Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers
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Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers
For teachers in English/Language Arts, mostly secondary resources.
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Teachers Pay Teachers Sale Time!

Teachers Pay Teachers Sale Time! | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
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Secondary teachers who are participating in the Teachers Pay Teachers sale Thursday & Friday. 

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Argument Writing Common Core Grades 6-12

Argument Writing Common Core Grades 6-12 | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Argument Writing Common Core-Aligned for Grades 6-12 Students won't struggle writing an argument with my infographics, organizers, outline, and instructions.
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Common Core argument writing bundle - just added 30+ pages of resources, examples, student guides, etc.

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Create Your Own Valentines Templates

Create Your Own Valentines Templates | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Have your students create their own Valentine's Day cards for their classmates, friends, loved ones. Why spend money on boxed sets when they can make them
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Fun, free download for teachers: Have your students create Valentines for characters in literature.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:48 PM

Create your own #Valentines - allow students to be creative in class. #Free

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Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Classroom Disorganization: Utilize Unused & Hidden Spaces for Storage

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Classroom Disorganization: Utilize Unused & Hidden Spaces for Storage | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Utilizing Unused Spaces in Your Classroom
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Another baby step in my classroom organization: I use Command hooks to hang my poetry resources on the inside of my cabinet doors. Click to read my blog post.

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Everything you need to know about Common Core — Ravitch

Everything you need to know about Common Core — Ravitch | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
The past, present and future of the standards.
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Great read. I find the CCSS lacking in so many areas, especially the text-to-self and text-to-world connections that are so important. So I make sure to continue to include those questions even though they aren't "Core" questions. I'm not going to stop teaching mostly literature, either. When students take a literature course in college, they aren't going to be reading informational texts! And if students don't have that initial connection to a text, they're going to Spark-Note it instead. 

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Creativity In the Common Core Classroom: FREE Back to School Resources from Classroom Freebies!

Creativity In the Common Core Classroom: FREE Back to School Resources from Classroom Freebies! | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it

Via Matt Weld, Gina Martin
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Matt Weld's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:45 PM

Great FREE Common Core Resources!

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This is Incredible!! The Teach 100 Reaches 500 Blogs! | Teach.com

This is Incredible!! The Teach 100 Reaches 500 Blogs! | Teach.com | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
On January 8, we launched the Teach 100: an innovative system to score the performance and importance of education blogs. Today, the Teach 100 has reached 500!
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Find over 500 awesome teaching blogs and bloggers on the Teach 100 list.

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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | 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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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:56 PM

I am a longtime fan of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. This blog gives a quick rundown of the basic tenets of their highly popular book, Notice and Note and shares an instructional activity. You'll want to go out and buy the book!

Dr. Angela C Gordon's curator insight, January 24, 2014 2:40 PM

Close reading using Six Signposts! Great strategy!!

Linda Burke Dooling's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:27 PM

Students need to develop the skills to notice/note what is important -- in literature and in non-fiction -- by themselves. This is a tool that can help learn how to do this and also to practice doing it.

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Divergent Novel Common Core Aligned Unit

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Divergent Literature Novel Unit - Common Core State Standards Aligned Comprehensive literature novel unit for Veronica Roth's "Divergent." Contains the
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Divergent Novel Unit completely aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Questions covering every chapter; reading assessments; language/vocabulary-in-context exercises, with figurative language practice, word connotations, author's word choice, etc.; and Common Core reading graphic organizers that focus on characterization, themes, text connections, and plot development. Includes differentiated and extensive exercises for parallel plot development.

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Jane Eyre 2: Meeting Mr. Rochester | English Language Arts and Literacy | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Great Resource MT @pbsteachers Teaching Literary Elements: Clip introduces foreshadowing+foreboding http://t.co/YzOcoHQT6B (Gr. 9-13) #ELA
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The Best 20 Educational Wikis This Year

The Best 20 Educational Wikis This Year | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Teachers Are Special, Holiday Cheer Edition - Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Are Special, Holiday Cheer Edition - Teachers Pay Teachers | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
During this season of holiday cheer, we highlight how some TpT Teacher-Authors use their store earnings to help others. Teachers are special.
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Teachers paying it forward to those in need.

