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Bill Wallace

Achievethecore.org :: Home - 46 views

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      Resource for lesson plans
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    "Free, high-quality resources for educators to implement the Common Core State Standards."
Jeremy Brueck

Navigating Text Complexity - 80 views

  • Includes lesson videos and model text-dependent questions.
  • Our text complexity roadmaps bring together the quantiative, qualitative, and reader and task considerations of texts.
  • take a close look at what text complexity is and why it's important to preparing students for college and career.
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  • what makes a text complex
  • how will it help prepare my students for college and career?
  • What tools can I use to select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my classroom?
  • How can analyzing the qualitative characteristics of a text inform my instruction of a text?
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    "Understanding text complexity is essential to implementing the Common Core State Standards in ELA & Literacy. But what makes a text complex and how will it help prepare my students for college and career? What tools can I use to select rich, worthy texts for instruction in my classroom? How can analyzing the qualitative characteristics of a text inform my instruction of a text? These have been our guiding questions in developing this text complexity resource for teachers. "
Deborah Baillesderr

The Common Core Conversation - Common Core Conversation - 32 views

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    Lots of resources!
mrsguanci

Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More - 90 views

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    194 videos on Common Core, most are no more than 10 minutes long. The ones I've viewed so far have been very informative. Some are great examples of lesson you can try in your own classrooms
Jeremy Brueck

Closing in on Close Reading - 73 views

  • close reading means reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension.
  • Close, analytic reading stresses engaging with a text of sufficient complexity directly and examining meaning thoroughly and methodically, encouraging students to read and reread deliberately.
  • If reading closely is the most effective way to achieve deep comprehension, then that's how we should teach students to read.
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  • But the teaching of reading veered significantly off track when those personal connections (also well represented on some high-stakes state assessments) began to dominate the teaching and testing of comprehension, often leaving the text itself a distant memory.
  • the shift to teaching reading as a set of thinking strategies too often left readers with the notion that the text was simply a launching point for their musings, images that popped into their heads, and random questions that, in the end, did little to enhance their understanding of the text itself.
  • examining meaning thoroughly and analytically
  • directing attention to the text, central ideas, and supporting details
  • reflecting on meanings of individual words and sentences
  • developing ideas over the course of the text
  • The best thinkers do monitor and assess their thinking, but in the context of processing the thinking of others (Paul & Elder, 2008)
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    Close Reading
Cara Whitehead

Heteronyms - 53 views

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    Heteronyms (also known as heterophones or homographs) are words that are spelled the same, but have different pronunciations and different meanings.
Monica Williams-Mitchell

Education in the Age of Globalization » Blog Archive » Five Questions to Ask ... - 29 views

  • Daniel Pink observed, traditionally neglected talents, which he refers to as Right-brained directed skills, including design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning, will become more valuable (Pink, 2006).
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      YES! We need to address these things. I don't see them as incompatible w CC, however.
  • international assessments such as PISA and TIMSS, which are mostly left-brained cognitive skills.
  • Common Core does not include an element to prepare the future generations to live in this globalized world and interact with people from different cultures.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      But does that simple fact prevent us from addressing this? I think not.
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  • Common Core, by forcing children to master the same curriculum, essentially discriminates against talents that are not consistent with their prescribed knowledge and skills.
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      Is this any different from the current situation? Is this author arguing that we should not have common standards, or that we should maintain our current status quo of a patchwork of test-driven standards?
  • A well organized, tightly controlled, and well-executed education system can transmit the prescribed content much more effectively than one that is less organized, loosely monitored, and less unified. In the meantime, the latter allows for exceptions with more room for individual exploration and experimentation
    • Monica Williams-Mitchell
       
      I think the problem lies in seeing this as an either-or question. Any system that relies solely on testing as the measure of success is short-sighted and archaic. Having no identified common ground puts at risk the learners who most need a firm starting point. To say that the current system allows "more room for individual exploration and experimentation" is naive at best and disingenuous at worst. Where in test-crazed American schools do you see this happening??
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    A provocative article by Yong Zhao on CCSS and reflective questions we ought to as ourselves.
Cara Whitehead

Educational Standards Correlations - 46 views

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    VocabularySpellingCity provides the following sets of correlations to standards: U.S. Standards by State Common Core Standards for each States' Implementation Australian Standards by State Canadian Standards by Province English National Curriculum Standards
Gene Tognetti

Futures Channel - Common Core and Educational Technology blog - 137 views

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    This is a nice site that includes real-world problems covering a wide range in Math, Science, and more. Lesson plans included. Please take a look at ourCommon Core and Ed Tech blog. Would like any feedback or ideas you may have about what you'd like to see.
Tanya Hudson

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject - 102 views

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    Seven specific action steps for approaching complex texts in elementary school. Includes suggested texts.
Benjamin Light

Free Gradebook for Teachers | LearnBoost - 6 views

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      Looks to be a great resource for teachers and schools alike.  Got to love these key terms: Common Core Aligned and Free!
Mike Dunagan

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | PARCC - 5 views

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    This will be the future tests that will be required starting 2014
teacherboyle

EduCore - Tools for Teaching the Common Core - ASCD - 74 views

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    the tools, and add notes. Register Now Learn how to implement instructional resources that support the use of formative assessments in the secondary math classroom, as well as design your own literacy template tasks that create high-quality and engaging student assignments. The EduCore platform is specifically dedicated to providing secondary teachers with high-quality teaching and learning resources aligned to the Common Core. The Math and Literacy Tools on this site have been designed with you, the teacher, and your students in mind. Strong Student-Teacher Relationships Within the Common Core, students and teachers become partners in the teaching and learning process. 123
dennis deets

Smarter Balanced Assessments | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - 77 views

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      This has the example ELA Items
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      Here are the math items
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    This page has all of the SBAC Item Specs goto sites. Go to the ZIP and look at your grade level/content.
tom campbell

Achievethecore.org :: Home - 6 views

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    Resources designed to help people implement the common core.
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    Ooh... a breathe of fresh air?
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