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Deborah Baillesderr

Commonlit - 60 views

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    "COMMONLIT is a collection of poems, short stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature for classrooms."
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. "
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
Rob Belprez

High School ELA Lesson Support by Lexiconic Education Resources - 15 views

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    This is a perfect collection of English lessons and resources for most High School Level classes.  It has all the traditional assignments, stories, skills, terms, and samples to pull from.
Enid Baines

What English classes should look like in Common Core era - 99 views

  • The National Assessment for Educational Progress does not measure performance in English class. It measures performance in reading, reading across the disciplines and throughout the school day.
  • research reports that young people ages 8-18 consume on average 7 ½ hours of entertainment media per day: playing video games, watching television, and social networking. These are the same students who tell their teachers they don’t have time to read. Children have time. Unfortunately like Bartleby, they would simply prefer not to.
Stacy Olson

App Learning Tasks By Brad Wilson www.21innovate.com - 5 views

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    Lists of learning tasks matched with apps and Bloom's - Math, reading, storytelling, writing, language arts, social studies, and science.
Jim Tiffin Jr

Word Clouds in Education: Turn a toy into a tool - 107 views

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    Most word cloud programs work in the same, straight-forward way; the more a word is used in the text, the bigger it is shown in the cloud. A glance at a cloud is an easy way to preview a passage, or to analyze text.
N Carroll

Common Core Reading Lessons - 154 views

  •  This site is meant to be a resource for K-12 teachers who are or will be implementing the National Common Core State Standards
Sandie Toohey

ReadWorks.org | The Solution to Reading Comprehension - 42 views

shared by Sandie Toohey on 05 Sep 11 - No Cached
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    ReadWorks enables teachers to solve the reading comprehension crisis and eliminate the achievement gap in the U.S. by improving teacher effectiveness through research-based and classroom-proven instructional practices, curriculum, and open-access online technology.
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    Search for lessons and reading passages by grade and skill. In your account you can create digital binders of the lesson plans and reading passages that you want to use. 
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    Great for grade level assessments aligned with the Common Core Standards.
N Carroll

Reading on The Run - We Teach BUSY Parents and Educators How to Help Struggling Readers - 106 views

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    A great resource to help with struggling readers. There are audio interviews with authors and mini courses.
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