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Appendix B.indd - Appendix_B.pdf

Appendix B.indd - Appendix_B.pdf

Is Reading in Kindergarten the Means for Ensuring College and Career Readiness? » TextProject Posted by Freddy Hiebert on 3 August 2011 Elfrieda H. Hiebert TextProject & University of California, Santa Cruz “K–12 reading texts have actually trended downward in difficulty in the last half century” (Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Appendix, A, page 2). Are We Really Still Assigning Book Reports? 20 Ways to Encourage Students to Interact with Texts Traditional book reports should be a thing of the past. I mean, do you really want to read 30-125 recaps of the same book? (YAWN!) Well, guess what, your students don't want to write them either. They are boring and tedious. And most importantly, they really don't measure the comprehension of a text or confirm that they have even read the text assigned.

Steal These Tools / Close Reading Exemplars Loading [MathJax]/extensions/MathMenu.js Jump to a Section Close Reading Model Lessons Sign up to receive updates from us. Featured Lessons History Lecturer : On the stretching of brighter history pupils The education twitter-sphere has been all a-buzz today with stuff about helping (or failing) bright pupils. I am not at all qualified to contribute directly to the debate; I can only recount my own experiences, and anecdotal evidence is not very valuable in such a case. Because of my work as an examiner I meet history teachers from scores of other schools every summer, and I do not think my approaches were in any way unusual. Yes, I taught at an independent school, so it was selective in terms of ability to pay fees. It was not very selective in terms of ability; plenty of our pupils did well to get C passes at GCSE with a couple of Bs thrown in. However, I think I do have some credentials when it comes to helping bright history pupils make good use of their time in school.

Edmodo, Common Sense Launch Social Learning Digital Literacy Curriculum Digital Citizenship | News Edmodo, Common Sense Launch Social Learning Digital Literacy Curriculum By Tim Sohn09/19/12 A partnership created by Common Sense Media and social learning platform Edmodo is providing teachers with student activities designed to foster responsible use of social media and other technologies. Through the collaboration, Edmodo users have free access to "Digital Literacy and Citizenship in a Connected Culture" curriculum for K-12.

Finding Fabulous Financial Literacy Vocabulary With Fancy Nancy 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 Common Core Video Series Education Commissioner John King, David Coleman and Kate Gerson explain every key aspect of Common Core standards in depth. By viewing this 15-part series, New York educators and administrators will learn step-by-step how to implement the Common Core for ELA/Literacy and Math in their schools and classrooms. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the rationale behind the Common Core and what it will mean for students across our state. Produced in partnership with NYS PBS stations WCNY/Syracuse and WNET/New York City, the series illuminates the Common Core through conversations between Commissioner King, a former high school social studies teacher and middle school principal; Coleman, a contributing author of the Common Core State Standards; and Gerson, a Senior Fellow with the USNY Regents Research Fund and a former high school English teacher and principal. Viewing the Videos

Books That Tweak (Not Twerk!) Great Classics Originally posted on Kirkus Writers are always borrowing from one another, across centuries and continents. It’s the writers who aren’t just borrowing but building on what previous writers have created who we’re interested in. Ronald Frame’s novel "Havisham," for example, puts the jilted malefactor from "Great Expectations" on center stage, imagining the life of a woman Charles Dickens left a mystery.

What Do the Common Core State Standards Mean for History Teaching and Learning? John Lee, S.G. Grant, and Kathy Swan Social Studies Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction Collaborative (SSACI) Read Excerpt The Common Core is only a first step. With the solid statement validating history and social studies literacies that the Common Core offers, our efforts now should be to establish a larger framework for social studies that compels and supports democratic life. BOOKMATCH: Scaffolding Independent Book Selection 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

Novels to Know: Middle School Edition As part of our preparation for Common Core standards our district asked the librarians to put together a list of noteworthy novels that would help meet the higher standards for text complexity and reading level. My two middle grade partners, Monique German and Kristen Hearne, and I will be putting together the list for our level. Priority number one for me was to become as much of an expert on Common Core as I can so I have been spending time learning the details of our new standards. If you haven't read the details on how texts are evaluated I highly suggest reading Appendix A of the standards document. There are three considerations when evaluating text: quantitative, qualitative, reader and task. Quantitative can be measured with Lexile or a similar tool.