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Math. Science. Social studies. Search 4 Kids. 21st Century Classroom. Parent Resources. Ideas to Inspire. Extension Menus - PFLEX Online. Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C.". Videos, Common Core Resources And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel.

DE Common Core Resources. Scope and Sequence. ELA Professional Learning Webcasts - Grade 2. LearnZillion. Close_reading_article. Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary. Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards?

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it. Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary Overview: Three Tiers of Vocabulary Tier 1:Words acquired through every day speech, usually learned in the early gradesTier 2:Academic words that appear across all types of text. Digital Tools to Help Identify Tier 2 Words Wordle Included in the collection of Common Core resources from EngageNY is a high school level exemplor lesson that devotes three days of instruction to carefully examining and interacting with the first three paragraphs of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The Find Tool Taking this one step further, I returned to the original text and used the Find Tool (control + f) to find occurances of the word, dedicated. Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained - Vander Ark on Innovation.

How the Common Core Will Change the Way Teachers Teach and Students Learn Guest Post By Adam Berkin, vice president of product development at Curriculum Associates.

Quick Guide to the Common Core: Key Expectations Explained - Vander Ark on Innovation

DOGO News - Kids news articles! Kids current events; plus kids news on science, sports, and more! OER Commons. The First Digital Teaching Platform - TimeToKnow. Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Parent’s Guide.

“Bloom’s Taxonomy” is one of those terms that a parent may not necessarily be familiar with, however, it is very important.

Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Parent’s Guide

It is a central concept to know how to use it at home in conjunction with learning activities to help your child expand their critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills allow a child to thinking independently, find and fix mistakes, solve problems, evaluate alternatives, and reflect on their own beliefs. It’s not something that can be learned from reading a book or completing a worksheet, however the skills are built through hands-on lessons that build beyond basic rote memorization of facts. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides learning levels to increase higher order thinking skills for children of all ages. The levels include remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. Remember & Understand The Remember and Understand levels are where most teachers and parents typically ask questions of their children.

Apply & Analyze Evaluate & Create. Harvard Education Letter. Students in Hayley Dupuy’s sixth-grade science class at the Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., are beginning a unit on plate tectonics.

Harvard Education Letter

In small groups, they are producing their own questions, quickly, one after another: What are plate tectonics? How fast do plates move? Why do plates move? Do plates affect temperature? What animals can sense the plates moving? Far from Palo Alto, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Mass., Sharif Muhammad’s students at the Boston Day and Evening Academy (BDEA) have a strikingly similar experience. How to Mind Map. 80 Online Tools, References, and Resources.

11/10/11 Update: We have an additional 30 plus tools, references, and resources submitted by community members.

80 Online Tools, References, and Resources

We all know that teachers are always looking for tools, references, and resources for classrooms. Well, here's 80 "must see" trial, free, and paid websites recommended by Edutopia community members. Keep this list in your back pocket! It might come in handy. (The list is not ranked and listed in any order.) =) The Most Useful Websites on the Internet.

I have compiled a list of the most useful websites, across a wide variety of topics.. that you may find helpful, Would you agree that these are the most useful websites on the internet?

The Most Useful Websites on the Internet

If there is a useful website that you simply can’t live without.. please let us know by leaving a comment below. Parents Guide- 21st Century Learning. IdeasLAB - exploring new possibilities. 10 Common Core Resources. 1.

10 Common Core Resources

Achieve the Core, from Student Achievement Partners (who were deeply involved in writing the Core), has great free resources beginning with this handy summary of instructional implications of the Core: ELA/LiteracyBuilding knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational textsReading and writing grounded in evidence from textRegular practice with complex text and its academic vocabularyMathematicsFocus strongly where the Standards focusCoherence: Think across grades, and link to major topics within gradesRigor: In major topics pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application with equal intensity 2.

Education Sector held a Hewlett-sponsored Common Core discussion on March 27 with a great panel including Idaho chief (and CCSSO chair) Tom Luna. It’s worth watching the highlight video. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8. 9. Common Core State Standards. Common Core Standards and PBL. The first question about Common Core State Standards, What will they look like?

Common Core Standards and PBL

, has been answered. The answer is: Very different. MasteryConnect. ELA College and Career Readiness. Posted by: Jared Heath, content manager “College and career readiness” is an excellent idea, but what does it mean?

ELA College and Career Readiness

What does a college-and-career-ready student look like? I think that the beauty of the Common Core Standards is our ability to manipulate them—to use them in order to do our job better rather than feeling dictated by them. The Common Core Standards give us the skills that students need to be prepared. They also tell us what that preparedness looks like. The Standards say, “As students advance through the grades and master the standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language, they are able to exhibit with increasing fullness and regularity these capacities of the literate individual.” 1. I’ve got to admit—independence was not the first thing I would have thought of in relation to English Language Arts, and I’m an English guy! 2. 3. The “great” part of great works often has to do with the audience to which the works were presented.