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FREE Common Core Holiday Bell Ringer/Exit Slips

FREE Common Core Holiday Bell Ringer/Exit Slips | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Common Core Aligned Holiday Bell Ringers and Exit Slips for the ELA or History Teacher 'Tis the season to thank everyone for your patronage! Here are 12 free
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Free Bell ringers/exit slips for the holidays: The aligned Common Core standards are on each slip, so you know exactly which skills are practiced.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:04 PM

Free bell ringers/exit slips to use near the holidays. Practice the following Common Core standards: CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.3, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.W.10, CCRA.L.5, CCRA.R.4, RL.8.1, RL.9-10.1, RL.7.1, RL.7.4, RL.7.3, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, L.8.5, L.9-10.5, L.7.5

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Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Common Core Argument Writing

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Common Core Argument Writing | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
What's the difference between persuasive essays and argumentative essays? Arguments use...
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Blog post: Explains the difference between writing a persuasive (opinion) essay and writing an argumentative essay. Links to resources.

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Wake Me Up By Avicii & Aloe Blacc Figurative Language Activities

Wake Me Up By Avicii & Aloe Blacc Figurative Language Activities | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
"Wake Me Up" By Avicii and Aloe Blacc Song Lyrics Common Core Figurative Language and Poetry Analysis Activities - Aligned with the Common Core State Standards
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#WakeMeUp is a great song to use for practicing figurative language and rhetorical/poetic devices. Plus, the students love it! 

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Poetry Activity Twitter-Style: Writing a Poetweet or Twaiku

Poetry Activity Twitter-Style: Writing a Poetweet or Twaiku | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Poetry Activity Twitter-Style: Writing a Poetweet or Twaiku (Haiku using Twitter 140 Character Restrictions) Harness the social-marketing site Twitter to
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Free download for teachers: fun poetry activity utilizing the allure of social media. 

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, January 22, 2014 10:15 PM

Fun activity for students because they only have to write short poems. They love that. #freedownload #engchat #poetry

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Divergent Thinking

Divergent Thinking | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy has captured the hearts and thoughts of millions of readers.
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Nonfiction essays as companion texts to Veronica Roth's #Divergent trilogy. By SmartPopBooks

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The Millions : The Common Core Vs. Books: When Teachers Are Unable to Foster a Love of Reading in Students

The Millions : The Common Core Vs. Books: When Teachers Are Unable to Foster a Love of Reading in Students | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
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I wish the writers of the Common Core valued reading for pleasure more and could see the lasting impact it has on students. I always looked forward to our school-wide 15 minutes of reading for pleasure time each day when I was in middle and high school. Now i can barely carve out 15 minutes a week for my students. :(

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Opinion and Argument Writing and The Common Core State Standards

Opinion and Argument Writing and The Common Core State Standards | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Writing Opinions and Arguments The Common Core State Standards require students to write opinion pieces starting in early elementary school.

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:14 AM

There is a distinct difference between opinion writing, persuasive writing, and argument or position writing. Seems like some people are starting to really figure that out and share their insights with others. Common Core asks primary grade students to write opinions, middle school students to write persuasively, and upper middle and high school students to be able to take a position on an issue and support that position intellectually. Before kids can learn how to do this, teachers need to understand the difference.

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10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:53 PM

We are all learners. The cartoon speaks volumes.

Mickey Gast's curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:48 PM

What personalized learning is and how it can be optimized. Now that learning is available to "the masses", what is preventing "the masses" from taking advantage of learning opportunities?

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 26, 2014 8:47 PM

I like to see good change and this looks like the right direction. Going to make the changes in vocabulary now. 

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CCSS Implementation Guide

This #CCSS implementation guide offers seven interdependent indicators, proving specific steps and tools you can use http://t.co/NYB11yiN12


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Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading

Honey, I Killed the Kids' Love of Reading | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Not that into reading? Keep trying! Stop labeling our kids, and instead start figuring out what they love, what interests them... and make reading the vehicle to learn more about it.

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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The Rice Process's curator insight, December 29, 2013 1:25 PM

Great resolutions will transform teaching! Well done.

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Media literacy helps youth make better decisions.

Media literacy helps youth make better decisions. | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it

In the United States, there has been increased momentum to include media literacy skills within state curriculum frameworks. Secondary English language arts textbooks now generally include the formal study of advertising, news, and some film and television genres. More than 40 states including Massachusetts, North Carolina, and New Mexico have identified media literacy skills within language arts, social studies, fine and performing arts, library information skills, or health education curricula. The State of Pennsylvania includes media literacy standards in Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Health, Safety and Physical Education, and the Arts and Humanities.


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Teaching Vocabulary with Creativity

Teaching Vocabulary with Creativity | Common Core Resources for ELA Teachers | Scoop.it
Creative Vocabulary Instruction
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Try something new with vocabulary instruction; this activity encourages creativity and critical-thinking skills.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:42 PM

Great ideas for getting students to make those critical connections we know are so important to "owning" vocabulary, not just memorizing for a test!