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Common Core: Reading in the Disciplines

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The Common Core Standards demand that the building of knowledge through reading text plays a fundamental role in those disciplines.

In history and social studies, the analysis of primary and secondary documents is a core part of building knowledge. In science, the analysis of reference materials, direct experimental result, debate obviously integrated with other data, but reading sufficiently complex text at the heart of it. To give you a sense of how different this is from what happens today, we have evidence that in kindergarten through 5th grade kids read informational text 7% of the time.


David Coleman


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24 New Lizard Species Discovered, Half Close to Extinction

24 New Lizard Species Discovered, Half Close to Extinction | Teacher Excellence Network | Scoop.it
The discoverer of the world's (then) smallest frog, snake and lizard does it again with new species of Caribbean skinks (RT @Laelaps: 24 new lizard species discovered, but many of them are already close to extinction http://t.co/YzKVW0yA...
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The History of English in Ten Minutes - OpenLearn - Open University

The History of English in Ten Minutes - OpenLearn - Open University | Teacher Excellence Network | Scoop.it

Ten nice videos explaining the origins and evolution of the English language. Short clips with very clear explanations and pictures.


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Teacher observation: Could you benefit from self-observation?

Teacher observation: Could you benefit from self-observation? | Teacher Excellence Network | Scoop.it
In his 2nd guest blog, Richard Whiteside (@nutrich) talks about the value of teacher observation. Have you ever seen or heard yourself teach?
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