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The Role of Research in Common Core Instruction. This memo provides guidance for educators and administrators about implementing the research skills addressed in the Prekindergarten – Grade 12 ELA/Literacy Common Core State Standards.

The Role of Research in Common Core Instruction

Included here are recommendations for leveraging librarians, media specialists, and cultural institutions to support and advance local curriculum decisions about implementation of these research practices in any grade. Links to examples in the curriculum modules and additional NYSED sources are provided. Research Resources These optional models emphasize the iterative nature of student-led research, and may be used by educators across content areas throughout the research process. Odell Education Research to Deepen Understanding Units, Grades 6-12 These units are adaptable across content areas and help to develop students’ ability to research in order to gain deeper understanding of a topic or idea.

NYSED English Language Arts Curriculum materials Stripling Model of Inquiry Information Fluency Continuum (IFC) A Discussion of the Common Core State Standards Initiative. CISSL - CISSL. The Living Room Candidate. Test. Harvard Education Publishing Group - Home. 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 Publishing Group - Home

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. These two students—one in Palo Alto, the other in Roxbury—are discovering something that may seem obvious: When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections and discoveries on their own.

The origins of the QFT can be traced back 20 years to a dropout prevention program for the city of Lawrence, Mass., that was funded by the Annie E. Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum - Odell Education. Each unit focuses instruction and assessment on developing core proficiencies aligned with a limited set of targeted standards.

Developing Core Proficiencies Curriculum - Odell Education

Additionally, the activities of each unit integrate many other standards to support student learning. This two-tiered alignment design builds a variety of literacy skills in an integrated way, while developing core proficiencies through focused lesson sequences and assessment. The design also helps teachers capture precise evidence of student proficiency as they monitor student progress and integrate the series into a yearlong instructional plan. Unit activities have been built to encourage creativity and leadership development with the goal of empowering students with awareness and responsibility of their own learning.

The units are strongly focused on deep analysis of texts in ways that encourage the expression and defense of personal thinking. Developing literacy with multimedia and technology are critical to the curriculum. Common Core & Lexile. The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its employment and admission to programs and activities as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status,veterans' status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Common Core & Lexile

The designated district compliance officers will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. Common Core Item. Standards Tsunami? Looking for a Lesson Plan on Censorship? I received an email from my Assistant Superintendent a couple of years ago, asking me how to teach "censorship" at the HS level.

Looking for a Lesson Plan on Censorship?

What an invitation. I immediately said, "it has to be hand's on and real world. " What I brainstormed in a couple of minutes ended up being a huge success as a collaborative librarian-ELA-SS teachers short project. Here's the outline and you can use this to inspire a couple of real-life scenarios for your school: (A variation of this could easily be done at lower levels also.) Content: Bill of Rights, 1st Amendment, Censorship (history), Banned Books, Close reading of content. This lesson is a snap-shot of a very Common Core aligned lesson where the students are engaged - discussing, closely reading (the SS teacher should be able to find a primary source on censorship he can use within his class also), and endeavoring in "short-term" research assignments to answer questions. Common Core & Lexile. Common Core.