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An Educator's Checklist: 16 Things To Do in 2016 - The Educator's Room

An Educator's Checklist: 16 Things To Do in 2016 - The Educator's Room | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
We’re halfway through the second decade of the 21st century, and, with it, we have much to look forward to: 1.Gaining a fresh start – singer Brad Paisley is credited with saying, “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” Far too often we need a breaking point. Sometimes [&hellip
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Happy New Year-pick a few of  these as your "School Resolutions". :)

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Happy New Year-pick a few of  these as your "School Resolutions". :)

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Nerdy Book Club

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A community of readers
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Daily blogs about the hottest new books kids are reading!

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Daily blogs about the hottest new books kids are reading!

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DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more!

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, games and the DOGO news map for kids! Add your comments, read reviews of cool websites, and more!
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Current events for students-with some CCSS aligned questions!

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ReadWorks.org | New K-12 Poems and Question Sets

ReadWorks.org | New K-12 Poems and Question Sets | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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Looking for more resources to help your students understand poetry?  Click here to find poems and CCSS aligned questions for your grade level!

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Clearinghouse

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I attended the WASCD conference in October and Heidi Hayes Jacobs was the keynote-TONS and TONS of Resources on her clearninghouse.  Hover your mouse over the dropdown arrow under All Resources and begin exploring-you will find something you will want to explore!

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I attended the WASCD conference in October and Heidi Hayes Jacobs was the keynote-TONS and TONS of Resources on her clearninghouse.  Hover your mouse over the dropdown arrow under All Resources and begin exploring-you will find something you will want to explore!

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ReadWorks.org | K-12th Grade Social Studies Articles

ReadWorks.org | K-12th Grade Social Studies Articles | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!
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More great passages from ReadWorks!

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, September 10, 2014 7:40 PM

New Social Studies Passages ... new grade levels have been added!

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BetterLesson

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Another sources for CCSS aligned lessons. Sign up for free access to reading and math lessons.

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Another sources for CCSS aligned lessons. Sign up for free access to reading and math lessons.

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Social Studies Reading Passages

Social Studies Reading Passages | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!
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Readworks keeps adding more and more passages that have CCSS aligned questions.  Here is their newest additions for grade k-8 all with a social studies focus!

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Readworks keeps adding more and more passages that have CCSS aligned questions.  Here is their newest additions for grade k-8 all with a social studies focus!

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Brand New Science Passages

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Readworks just added 75 Science passages for grades K-8!

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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study.
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All kinds of videos to share with your students!

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TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education

TeachingBooks.net | Author & Book Resources to Support Reading Education | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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Here is a place to look for books that match the genre you are teaching, and so much more!

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SummerReads™ » TextProject

SummerReads™ » TextProject | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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FREE stories design for students going into grades 3-5 to be used during the summer. This may be a great summer school resource for you or to send this link to parents to print off books this summer.  I love that there are audio links and other resources on this page as well.  Another thought is to save these stories to use as fresh text for your common summative assesment. 

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Testing Group Approves Performance-Level Descriptions

Testing Group Approves Performance-Level Descriptions | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
The Smarter Balanced consortium decides to affiliate with a research group for future work and defines student performance at each testing level.
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Click on the links in here to read more about the 4 point rubric used in SB.  This information will be helpful when creating your common assessment rubrics.

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The Reading & Writing Project - Units of Study Classroom Videos

The Reading & Writing Project - Units of Study Classroom Videos | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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Wondering how that reading or writing lesson might go?  Videos on Writing Workshop and Reading workshop can be found here. Great for PPG artifacts if you have a reading or writing goal-just write a reflection your learning and how it worked in your room.

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How Do You Know Which Books To Purchase? A Few Tips to Help Build A Better Classroom Library

How Do You Know Which Books To Purchase?  A Few Tips to Help Build A Better Classroom Library | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
  Several years ago, I had a classroom library that was filled to the brim with books.  Every shelf crammed.  Every space occupied, yet every independent reading time it never failed; a student would ask if they could please go to the library to find a book.  I didn't think twice about it.  Of course,…
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Great tips on how to pick just right books for your classroom library.

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, January 4, 2016 11:32 AM

Great tips on how to pick just right books for your classroom library.

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Elevating Teacher Expertise: Key to Literacy for All Children

Elevating Teacher Expertise: Key to Literacy for All Children | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
by Irene Fountas, Author and Director of the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University Over the decades, we have witnessed a variety of perspectives on the essenti...
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Things for you to consider as you reflect on your teaching and learning opportunities in the area of literacy.

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The Reading & Writing Project - Student Writing

The Reading & Writing Project - Student Writing | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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Click here to download student writing samples from each of the units.  Use them in your mini-lessons or for conferring!

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:28 PM

Download examples for mini-lessons.

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Lucy Calkins on Minilessons

Lucy Calkins explains why the writing workshop puts an emphasis on minilessons and how to mine minilessons for their instructional value.

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Lucy!

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CORE ELA Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction

CORE ELA Performance Assessment Modules - Standards Assessment & Instruction | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it

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Looking for performance tasks? These are very well done and there are mulitple titles for the grades that have shared their work.  If your grade does not have work posted-still take a peek and see what you may be able to do to bring performance tasks into your classroom assessments. A real gem of a find!

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:59 AM

Looking for performance tasks? These are very well done and there are mulitple titles for the grades that have shared their work.  If your grade does not have work posted-still take a peek and see what you may be able to do to bring performance tasks into your classroom assessments. A real gem of a find!

debbie thomas's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:42 AM

Great resource! Could be used for instruction or assessment.

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Passages for Building Reading Stamina

Passages for Building Reading Stamina | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource—all you have to do is register!
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Four passages in grades K-8!

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Common Core State Standards Resources from Share My Lesson - Resources - Share My Lesson

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Looking for something to supplement your daily instruction-check out Share My Lesson.  It is a free site where teachers have uploaded their CCSS lessons.

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Amy Stoeckly's curator insight, January 30, 2014 4:14 PM

Looking for something to supplement your daily instruction-check out Share My Lesson.  It is a free site where teachers have uploaded their CCSS lessons.

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Simplebooklet

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Code free digital sliders and flip books. Publish everywhere.
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A FREE option for digital publishing of your student's writing.

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CCSS writing: "How will students handle the rigor?"

CCSS writing: "How will students handle the rigor?" | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it

Computer adaptive tests produced by Smarter Balance will test students in four categories for English Language Arts. They will be expected to demonstrate mastery on reading, writing, and speaking/listening and research/inquiry tasks.


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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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Doing research with your students...don't pass this site up!  Type in what you are searching, slide the chalkboard to Einstein gauge for text and content complexity and then Grok!  The spider web digs deeper in to the substrands of the content-check out the right column of key facts, additional website, videos, pictures, and a glossary.  You create an account you can pin and journal to actually start your report right in Instagrok.  Love it!

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BeginningReads » TextProject

BeginningReads » TextProject | The scoop on CCSS ELA 4 ES teachers | Scoop.it
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FREE stories ready to download...think of the possibilities...will these be helpful for your common summative assessments or to help you differentiate, or just free reading choices for your classroom library!

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