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Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:01:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
STANDARDS: A Hillsborough fifth grade classroom is the focal point for a CBS News report on how Common Core is changing instruction. DELVING ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:52:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core standards set learning targets for math and English language arts. The standards are established through a coalition of most ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 9:56:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
This post is connected to two recent pieces I published about the Common Core State Standards. This post is a transcript of a debate on the Core that ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 8:03:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Alfie Kohn, renowned author and outspoken critic of standardization, argued against Common Core State Standards during his lecture Thursday night ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:56:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics build on the best of existing standards and reflect the skills and knowledge students will need to ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:56:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
“Common Core Forum supports the EAW's decision to put a pause on PARCC and also re-evaluate high stakes testing in Massachusetts,” said Donna ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:33:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Is the Common Core the best thing since sliced bread, or the work of the devil? Is it brand new, or a rehash of old ideas? Is it anything more than a ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:11:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Under Common Core, kids are encouraged to make the shift to keyboarding ... skills began decades ago, well before the rollout of Common Core. [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Another point of contention was raised in a discussion of Common Core. Maxwell favored Common Core, saying, “Everything is good in moderation. [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 5:48:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Common Core State Standards: What are they and what impact will they have on New Jersey public schools? NJ Spotlight last week held a ... [...]
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:11:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
If you know the Common Core Standards you know that “The need to conduct research and to produce and consume media is embedded into every aspect of today's curriculum. In like fashion, research and media skills and understandings are embedded throughout the Standards rather than treated in a separate section.” [...]
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 6:52:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Council of the Great City Schools has set out criteria to help educators bring common-core-aligned lessons and materials to English-learners.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 6:04:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Welcome to Explaining Common Core to Californians – a collection of framing research, recommendations, and sample communications designed to help leading voices in California's education sector increase public understanding of the kinds of instruction, assessment, and systemic supports needed to fulfill the potential of Common Core State Standards.See it on [...]
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 5:59:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
A collection of PDFs detailing the mathematical content emphasized in the Standards by grade level.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 5:57:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
ReadWorks is a great non-profit service that offers hundreds of lesson plans and more than two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passageswith accompanying question sets to use in high school classrooms.See it on Scoop.it, via College [...]
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 3:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Sat, Sep 20, 2014 2:58:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Teaching Channel got the chance to spend two days in David Olio's literature class at South Windsor High School. Watch students engaging in text analysis through reading and writing.See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 2:26:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
16 Common Core Technology Tools For Speaking & Listening by Dr. Melissa Comer and Dr. Leslie Suters, Presenters at the 2014 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference The Speaking and Listening strand of the Common...See it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:21:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
When you can't make an honest case against something, there is always rhetoric, exaggeration or falsehoods, but it's disheartening when it comes from an award-winningSee it on Scoop.it, via College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders [...]
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source



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