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Teaching Common Core Non-Fiction - 3 Tips - Teach Junkie

Teaching Common Core Non-Fiction - 3 Tips - Teach Junkie | Common Core | Scoop.it
Reading lots of non-fiction books comes along with Common Core territory. You'll find that these non-fiction ideas wills help you cover common core standards in the primary grades in thematic units, guided reading and literacy centers.

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Arduino in Math Class

Arduino in Math Class | Common Core | Scoop.it
Precalculus is a class that has many opportunities for creative teaching. Since we are a smaller school, there isn't enough interest in computer science to justify a full class so I try to embed s...
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Writing Rubrics for High School

Writing Rubrics for High School | Common Core | Scoop.it
These Common Core Writing Rubrics Help Teachers in All Subject Areas Identify and Score Good Writing, Bad Writing, and Everything in Between

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Applying The 40/40/40 Rule In Your Classroom

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Applying The 40/40/40 Rule In Your Classroom: Fill The Orange Circle First

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Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing

Reading strategies: Differences between summarizing and synthesizing | Common Core | Scoop.it
In today's post I'm sharing information I gave to my students about the differences between summarizing and synthesizing information in terms of reading strategies and research.

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T-Charts (Pros and Cons)

Get T-Charts (Pros and Cons) on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day | Common Core | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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The Elementary Math Maniac

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Double Digit Compare and the Common Core


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How to Do a Close Reading

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The process of writing an essay usually begins with the close reading of a text. Of course, the writer's personal experience may occasionally come into the essay, and all essays depend on the writer's own observations and knowledge. 


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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, July 21, 2013 6:12 PM

Three close reading steps for adults that may help us think about the skills younger students need to read closely.

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Supporting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

NCTM serves math teachers, math educators, and administrators by providing math resources and professional development opportunities. Working for more and better math for all students.
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Standards? Yes! Current Implementation? No!: How we have re-invented Soviet-era wheat quotas

Standards? Yes! Current Implementation? No!: How we have re-invented Soviet-era wheat quotas | Common Core | Scoop.it
Readers know that I am a strong supporter of Standards generally and the Common Core specifically. To me it is simply a no-brainer: there is no such thing as Georgia Algebra or Montana Writing. In ...
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PARCC's 3rd grade sample test items - make time to read and this is why...

PARCC's 3rd grade sample test items - make time to read and this is why... | Common Core | Scoop.it
This is a quick and dirty summary of the newly released PARCC sample test items. If you are in one of the 19 states that will be taking the PARCC tests in 2014-2015, thought this might help you thi...
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11 Ways to be an Inquiry-based Teacher

11 Ways to be an Inquiry-based Teacher | Common Core | Scoop.it
It's hard to run an inquiry-based classroom. Don't go into this teaching style thinking all you do is ask questions and observe answers. You have to listen with all of your senses, pause and respon...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 15, 2013 8:40 PM

Excellent article loaded with resources...

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Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes

Coding the Curriculum: How High Schools Are Reprogramming Their Classes | Common Core | Scoop.it
"We're still preparing our kids to go to work in 1988." A handful of schools, particularly a private 6-12 school near Boston, are revamping their curriculums to accommodate the ...
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The Role of the School Librarian in Implementing the CCSS


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:17 PM

"This Action Brief for school librarians is... designed to provide these stakeholders — who are faced with dramatically increased expectations in the context of fewer resources — with a deeper understanding of the standards and their role in implementing the standards."

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are

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Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis

Learning to Think: A Foundation for Analysis | Common Core | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to think and analyze are important goals of today's teacher. See how one high school teacher uses a two day lesson to get students to analyze texts and develop more critical ways of thinking.

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Amy Youngblood's curator insight, January 8, 2014 7:59 PM

I always love Sarah's videos! 

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6 Math Apps That Support Common Core State Standards - Edudemic

6 Math Apps That Support Common Core State Standards - Edudemic | Common Core | Scoop.it
Regardless of your opinion on Common Core State Standards, states that have adopted the new curriculum will be rolling out common assessments in 2014.

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Kid-Friendly Standards

The link for ENGLISH AND SPANISH Kid-Friendly Standards provides an opportunity to view California’s grade level content standards in Language Arts and Math in terms they can more readily understand. 


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Up-Close Reading: Tackling Complex Text | Scholastic.com

Up-Close Reading: Tackling Complex Text | Scholastic.com | Common Core | Scoop.it
Are your students ready to attack complex text and break it down for absolute understanding? They will be well on their way with these strategies!

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 11:10 AM

Second grade teacher Shari Edwards shares a great routine for close reading with younger students!

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Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Standard 4) | Burkins & Yaris

Back-to-School Lessons and Titles for Each Reading Standard (Standard 4) | Burkins & Yaris | Common Core | Scoop.it
In this post, we look closely at reading standard 4 and offer titles and lesson suggestions that serve the dual purpose of implementing and aligning with this standard while addressing important back to school issues surrounding community building,...

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Catherine Schmidt's curator insight, August 13, 2013 9:17 AM

More suggestions for read alouds Aligned to the CCSS. Though the assignment for the intermediate book is not text-dependent, that is, students could complete it never having read the text.

debbie thomas's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:38 AM

Using read alouds is still a great tool for teaching the CCSS!

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Understanding the Common Core State Standards | November Learning

Understanding the Common Core State Standards | November Learning | Common Core | Scoop.it
Teachers and administrators must understand and implement Common Core State Standards. November Learning can help you make sense of these requirements.
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Some Thoughts on the Common Core State Standards

Some Thoughts on the Common Core State Standards | Common Core | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards promote flexible and critical thinking. But the way they're written make me want to play "check the boxes."
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