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Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts - ReadWriteThink

Using THIEVES to Preview Nonfiction Texts - ReadWriteThink | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Students become "thieves" in this lesson as they use a previewing strategy to "steal" information from textbooks and other nonfiction texts before actually reading them.
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Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, December 20, 2012 12:23 PM

strategy to teach close reading

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ThingLinkToolkit - CCSS Aligned Activities

ThingLinkToolkit - CCSS Aligned Activities | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Growing collection of CC aligned Thinglinks to spark your creativity!

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Common Core Practice | Bad Reviews, Elite Schools and Facebook Fakes

Common Core Practice | Bad Reviews, Elite Schools and Facebook Fakes | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Three writing prompts based on recent Times content, devised and tested by a ninth-grade class in New Jersey. This week's collection includes a restaurant review that has gone viral ...
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Center for Student Work | Expeditionary Learning | Common Core State Standards SMUSD

Center for Student Work | Expeditionary Learning | Common Core State Standards SMUSD | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Great resource to show teachers what CCSS learning can look like! (Great resource to see CCSS exemplary student work!
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Planning Text-Dependent Questions

Planning Text-Dependent Questions | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?
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Rubric for Determining Text Complexity in Informational Text

This rubric from the DOE of New York City can be used by teachers and library staff to determine text complexity. With modification, it would also be useful for students to help them choose books in the library for research projects.

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A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart" - ReadWriteThink

A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart" - ReadWriteThink | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
What’s that sound? Students participate in a Directed Listening–Thinking Activity (DLTA) using "The Tell-Tale Heart," make predictions, and respond in the form of an acrostic poem or comic strip.
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Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window

Common Core Practice | Chickens, Clouds and the View Outside Your Window | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Our three tasks this week involve argumentative writing about a neighborhood dispute, narrative writing about what you see out your window, and informative writing about cloud forecasting.
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Voices from the Middle: Young Adult Literature-The Common Core Text Exemplars

Voices from the Middle: Young Adult Literature-The Common Core Text Exemplars | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Read the article Young Adult Literature: The Common Core Text Exemplars for great examples of texts to use for middle school ELA units.

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Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet

Learning to Read the Core: A View from 30,000 Feet | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to read the Common Core State Standards? Teaching Channel will help you. Here’s a video with a great presentation giving you the tools needed to read the Common Core and begin implementing the Core in your classroom.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Common Core Connections: Using Multimedia to Present Knowledge & Ideas | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Great tools for the writing anchor standard which requires students to use technology to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate wiht others!

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Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

I haven't been including anything on my Scoop.its you need to purchase, but based on Lauren's posts for Eye on Education, I think this book would be worth buying.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Common Curriculum Helps You Create Common Core Lesson Plans

Free Technology for Teachers: Common Curriculum Helps You Create Common Core Lesson Plans | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

I haven't tried it, but it's recommended by Richard Byrne!

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Amy Youngblood's curator insight, September 8, 2013 8:11 PM

I have been playing with this tool.  It seems to be one with promise.  

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Literature Circles for High School Reluctant Readers | Scholastic.com

Literature Circles for High School Reluctant Readers | Scholastic.com | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Use literature circles to get your reluctant readers excited about literature.
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A Principal's Reflections: Use of Blogging to Address CCSS

A Principal's Reflections: Use of Blogging to Address CCSS | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

This teacher has students blog about their reading, then comments and asks questions to raise the level of student discourse.  Great way to focus students on proving their arguments from the text!


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EssayTagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

EssayTagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

I don't build rubrics in the library, but I worked through this tool and easily created a rubric for a 7th grade ELA class.  

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Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal

Wondering how to put Common Core into practice? It’s easier than you think. | School Library Journal | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Help students explore a topic with a variety of sources.  Your best resource for gathering these sources? Your library staff!

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A Primer on “Close Reading of Text”

Attributes of close reading lessons


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Using Animoto for Vocabulary Study

Using Animoto for Vocabulary Study | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Great use of Animoto to help students learn and retain vocabulary!  

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Free Technology for Teachers: Video Projects and Common Core Standards

Free Technology for Teachers: Video Projects and Common Core Standards http://t.co/tkXesZh7...
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Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Common Core State Standards and Library of Congress Teacher Resources: Find Lesson Plans (and More) That Meet Your CCSS Needs | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards can be easily met using Library of Congress teacher resources, and a new tool lets you quickly find the best Library resources for your CCSS needs.
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Ideas for Struggling Readers to Support CCSS Content Area Literacy Expectations: Define, Summarize, Compare

Ideas for Struggling Readers to Support CCSS Content Area Literacy Expectations: Define, Summarize, Compare | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Peter Pappas provides 18 lessons organized by 1) comprehension strategy and 2) reader audience.

 

Teachers granted permission to modify and use in their specific subject areas with students struggling with Common Core reader tasks.


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State by State CCSS Free Resources

State by State CCSS Free Resources | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

"As promised in last blog, here is my collection of state resources for CCSS.  This collection is from my book Moore’s Common Core Teacher Guide and Planner to Transitioning to CCSS. " 


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Reading Is Thinking: ELA Notebooking

Reading Is Thinking: ELA Notebooking | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Interactive Notebooking examples for 5th grade, but adaptable for use in other grades.

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Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education

Helping Students Navigate Informational Texts > Eye On Education | Common Core ELA | Scoop.it

Strategies for introducing and teaching with informational text.

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