Literacy Design Collaborative | Tasks. LDC "teaching tasks" are the meaningful reading and writing assignments that teachers “teach” and students “do” to demonstrate they have learned college and career skills. LDC teaching tasks define what students will be asked to do and know: the challenging content and CCSS-aligned literacy skills that become the heart of the LDC module. Teaching tasks are constructed from LDC “template tasks," which provide teachers with partially built tasks that are aligned to the Common Core. The LDC template tasks offer teachers great flexibility in selecting the content, texts, and student products they want to teach. There are multiple collections of LDC template tasks—some designed for secondary grades, others for elementary grades, a science-specific collection—and more are coming soon. The following is an example of how a blank template task is completed to become a teaching task: Each teaching task template also includes the following components: Standards.
Rubrics. Texts. Support Yes. C3%20Framework%2006%2004%2013%20DRAFT. Novels with Science Content | Unleashing Readers. 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents. The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments and interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text.
Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry. If you're looking to integrate social studies into your literacy block, try out one of these resources for primary source documents. 1. The National Archives is a fantastic resource. 2. Also run by the National Archives, DocsTeach is full of activities for educators. 3.
Spartacus Educational is a great resource for global history. 4. Fordham University is another good resource for global history. 5. Broken down by time period then listed in alphabetical order, the Avalon Project at Yale University also has primary sources for global history teachers. 6. Easy iPad Access. 3 Simple Tools to Support the CCSS Academic Voc... EDSITEment | The Best of the Humanities on the Web. Project Based Learning | BIE. Teaching Content Is Teaching Reading. Common Core Literacy Standards for Science and Technical Subjects, Summarized. Through a colleague on Twitter, I came across this great post from Mark Clements about how he had taken the Social Science CCSS Literacy standards, summarized them, and re-grouped them, in an attempt to make them easier to digest for teachers who may not be very familiar with Common Core.
Since I will be working with Science teachers later this month, to introduce the CCSS Literacy standards for Science and Technical Subjects, I was inspired to follow his example with the Science standards. Here's what I came up with. First, the Reading standards, summarized: Next, the Writing standards, similarly shortened: From these restatements, I was able to group the standards into four categories: And here's how I grouped the standards into those categories: As with Mark Clements' Social Science summary, I present this in the spirit of beginning discussion; I'm sure someone else will be able to summarize and organize these better than I did.
Elementary science lesson IRA. ELA Common Core Resources for Elementary Educators. How will the Common Core shift English-language arts learning in elementary school? Well, the transition to more nonfiction readings has certainly received the most attention, but that's just one subtle way. To help parents understand these shifts, we've compiled some of the best Common Core resources from around the Web. There are also plenty of useful resources for educators here too, from sample lessons and assessments, to classroom practice video series. With full implementation of the CCSS set for next fall, many nonprofits and publishers are racing to put together useful resources for parents, educators and students. Get to the Core Webinar Series: ASCD’s Get to the Core features insightful, engaging webinars on all things Common Core. See more see less. Grade 3 - ELA/Literacy. Top Ten Middle Grade Read Alouds That Will Have Kids Rolling on the Floor Laughing by Cathy Potter.
August is the month when classroom teachers are thinking about their plans for the new school year. One important decision is which books will be read aloud to students. There have been many Twitter conversations and blog posts recently about choosing just the right read aloud for the beginning of the year. Third grade teacher, Franki Sibberson, wrote about the importance of choosing just the right read aloud on her blog, A Year of Reading. Reading aloud only takes 15-20 minutes each day, yet it is a powerful act that inspires children to read, write, and think about the world around them. Students learn rich vocabulary, literary devices, and effective writing techniques. Reading aloud exposes children to books by different authors and genres they may not pick up on their own. It’s not surprising that when a teacher finishes a read aloud, the students come to the library in search of another book by that same author. 10. 9.
It’s hard to believe this book has been around since 1972. 8. Content Is King. Textmasters: Shaking Up Textbook Reading in Science Classrooms. ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More Teacher Resources by Grade Your students can save their work with Student Interactives.
More Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview From Theory to Practice Textmasters was created to bring the collaborative learning environment of literature circles to content area reading with a science or social studies textbook. Back to top Wilfong, L.G. (2009). - 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources. 0 Comments June 8, 2013 By: Michael Gorman Jun 8 Written by: 6/8/2013 3:20 PM ShareThis The STEM and PBL Series Part 5… 14 Amazing Project Sites…. A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources I hope you have enjoyed the series and if you missed any post, feel free to click above! BIE Tools – PBL Project Search – Here you will find a collection of 450 proven lesson plans to set any PBL desire into action.
West Virginia PBL Project Data Base – This is a wonderful site where teachers can search through the subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, dance, visual arts, theater, and music. Learning Reviews – This website claims to connect kids to learning on the web. Here are more than 30 websites with free PBL examples, guidance, rubrics, and templates. Others Talladega School Collection - Great collection of PBL resources, projects and ideas. - 14 Amazing Project Sites: A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series - A Goldmine of Resources.
