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# Common Core

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## Common Core shift in the 'what' is big, but the shift in the 'how' is huge

The biggest shift of the Common Core is not “what” we are teaching but “how.” To truly engage in the common core, students must do the work. Rigorous means that students are thinking critically and figuring things out for themselves. Unfortunately, our students are used to being passive learners.
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## "The internet by definition is the most complex text students will encounter."

"Using the Metametrics Lexile Analyzer I searched for websites that would fall in the suggested band for fourth grade. First I used Google advanced search just to find websites at the “basic level.” All of the websites I checked were well over the 6-8 band. I then checked teacher websites, teacher created webquests, and popular kids news magazines. Once again the Lexile scores fell well above grade level."
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## How My Activities Are Related To Common Core Standards!

Note: I will continue to add to this list as I find the standards that align most appropriately with my products! I hope this list helps you as you plan how to use these products and impress administrators with your common core ...
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## A Passion for Fractions | Teaching Channel

Great lesson to teach students how to multiply fractions. This multiple part lesson is perfect for grade 4 and 5 students as they learn to multiply fractions. Aligns with Common Core Standards for Math.

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I think that this video of a lession on A Passion for Fractions is a great resource. While mainly targeted at 3-5 grade, this teacher implements and incorporates various strategies that are both teaching and learning practices, in this particular case of exploring fractions. A lot come through for me and connected with what we have been discussing in our classes and in Math in particular. This teacher starts with a story which uses and incorporates math to encourage interest and curiousity among the students. They are then guided to develop and explore a riddle to solve. She provides opportunities and specifically directs to extend previous understanding. She also guides them in exploring representations and understanding the task. She also discusses how she provides them with multiple entry points.

The math curriculum for Fifth Grade includes several units on fractions. I feel that the approach and meaningful experiences represented in this video have provided me with insight and some great ideas on how to teach students to multiply fractions.

One other aspect that I really appreciate is instilling in students a passion for fractions. This allows learning to be relevant and accessible for students when they experience content in a way that they can understand and relate to. This in turnves them an excitement and motivation for that learning, and they have a reason and purpose for learning it.

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This is another Teaching channel video.  I love this resource.  This one is dedicated to teaching fractions and is aligned with Common Core.  It lists the standards used and explains the techniques as you go.  It goes through showing the problem in multiple ways for multiple learning styles and how to walk students through a problem solving process.  My fifth graders have shown me that they need practice in working through and persevering in problem solving.  I believe that if we systematically walk them through a process, then they will eventually adopt this process for themselves and become more effective thinkers.  They are not there yet, but resources like this video are great learning tools for teachers on how to get the thinking across to the students.

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## 15 More Resources For Common Core Learning

15 More Resources For Common Core Learning

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## Gaining Self-Awareness Through Technology, Common Core ...

Show and Tell is a simple activity to help prepare younger students for those presentations. In the area of Speaking and Listening with Comprehension and Collaboration Anchor Standard 1 from the Common Core Standards ...
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## Common Core Resources for Math--Are You Ready? - Sacramento Bee

Watauga DemocratCommon Core Resources for Math--Are You Ready?

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## Math: Websites by Grade Level (K-5) and Common Core

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For Elementary K-5.  Site has CCSS standards with links to online activities for the specific standard.

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## Teachers Getting Started with Common Core

5 Ordered Steps | Partner in Education

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## Speaking of the Common Core ... Give Students Time to Talk

A teacher offers six suggestions for giving students purposeful practice in oral communication, a focus of the common standards.

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It is important that students are provided with many opportunities to speak (and listen). Especially when planning lessons sometimes with scaffolding and even more spontaneous.

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## Five Essential Schoolwide Conditions for Common Core Achievement

By Mel Riddile, Associate Director of High School Services at the National Association of Secondary Principals (NASSP)

Principal leadership matters--perhaps now more than ever before.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight,

1. A culture of college and career readiness.

2. Schoolwide literacy.

3. Student engagement, collaboration, and inquiry.

4. Instructional time.

5. Professional learning.

This post originally appeared on Education Week's Transforming Learning blog. Reposted with permission from Editorial Projects in Education.

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## Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

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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## 15 More Resources For Common Core Learning

15 More Resources For Common Core Learning

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## 20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respon...

20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts (“@MrsHime: 20 Reflective Questions To Help Students Respond To Common Core Texts http://t.co/cieUvfwCrA”;)...
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## 3 easy steps to understanding the Common Core

In order to better understand an issue that will affect every aspect of K-12 schooling, I recommend you take three important steps:

1.Watch Mike McShane’s Top 3 video (below) on the Common Core.

2.Read “5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About the Common Core” and AEI’s recent research paper series, which addresses how the Common Core will affect other school improvement efforts.

3. Engage in the conversation. Don’t just jump on the pro- or anti- bandwagon; ask hard questions and seek out answers… because kids’ futures are depending on it.

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Common Core for parents.

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## 4th Grade Common Core Math Standards Flip Book - Elementary ...

4th Grade Common Core Math Standards Flip Book. Happy Monday! And with Monday comes Monday Made It! I had big plans for this week's Monday Made It. Unfortunately, most of the items on my to-do list never became ...
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## 5 Strategies to Better Understand Common Core Standards ...

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) can be a little overwhelming if you look at them as a whole. In order to truly master the standards it is key that you have a plan of attack. CoreStand has put forward such a plan.
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## ELL: Common Core-Aligned Tasks in English Language Arts

A substantial body of research clearly indicates that utilizing specific instructional modifications as well as targeted pedagogical strategies can accelerate ELLs’ academic achievement and English language acquisition.

As a result, ELLs’ academic performance can be comparable to their English proficient (EP) counterparts.

http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/4FD788EE-7D6E-42F8-A415-C2A6C1C31A15/0/GeneralELAStrategiesforELLs_082811.pdf

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## Understanding The Common Core - With 80 Links To Important Resources

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## Why the Common Core Is Good for Special Education Students

The CCSS in the hands of an effective educator will prepare our students for college and career.

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight,

Now there's a title many will take a second look at ...!

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## Free Apps to Capture, Create and Connect to the Common Core

There are many individual CCSS standards to address and there are also a ton of apps to try. Here is some helpful advice and a few suggested apps to help teachers embrace the changing classroom cli...

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Common Core apps to create,capture and connect to the standards.

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