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Using Informational Text to Teach To Kill a Mockingbird: Sample Units


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Close Reading - Infographic

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Get kids to engage with what they’re reading on a deeper level: to ask questions about what they notice, and to answer those questions based on what’s in the text.

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3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing - essential questions, research, and tech

3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing - essential questions, research, and tech | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

Technology can be a powerful tool to facilitate Common Core writing and research and transform traditional writing assignments. (Are you looking for digital tools and strategies to support #CCSS writing & research with students at all levels?


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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's curator insight, November 3, 2013 11:05 AM

The 2nd half of this post is especially valuable for teachers. Learn to use these web-based tools yourself!  

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Write Like Crazy: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core

Write Like Crazy: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Writing | Teaching the Core | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

“ How do we incorporate simple yet powerful writing activities that will not only prepare our students for college/career, but also help with content acquisition?”


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40 Things to Do with a Text

40 Things to Do with a Text | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

“ This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers' Associations journal. Before we get started… Wait ...”


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Envision Gifted! Differenntiation for Gifted and Talented Learners:Common Core

Envision Gifted! Differenntiation for Gifted and Talented Learners:Common Core | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

“ Common Core resources for gifted and advanced students. These resources include exemplar texts and integrate Kaplan's Depth and Complexity.”


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Common Core Practice | Reading The Times and Responding in Code

Common Core Practice | Reading The Times and Responding in Code | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it
This week our classroom collaborators decided to experiment with learning Web design via a tool that makes it easy. For each prompt, their students did an extension activity involving Web design, examples of which we’ve linked to.
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The Talking Cure: Teaching Mathematical Discourse

The Talking Cure: Teaching Mathematical Discourse | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it
With the Common Core State Standards hovering, a middle school math teacher discusses her efforts to help her students reason abstractly and approach problems more systematically.

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This is exactly how we are trying to train teachers to teach with the Mathematical Practices in mind.  Also, look at the Tier 2 Vocab. the teacher is using: "conjecture" and "discourse"

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Computer-based Sample Test Items | PARCC


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CORE: CCSS Aligned Assessment Tools

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A group of some of the largest school districts in California is launching an online bank of student assessment tools to help teachers measure learning as the rollout of the new Common Core curriculum gains speed this year.


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Misunderstanding Text Complexity: Parts I and II

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By  Burkins & Yaris

 

This is a two-part series examining two common misunderstandings about text complexity. The first misunderstanding is that texts with harder words are more complex.

 

Part 1 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity/

 

Part 2 - http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/misunderstanding-text-complexity-part-2/


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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

“ Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.”


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Six or Seven Text Pairings Implied by Common Core ELA Standards? | Partner in Education

Six or Seven Text Pairings Implied by Common Core ELA Standards? | Partner in Education | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it

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What Close Reading Actually Means | Grant Wiggins

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What Close Reading Actually Means

 

Thus, what “close reading” really means in practice is disciplined re-reading of inherently complex and worthy texts.


As Tim Shanahan puts it in his helpful blog entry, “Because challenging texts do not give up their meanings easily, it is essential that readers re-read such texts,” while noting that “not all texts are worth close reading.”


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 20, 2013 2:55 AM

Close reading can be done very successfully through Socratic Seminar. The key is to have complex texts, interpretive questions and then unrelenting follow-up questions to dig deeper.

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Text Complexity: Introduction and Overview

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Resources

Find additional resources to support your literacy work, including:

Guidance for the implementation of grade level Common Core instructional shifts in ELA grade 3, grade 6 and grade 9. Text exemplars that provide models of how to develop students' ability to engage with complex texts from Engage NY.Information about the instructional shifts in ELA/literacyLiteracy standards alignment protocol will guide you through the process of examining existing curricular materials to determine alignment with CCLS.
 
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New Report: Understanding the Skills in the Common Core State ...

New Report: Understanding the Skills in the Common Core State ... | CCSS for the Teacher | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards “provide a strong platform for students to apply and master the skills they need, and as students apply those skills, they have more opportunities to fully master the content within the CCSS,” ...
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