CC and Arts Alignment from College Board. What's wrong with CA reading list. By Mark Bauerlein Mark Bauerlein is a professor in the Department of English at Emory University and the author of The Dumbest Generation : How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30.
Last month, the California Department of Education issued Recommended Literature: Pre-Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve , an updated reading list of books for teachers of English, science, and social studies to use in their classrooms. The press release states that the list will “help students meet the new Common Core State Standards,” which were adopted by the State of California on August 10, 2010. To produce the list, the Department of Education convened teachers, librarians, administrators, curriculum experts, and college professors who deliberated and crafted the final tally, which Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson declared “a vital resource for students, teachers and parents.”
Why? Common Core demands the opposite. What kids are reading including CC RL Maturity Level lots more. Readers/Writers Workshops, Centers, and Resources. Literature Learning Ladders. Literature Circles involve a small group of students exploring a piece of literature in depth. Although you'll find lots of books and articles on the Literature Circles, there are many ways to implement the strategies across grade levels and subject areas. Think of literature circles as one element of a balanced literacy program rather than "the solution. " In most cases, the application of literature circles evolves over time as students and teachers become more experienced readers. Check out the off-site resources by Katherine L.
Schlick Noe titled Overview of Literature Circles. The Approach This learner-centered approach focuses on students' responses to the literature they read. The goal of literature circles is enthusiastic, natural, informal conversation that encourages a life-long love of reading. Read Laura Candler's easy step-by-step instructions for implementing literature circles in the classroom. The Books The Choice The Discussions The Roles The Assessment Sample Units. Mrs. Cowan's Literature Circles. Literature Circle Resources. The Daily 5. Literature Circle - Listening and Sharing : Selected Class Novels. Guided Reading and Reading Games with Roy the Zebra. Readers/Writers Workshops, Centers, and Resources. Literature Circles Resource Center. Literature Circles Qualities.pdf. Literature Learning Ladders. Document Analysis Worksheets.
Document analysis is the first step in working with primary sources. Teach your students to think through primary source documents for contextual understanding and to extract information to make informed judgments. Use these worksheets — for photos, written documents, artifacts, posters, maps, cartoons, videos, and sound recordings — to teach your students the process of document analysis. Follow this progression: The first few times you ask students to work with primary sources, and whenever you have not worked with primary sources recently, model careful document analysis using the worksheets.
Point out that the steps are the same each time, for every type of primary source: Meet the document. Observe its parts. Don’t stop with document analysis though. Materials created by the National Archives and Records Administration are in the public domain. These worksheets were revised in February, 2017. McREL Blog: Balancing the Common Core: Leveled readers vs. complex text. The art of teaching requires many careful balancing acts, and implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for literacy offers an opportunity for one more. We’ve heard a lot about the CCSS’ focus on complex texts; however, this doesn’t mean texts matched to students’reading levels aren’t still important.
It takes both to build competent and fluent readers. Elementary classrooms and libraries across the country are filled with leveled readers, or books categorized into reading levels. During literacy blocks, many teachers carefully and systematically ensure that each student is assigned to a reading group or given a selection of texts for independent reading based on his or her assessed reading level. This is common practice in reading instruction and is, in fact, the centerpiece of popular curricula such as Lucy Calkins’ Reading and Writing Project . Research doesn’t offer much clarity on the effectiveness of either.
I advocate for the middle ground. Literature Circle Resources. Mrs. Cowan's Literature Circles. Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms ASCD. Characteristics of Literacy-Rich Content-Area Classrooms Vicki Urquhart and Dana Frazee What does today's classroom look like when teachers intentionally plan lessons that support adolescent literacy development? Research provides an answer: "School and classroom cultures that successfully promote the development of adolescent literacy skills are characterized by connections, interaction, and responsiveness, which lead to student engagement and reflection" (Meltzer, 2001). Though socioeconomic status, class size, and teacher credentials certainly are important, research indicates that collective efficacy—a shared belief among teachers that they can help students succeed—has the greatest impact on student achievement (Goodwin, 2010).
The following examples present glimpses of literacy-rich classroom environments in three content areas where motivation, literacy strategies, and reading across the curriculum effectively come together (Meltzer, 2001). ASCD Express, Vol. 8, No. 6. Express 8.02 - Field Notes: How to Help Struggling Students with Life Space Crisis Intervention.
Field Notes How to Help Struggling Students with Life Space Crisis Intervention Mark Anderson When I first began teaching in a self-contained special education setting, I was greatly underprepared—not just for the demanding act of teaching itself, but also, more critically, for the deep-seated social and emotional challenges I'd encounter. How do you respond to a child who screams and kicks the desk for an hour when you place a sheet of paper in front of her during a writing lesson? How do you reason with a child who becomes verbally or physically aggressive when he is not immediately called on every time he raises his hand? How do you handle a child who accuses other students of calling him names when they have said nothing?
Imagine This Scenario… On a typical day, you greet your students and one of them tells you she hates you. After morning routines, you begin a reading lesson. You take a deep breath, remind yourself of what he has been through and is going through. "Your lesson sucks. "