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Common Core Resources Available to All Teachers

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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Informational Texts

There are many reasons to use informational texts in the classroom. In this video we have listed a few.
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Common Core Skills: Deeper Reading - Critical Thinking

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Lessons and resources for teachers to implement the Common Core standards - literacy, critical thinking - DBQ for elementary, middle, high school

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Lindsey Hogan's curator insight, February 12, 2013 6:38 PM

This whole site is a great resource! Great powerpoint on DBQs for students, great lesson plans, and more. Focuses on, as the title implies, deeper reading.

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How to Shift from Teaching Persuasion to Teaching Argument > Eye On Education

How to Shift from Teaching Persuasion to Teaching Argument > Eye On Education | Applicable High School English | Scoop.it
Persuasive writing has been very popular in ELA classrooms in recent years. During a persuasive writing unit, students are typically asked to write ...

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Lindsey Hogan's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:49 PM

As Common Core shifts writing methodology, teaching arguments will be new to some teachers. This post shares some differences between teaching persuasion and argument and what this means for the classroom.

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The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' | Applicable High School English | Scoop.it
Why the Common Core Standards and The New York Times are perfect together, and a list of all our favorite literacy strategies for before, during and after reading a Times article with students. Bookmark this one!

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Caliterate's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:45 PM

This activities could be incorporated from the LA Times, magazine subscriptions, and local newspapers as well.

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Handouts | huffenglish.com

These are PDF handouts for the high school English classroom. They are generic enough to be reused but specific enough for quality evaluation. Check them out!


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Teaching through Close Reading: Historical and Informational Texts

The close reading of challenging primary documents is central to the Common Core State Standards, yet many teachers may be unfamiliar with close reading as a...
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Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s

Take the Impossible “Literacy” Test Louisiana Gave Black Voters in the 1960s | Applicable High School English | Scoop.it
This week’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v.
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toolkit09e.pdf


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Lindsey Hogan's curator insight, February 13, 2013 9:10 AM

This is an awesome collection of reading strategies. The document begins by describing different types of struggling readers and identifies a grouping of strategies later in the booklet. 

Connie Wise's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:51 PM
18 strategies to help struggling readers--50 page pdf
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Digging Deeper Into the Common core: Text Complexity

From April, 2012 Adolescent Literacy in Perspective


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Attacking the Common Core Standards: Informational Texts-Part One | Secondary Solutions

Attacking the Common Core Standards: Informational Texts-Part One | Secondary Solutions | Applicable High School English | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards are quickly becoming a reality for the vast majority of the country. Many teachers in the U.S. are being faced with the task of aligning teaching materials to the Common Core Standards beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.


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Informational Text Worksheets & Activities

Informational Text Worksheets & Activities | Applicable High School English | Scoop.it
Quickly find informational text worksheets from thousands of teacher-reviewed worksheets to help you inspire student learning.

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Widuri Yogya's curator insight, May 8, 2014 7:58 AM

It needs a very serious consideration to construct a final test for several schools.