score drop.


Indeed, during a recent committee meeting of the National Assessment Governing Board, Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday joked about whether or not he will still have a job when the state's new test scores come out. Kentucky has undertaken a major public-outreach effort to explain the anticipated drops and build public support to stay the course.


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National Archives-Teachers' Tool Box-Primary Source Analysis

National Archives-Teachers' Tool Box-Primary Source Analysis | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

Guidelines and worksheets for using primary source documents, artifacts, cartoons, maps, photos, posters and sound recordings.  Excellent resources for CC!


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Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

Vocabulary is addressed not only in the reading anchors, but also in the language anchor standards.


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Academic Vocabulary: Common Core Shift #6

Academic Vocabulary: Common Core Shift #6 | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it.


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Nonfiction, the Common Core, and critical thinking

Nonfiction, the Common Core, and critical thinking | Take Note of 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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New Supplement to Appendix A: New Thinking on Text Complexity

New Supplement to Appendix A: New Thinking on Text Complexity | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

By Catherine Gewertz

Curriculum Matters


Take a look at ELA Standard 10: "Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently."


Appendix A of the standards... outlines the standards' approach to figuring out a text's complexity.


A supplement to Appendix A (http://corestandards.org/assets/E0813_Appendix_A_New_Research_on_Text_Complexity.pdf), issued today, expands on the original Appendix's approach to text complexity, based on a new study done to inform this process.



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Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media

Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning Media | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
Free Common Core Content from PBS Learning MediaGPB (blog)PBS Learning Media is one of the many options out there for smoothing the transition into Common Core implementation.
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bloomsapps

bloomsapps | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it

apps that relate to bloom's taxonomy


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Dr. Heidi Maston's curator insight, August 11, 2013 11:04 AM

Not sure they're 100% free but worth looking at!

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Conversations on Close Reading and the Common Core State Standards #engchat #ccchat #ccss #commoncore

Conversations on Close Reading and the Common Core State Standards #engchat #ccchat #ccss #commoncore | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
Over the last several weeks, I have had the most interesting conversations with knowledgeable minds about close reading: the history of close reading; the nature of texts demanding close reading; t...
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Yoga, Piano Lessons, and Culinary Skills | Burkins & Yaris

Yoga, Piano Lessons, and Culinary Skills | Burkins & Yaris | Take Note of Literacy | Scoop.it
This blog looks at the importance of actual reading and writing practice in classrooms, as opposed to teacher-focused lessons.


"all the supplemental activity around teaching reading and writing doesn’t really matter if students don’t have time to actually read and write. Unless students spend substantial time reading and writing,"


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