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Best practices in reading, writing, word study, content literacy and assessment
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Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom

Supporting English Learners in the Primary Classroom | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Among other things, the Common Core asks students to explain their thinking and build on others’ talk in conversation. What if your students don't speak english?
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Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core

Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.
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Major News...Weingarten finally weighs in...should be getting interesting!

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7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools

7 Student-Tested Digital Storytelling Tools | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Last month, in my classroom version of DIY BYOD, my fifth-graders dove into the world of digital storytelling.
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Technology...a way into digital story telling...

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Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools

Children have become commodities | BuildBetterSchools | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Anxiety and uptick in ADD ....unintended consequence of high stakes testing? Pressure on kids and teachers?

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The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, the...
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Teaching students how to question....

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More Teachers Group Students by Ability

More Teachers Group Students by Ability | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
After being condemned as discriminatory in the 1990s, grouping students by academic ability seems to be back in vogue with a new generation of teachers, according to an analysis of federal teacher data.

Via Mel Riddile
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makes sense...

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StorySpirit4U's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:50 AM
As a reading support teacher this system works as we teach to their reading level and can address groups with similar needs.
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One Teacher's Take... is Another's Treasure!: Before a Close Read...Use THIEVES!

One Teacher's Take... is Another's Treasure!: Before a Close Read...Use THIEVES! | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Useful blog on Close Reading and suggestions for resources...

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What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis?

What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis? | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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Millions to Central Falls RI, now Memphis...Edreform via big business AKA Bill Gates

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Word Learning is a Journey | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Word Learning is a Journey | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Fisher and Frey on becoming word conscious...

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Apple - Burlington High School Profile

Apple - Burlington High School Profile | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
The iPad one-to-one program at Burlington High School has inspired an environment of trust, collaboration, and digital literacy that will better prepare students for life beyond high school.
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Apple I pads...changing the way we teach and learn

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What I Learned From a First-grade Teacher | Developmental Studies Center

What I Learned From a First-grade Teacher | Developmental Studies Center | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Good stuff...."teaching in steps, wait time, think, pair, share"

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Common Core Reading Lessons

Common Core Reading Lessons | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Add this to your resource list...

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Jessica Laney Petty's comment, June 26, 2013 3:29 PM
This is good for parents too. http://marriagesandiego.com
Joni Stevenson's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:36 AM

Here's a great resource for common core ELA for my teacher friends, be sure to bookmark.

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ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning

ASCD Summer Reading List Identifies 10 Books That Can Transform Teaching and Learning | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | 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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Reading Essential Questions now...getting my summer reading booklist ready!

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Reading Radio

Reading Radio | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Bam Radio Network
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Fisher on Reading Comprehension.... and many other resources

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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?" I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity," which include: 1) quantitative, 2) qualitative, 3) reader and task.
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more ideas for understanding close reading of complex text...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:01 PM

Love the google doc form. Also appreciate the staircase illustration.

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It's Not the Test That Made Them Cheat

It's Not the Test That Made Them Cheat | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer.
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The cheating scandal analysis continues....who is at fault???

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Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy

Common Core & Close Reading: An Outcome not a Reading Strategy | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Seems like everywhere I go, educators are asking "What is this 'close reading' thing and how do I teach it?" The buzz on close reading has become so great that many think close reading is simply an...
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Can't get enough of Close Reading articles? Here is another one...

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Home | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Home | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
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Interesting resources from  Literacy in Learning exchange...

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Why Common Core Doesn't Matter (and Why It Does)

Why Common Core Doesn't Matter (and Why It Does) | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
I tried taking a break on the blog from writing about Common Core, but the issue keeps popping up.  I tried avoiding writing about Common Core because in most ways it just doesn't matter.  Let me t...
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hmmm.... Brown Center on ED Policy worth reading...again CC seems generate a great deal of controversy...

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Core Withdrawal? | Scholastic.com

Core Withdrawal? | Scholastic.com | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Some states seem to be reconsidering their Common Core commitments.
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Just the beginning???

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Pearson Rakes in the Profit

Pearson Rakes in the Profit | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
Something consistently missing in a report that emphasizes growth and profit is students and whether Pearson's high tech snake oil actually promotes student learning. Pearson is a money making machine, but is this education?
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hmm.....wow

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CCSD Wiki-Teacher - Dr. Timothy Shanahan - Teaching Students to Read Challenging Text

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Great resource with useful videos....subscription to this wiki is free...

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What To Expect From Education In 2013

What To Expect From Education In 2013 | Reading, Writing, Word study, and Content Literacy | Scoop.it
What To Expect From Education In 2013: gamification, education start-ups, common core, assessment, MOOC, game-based learning, crowdsourcing
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The teaching and learning landscape is changing... principles are the same..but the landscape is changing...

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