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Jane Trotter

BetterLesson: Share What Works | Free K-12 Lesson Plans, materials and resources - 58 views

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    A rich site full of Common Core lessons for all to use.
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    "Over 5,000 complete Common Core-aligned lessons from our 130 Master Teachers. Introducing CC.BetterLesson - a brand new, free resource from the BetterLesson team featuring the highest quality Common Core-aligned lessons created through our Master Teacher Project."
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

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
Eric Arbetter

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts - 83 views

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    Shows all the standards side by side.
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
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