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Literacy for ALL

Literacy for ALL | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Literacy for All Sometimes a question is so beautiful it becomes part of you. One such question, posed to me last year by a grade 5 student, has stuck with me in my work as a district literacy specialist. While interviewing students as part of developing our school board’s literacy strategy, I had the opportunity…
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Pass or Fail: How Can Interventions Reform Retention Rates?

Pass or Fail: How Can Interventions Reform Retention Rates? | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
In this multi-part series, I provide a dissection of the phenomenon of retention and social promotion. Also, I describe the many different methods that would improve student instruction in classrooms and eliminate the need for retention and social promotion if combined effectively. While reading this series, periodically ask yourself this question: Why are educators, parents and the American public complicit in a practice that does demonstrable harm to children and the competitive future of the country? What, if anything, can be done to address the high rate of retention at schools with a significant number of at risk students? Will additional resources, after school …
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How Technology Is Changing How Teachers Communicate With Students -

How Technology Is Changing How Teachers Communicate With Students - | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
How is technology affecting how teachers communicate with students? From access to tone, quite a bit actually.

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 21, 2013 11:04 AM

Communicate well for best results. 

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Explaining Big Data : NPR

Explaining Big Data : NPR | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
What "Big Data" really means in under 9 minutes. It's a video, so you can just sit back and watch as Christopher Barnatt digs into this topic.

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, March 11, 2013 12:54 PM

Big Data explained clearly. What should our school districts do with Big Data?  How?  

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My Own Genius Hour: Does Reading Actually Change the Brain?

My Own Genius Hour: Does Reading Actually Change the Brain? | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it

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Short & Extended Response Activities - A Dr. Seuss inspired lesson

Short & Extended Response Activities - A Dr. Seuss inspired lesson | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
8 critical thinking questions to be used with the Short and Extended Response Q & A activities on the following pages.
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3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CCSS, common core, essential questions, research, writechat, writetips

3 Ways to Empower Common Core Writing - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - CCSS, common core, essential questions, research, writechat, writetips | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Technology can be a powerful tool to facilitate Common Core writing and research and transform traditional writing assignments.
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Grade Level Analytic Writing Rubrics Aligned to Common Core and PARCC Assessments

Grade Level Analytic Writing Rubrics Aligned to Common Core and PARCC Assessments | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it

These writing rubrics are offered as a tool to support grade-level evaluation of writing mastery aligned to the Common Core Standards. The rubric is adaptable to assessing argument (opinion) writing, informational writing, and/or narrative. Modeled after PARCC’s expanded scoring rubric at each grade, the rubric includes PARCC’s 5 criteria for assessment: reading comprehension; development of ideas; organization; clarity of language; and knowledge of conventions. The rubric also addresses specific grade-level language standards for expected mastery.
Grade 1 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 2 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 3 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 4 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 5 Checklist Rubric w_Cover
Grade 6-11 Checklist Rubric w_Cover


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7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills -- THE Journal | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 9, 2013 11:59 AM

FREE iPad apps--Love ThingLink!  Knowmia Teach--helpful to new tech teachers!  Looking at Mindomo now!

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3822 Accountable Talk Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers

3822 Accountable Talk Lesson Plans Reviewed by Teachers | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Search accountable talk lesson plans to find teacher approved lesson plans. From accountable talk to accountable talk in math, quickly find lesson plans that inspire student learning.
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Common Core State Standards Checklists for the Classroom K - 6

Common Core State Standards Checklists for the Classroom K - 6 | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Our common core standards checklists are just what you need to help you keep track of the standards taught in your classroom. Use these to make sure you are addressing all that you need to teach throughout the course of the school year.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 21, 2013 7:51 PM

If you are a teacher in Grades K through 6 this site has a great resource...Common Core Checklists. You will find checklists for Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking & Listening, and Math.

The anchor standard is written at the top of the page. Underneath the indicator(s) will be listed in one column and you find columns for: date taught, date retaught, date reviewed, date assessed, date reassessed. All are uploaded as pdf files so you can easily download them for easy access. A screenshot of one page of Grade 3 ELA is in the image above.

Monica Principe's comment, September 16, 2013 11:24 AM
Has anyone seen this for secondary school?
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Content-Area Conversations

Content-Area Conversations | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Teachers across the country are seeking ways to make their multicultural classrooms come alive with student talk about content.

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AmericorpsELL - DIscussion & accountable talk resources


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From Raleigh to Rochester

From Raleigh to Rochester | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Everyday adventures of a PD coach using technology for improved literacy. GUEST COLUMN | by Christina Magee Whether it’s in Raleigh or Rochester, every new day brings an exciting adventure as an Instructional Coach. This is a day-in-the-life account from a professional development coach point of view. At the company I work for, we’re a…
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Communities In Schools (CIS) Receives Multi-Year Investment from Ballmer Group

Communities In Schools (CIS) Receives Multi-Year Investment from Ballmer Group | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Arlington, Va. (PRWEB) July 22, 2017 -- Communities In Schools (CIS) announced today that it will receive a $15 million grant from Ballmer Group to advance
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The different kinds of interventions for kids with ADHD - by Cody Hodge - Helium

For children with ADHD, it can often be hard to focus for long periods of time.

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At-Risk Remedies

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Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era

Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
When the Pearson answer key was wrong.
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Survey: Common Core standards working well

Survey: Common Core standards working well | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Common Core academic guidelines for public schools are sowing controversy, but teachers in states where the math and reading standards have been in place longest say they work well.
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The Art of Writing - Education Closet

The Art of Writing - Education Closet | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
Preparing students for the increased writing required on new Common Core assessments has become a hot topic. This is where the arts come in! We must expand our concept of text

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CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project

CCSS Videos - The Reading & Writing Project | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it

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Connie Wise's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:59 AM

"Pathways to the Common Core: Videos from Inside Classrooms features almost 40 clips of Common-Core aligned teaching and learning. We captured these scenes of classroom teaching in an effort to help you imagine methods of teaching that can support students in moving towards the ambitious standards set by the Common Core."

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A Short Video Summary of the Common Core State Standards

A Short Video Summary of the Common Core State Standards | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it
(by Greece Athena) (A Short Video Summary of the Common Core State Standards http://t.co/6stPCBJB2f)

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AmericorpsELL - DIscussion & accountable talk resources


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Oral Language Development

Oral Language Development | At-Risk Programs | Scoop.it

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Maritza Rosado's curator insight, August 4, 2013 12:18 PM

This site is amzing!!