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Atlas - Browse Unit Calendars. PACCSS%20ELA%206 12%20January%202013. SAS® Curriculum Pathways® SAS® Curriculum Pathways® CCSS-Aligned Rubrics for Project Based Learning. 9-12 Presentation Rubric (CCSS Aligned) Common Craft Explains Primary and Secondary Sources. This Is How Teachers Really Feel About The Common Core. Teachers are not shying away from the challenges of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

This Is How Teachers Really Feel About The Common Core

A Scholastic and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation survey released this week asked more than 20,000 teachers how they feel about the CCSS and its implementation process. The survey revealed that even though most teachers think it will be difficult to implement the new education standards, they also think the measure will make a positive difference for most students. The CCSS is a set of new education benchmarks that has been adopted in 45 states and is designed to make sure students around the country are being held to the same learning standards. The measure emphasizes critical thinking and deeper learning, although some have complained that the new standardized tests associated with CCSS are more difficult than previous standardized assessments. For a full breakdown of the Scholastic survey's results, look at the graphs below: About Us.

What The Common Core Actually Looks Like In Everyday Classrooms. 5 Online Tools That Help You Align Lessons to Common Core Standards. Common Core, love it or hate it, if you're teaching in the United States there is a good chance that you'll have to work with it.

5 Online Tools That Help You Align Lessons to Common Core Standards

If that describes you, take a look at these five tools that can help you create lessons aligned to Common Core standards. Teaching Objects is an online lesson planner that enables you to pull materials from your Google Drive and YouTube accounts into your lesson plans. As you write your lesson plans and organize your materials in your Teaching Objects account you can search for an identify the Common Core standards that align to each of your lesson plans. (To use Teaching Objects you do have to have a Google Account). Alchemy SmartBinder is a free service for creating, organizing, and sharing lessons.

Common Core Academies. MasteryConnect. Talking to Parents About the Common Core. For K-12 educators, “back to school” means not only back to the classroom and students, but also back to the questions and concerns of parents.

Talking to Parents About the Common Core

Educators in states adopting the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) may encounter questions, apprehension, or even skepticism from parents about the new standards. Above all, parents will want to know how the new Common Core standards will impact their children. To help educators answer parent inquires, we’ve compiled a list of eight probable questions and potential answers to help you discuss the Common Core State Standards with parents. These discussions can increase parental engagement as parents gain understanding of their children’s educational goals. 1. Often, parents think educational standards are the same as curriculum; they may be concerned that standards dictate exactly what is taught and how it is taught every day. 2. 3. 4.

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Easy Ways to Improve Grammar and Writing Skills. One of my frustrations as a junior high teacher is using classroom time to work on basic grammar skills.

Easy Ways to Improve Grammar and Writing Skills

With NoRedInk, I can set up practice lessons for students specific to the needs I’ve pre-assessed. I can target certain skills for either the whole class or specific students. Students can then work on them at home or when time allows. Students can personalize the sentences by choosing topics of interest. If they miss something, NoRedInk will provide second-chances and tutorials. A teacher developed this site, and it is continually growing and improving. If you are a tablet user, consider Tap to Learn’s Grammar App HD (99¢), with over 200 tutorials and 1000 questions. CC Connection: Sites and applications such as these will allow students to address and master the ELA standards in Language, specifically Conventions of Standard English1. 11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary. Teaching vocabulary within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an essential component of standards-based curriculum alignment.

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabulary

Making the critical words second nature to our students will enhance achievement on assessments and will be useful in college and career. To process and store the academic vocabulary of the standards, our students’ brains require an efficient automatic memory system. This system, also called nonmotor procedural memory, stores information that is repeated, such as multiplication tables, song lyrics, words and definitions. Following are 11 strategies, supported by education and memory research, for teaching critical CCSS words while keeping the cognitive verbs in mind: analyze, evaluate, compare, delineate, etc. Cognitive verbs require processing skills that are automatic (unconscious) to free up working memory space, the area in the brain that holds new information and connects it to long-term memory. Identifying the Best Words to Teach Notes. Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience. What is new and different in the Common Core?

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

When it comes to the writing standards, a heavy emphasis on audience for one thing, and this is very good news. The "audience" for student writing was once the lone teacher sitting after school with her cup of coffee, a red pen, and a stack of essays or other writing projects. What Is the Common Core Canon?