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Unlocking the Common Core. What’s It All About? : The Intent of the Common Core State Standards for Math Bill McCallum, Ph.D. Dr. McCallum, a lead author of the Common Core Math Standards and head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona, discusses the development of the standards. A few of the highlights: Focus and coherence, the two major principles of the standardsDomains versus strands, for a more unified experience over timeKey fluencies, the benchmarks of expected student speed and accuracyThe importance of fractions in the pathway from arithmetic to algebraThe relative unimportance of reducing fractions to lowest termsResources for further information What Good is Growth: Optimal Ways to Use Student Growth Models Kimberly O’Malley, Ph.D. Dr. Tips and Strategies for Implementing ELA CCSS in Classroom Reading Instruction Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D. Dr. Unpacking the Middle Grade Standards 6-8 Eric Milou, Ph.D. Dr. Assessing the Common Core State Standards: Next Generation Assessments and Accountability.

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Common core. Content area literacy. Assessment. Welcome to Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. Children's Literature. Small Demons — Welcome to the Storyverse. Writing workshop. Reading workshop. Theory. Visual literacy. Literacy videos. Critical Literacy. New literacies. Reading Online. Literacy. Choice Literacy - Resources for K-12 Literacy Coaches and Teachers. Write Today Ruth Ayres I believe in being a teacher who writes. Today. And the next day and the one after that. I know there are reasons why this will never work. I've heard most of them, have claimed some of them, and understand, logistically, there just aren't enough minutes in the day. But what if we could become teachers who write? The Big Fresh from Choice Literacy March 31, 2012 Principled Habits In our classrooms, we manage attendance, but the morning community opener may be a principled habit.

Helping Young Readers Become Independent Katie DiCesare Having quick conversations have been key to helping Evan build confidence, assess his reading needs, and help keep him accountable as a reader. We Are All Writers: A Podcast with Louise Borden Louise Borden is the author of many acclaimed books for children, including The Journey That Saved Curious George, Sea Clocks, and her latest, His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg. From "I Don't Get It" to "Never Mind -- That's Amazing! " Katie Doherty. Voice of Literacy.

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