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Educational Leadership:Tackling Informational Text:Invitations to Read

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"... it's essential to avoid reading instruction that asks kids to pick to death texts that are meaningless to them—read a sentence, find an allusion, read another sentence, give me a synonym for the verb the author uses. This practice is deadly and extinguishes motivation to read."

 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 3, 2013 7:09 PM

"It's teachers' job to breathe life into whatever work we ask students to dedicate themselves to—and to ensure that this work doesn't suck the life out of them, especially in reading."  I love this! Found via Larry Ferlazzo.

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Tackling Informational Text:Points of Entry

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"An informational text reading diet relies on both access and time. We give students access by establishing and modeling a purpose for reading; providing guided instruction through the close reading process; and encouraging collaborative, text-based conversations. We also need to give students the time to read and use such texts for the purposes of investigation and to exercise choice in how they build knowledge."


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 3, 2013 7:31 PM

I am not a classroom teacher, but fortunately heard Douglas Fisher speak at a library workshop.  His work with Nancy Frey has given me insight into reading instruction and has made me better able to assist students and teachers. This article is one that should be shared at all professional development about informational text!

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Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns - Education Week News

Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns - Education Week News | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Transition to Online Testing Sparks Concerns Education Week News Both state consortia that are designing tests for the Common Core State Standards are building computer-based assessments, but they will offer paper-and-pencil versions as well, as...
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Close Reading Infographic

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beth paterno's curator insight, October 24, 2013 8:57 PM

great visual for close reading

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What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators?

What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators? | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
What do the Common Core State Standards mean for Special Educators? http://t.co/8SSiaKhqzt via @think_inclusive
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Video Series Playlist: ELA Instruction for English Language Learners

Video Series Playlist: ELA Instruction for English Language Learners | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
We're excited to present this six-part video series showcasing an exemplar unit that focuses on ELA instruction for middle school English Language Learners.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:52 PM

Great Common Core-aligned instruction that can be used to scaffold teaching for all students.

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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 16, 2013 9:55 PM

It doesn't have to be drill and kill!

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Teaching the Core--Teaching Character

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“ How do we equip students with the increased rigor of the Common Core? The answer, according to Paul Tough and KIPP, could be quite simple.”
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Non-text dependent vs. Text-dependent Questions with Smarter Balanced and PARCC

Suzanne Klein, Founder and CEO of WriteSteps, and Arlynn King, WriteSteps' Coaching Director and Curriculum Creator,continue their discussion on Smarter Bala...
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How To Add Rigor To Anything

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How To Add Rigor To Any Lesson, Unit, Or Assessment Rigor is a fundamental piece of any learning experience. It is also among the most troublesome due to its relativity. Rigorous for whom? And more importantly,...

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:50 PM

I love and fervently hope number 6 becomes more common!

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:51 PM

I love and fervently hope for lots of # 6!

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Reading for Literature AND Information (CCSS 10)

Reading for Literature AND Information (CCSS 10) | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
by Susan Weston "complex texts" are what students must master.""reading literary texts--both fiction and eloquent non-fiction--is part of what students should be able to do, but not all of what they need. They also must be able to read about community, national, and global issues, political challenges, scientific discoveries, and technical applications of those discoveries."
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The Common Core Toolkit: September 2013

The Common Core Toolkit: September 2013 | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Common Core-related resources and news for the September, 2013, edition of PW's Cut to the Core column”
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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.”
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What Works in Writing Instruction

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Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.

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Testing 1, 2, 3: How the Common Core will change Michigan's student ... - MLive.com

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A Learning Journal Is Your Map to Continuous Development

A Learning Journal Is Your Map to Continuous Development | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
A learning journal, when implemented on a consistent daily basis, can help you capture your learning by creating a time to be self-reflective of each day’s experiences. However small and seemingly unimportant these experiences are, these experiences can connect you to a specific learning that took place. (...) By writing down and tracking your progress, you are able to review your progress at any point in time. Journaling is a great tool when you may be questioning your learning progression. Journaling can not only help you focus on your strengths, but can also help you determine what limitations you are currently working on that can have a positive impact on your overall performance. As a result, you will begin to see trends on how you best learn and develop so you can incorporate the right learning opportunities into your day.
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Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts

Falling in Love with Close Reading by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

by Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts


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Amy Youngblood's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:11 PM

I recieved my copy two days ago.  I haven't started it yet, but after reading the review I can't wait!

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Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: A Transition Guide for School-level Leaders

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Developed in partnership with Education First, Insight Education Group, Student Achievement Partners, and Targeted Leadership Consulting, this implementation guide is intended for use as a reference a (Implementation of the Common Core State Standards:...
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The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership - Education Week News

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The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership
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The phrase "teacher leader" is an intriguing mental Rorschach test, since the interpretation depends on one's perspective and experience.
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Text to Text: A New Feature, and an Invitation to Share Ideas

Text to Text: A New Feature, and an Invitation to Share Ideas | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Introducing a new feature, in which we pair a Times article, past or present, with an often-taught literary, historical, scientific or mathematical text. We invite teachers to send us ideas.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:40 AM

Focus on close reading of two texts, with graphic organizers included.

Mark Gillingham's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:50 PM

A wonderful cross-text activity for readers. 

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment. Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career.
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Text Complexity Rubric


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 29, 2013 10:38 PM

Rubric from NYC schools for determining text complexity

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Rick Wormeli: Standards-Based Grading

“ Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal, tackles the issue of zeros on the 100 point scale.”
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Implementing Literacy Common Core in the Non-ELA Classroom

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The Common Core Standards for Literacy in the History/Social Sciences, Science and Technical Subjects are all standards that non-ELA teachers, from art to science, can target.
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40 Things to Do with a Text

40 Things to Do with a Text | Common Core and Teacher Leadership | 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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