Mrs.Orman's Classroom: Tip #3 for Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Your ELA Curriculum (Mrs.Orman's Classroom: Tip #3 for Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Your ELA Curricul http://t.co/t9FcLB6r...)...
The Common Core State Standards stress the importance of teaching grammar. The standards lay out which grammar rules should be taught at which grade levels. So you know what rules to teach… but how do you teach them? Here are ten tips for teaching grammar according to the Common Core. (See the infographic here).
The recent controversy over how much fiction and non-fiction high school students are supposed to read under the Common Core State Standards begged the question of where the 70 percent non-fiction 30 percent fiction for seniors actually came from and how English classes should look.
Common Core Tips: Using Transitional Words and Phrases in Writing (Anchor charts and standards alignment) - My students are writing essays this week, so I was poring over the writing standards and aligned/grouped the transitions by type of essay appropriate for use. There's a link on the blog post to a free printable PDF.