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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience
What is new and different in the Common Core? 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. And sadly, she might have been the only one, besides the student writers, that ever read them! Let's take a look at the Common Core Anchor Standard in Writing that highlights audience. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4: Produces clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. When asked, many kids, and even adults, might tell you the main difference between "school" writing and real-life writing is that the latter has an audience and the other does not. Keeping It Real Back to anchor writing standard 4. So let's consider then some ways to engage students in real-life writing, starting in second grade: Related:  5 au quotidien et Méthode CAFÉcommon core

Les 5 au quotidien J'ai commencé à réfléchir comment la composante "étude de mots" pourrait prendre vie dans ma classe. J'aimerais que cet atelier plaise autant aux filles qu'aux garçons alors je tenterai de faire des choix judicieux. En parcourant Internet à la recherche d'idées fabuleuses, j'ai repris l'idée que j'ai trouvé sur le blog Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations qui proposait de mettre à la disposition des élèves un faux clavier d'ordinateur ainsi qu'un faux clavier Ipod sur lesquels les élèves "appuient" les touches en les coloriant pour épeler le mot à l'étude. Je trouvais cette idée vraiment sympathique et moderne. Puisque je souhaite élaborer quelques outils qui stimuleraient l'intérêt des garçons à propos de l'étude de mots, je me suis dit qu'une belle manière de les rejoindre serait d'utiliser le sport. 1- lance et compte (hockey)2- lancer-fraper (baseball)3- tirs au but (soccer)4- touché! Enfin, j'ai pensé créer un jeu de serpents et échelles pour l'étude mots.

d_mulder: @alicekeeler An ecard I made... 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

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. 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. 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. Identifying the Best Words to Teach Find out which words are "your" words. Teach the words in the order they are presented in the CCSS. Vocabulary Exercises Supported by Educational and Memory Research Introduce a word and determine a definition or description with your students. How do you identify and teach vocabulary? Notes 1Payne, R. (2009).

5 au quotidien C'est grâce aux cyber collègues que j'ai découvert pour la rentrée "les 5 au quotidien" et "la méthode CAFE " "Les 5 au quotidien" est un modèle de gestion de la classe de littératie développé par Gail Boushey et Joan Moser*. Ce modèle est centré sur l’élève et est fondé sur des recherches en lien avec la motivation. Je vous propose donc d'aller voir les sites ci-dessous qui m'ont permis de comprendre. Merci à leurs auteurs pour le partage! Les vidéos (très bien faites et claires) sur le site de Zazou L'explication des outils et mise en place sur le site de Zazou Chez Ermeline La méthode CAFE sur le site de "l'univers de ma classe" L'atelier DECLIC (remplace CAFE) chez Mallory Mes outils: Le test des 5 doigts: Inspiré du site d'Alet et de celui de Zazou, voici ma version de l'affiche! Le roulement des ateliers: Exemple de disposition du panneau où chaque équipe est affectée à un atelier (bleu : noms des élèves / vert : affiches des ateliers). Les images des ateliers: Les livres audio:

MrsStraitsClass: #worksheetsdontwork #edchat... The State of the Common Core Millions of teachers and thousands of districts in 45 states are currently undergoing a sea change in the way that they teach and assess students. The new Common Core Standards for learning have been phased into states and districts since 2010, and the digitized Common Core Assessments are scheduled to deploy in states that have adopted them as early as the 2014-2015 school year. Map of State Adoption of Common Core Assessments (Oct. 2013) Note: Utah withdrew from Smarter Balanced, but will use the test until further notice. Credit: Edutopia Comparing Methods Six consortia, funded by the U.S. Total testing time for Smarter Balanced is 55 hours over several multi-day testing sessions in grades 3-8 and grade 11. Source: Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS (2013)1, and ACT, Inc. (2013). The Road Ahead for Assessment The Educational Testing Service has analyzed scenarios in which a multitude of tests claim to measure the Common Core standards. The New York Case Study Notes

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. 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.

Le jogging d'écriture (IA Goutte d'or) Comment mettre en place une activité très régulière où les élèves sont incités à passer à l’écrit, tout comme en EPS, l’on fait un jogging pour s’échauffer ? Voici le dispositif que Clémence Mesnard a mise place comme "activité rituelle" dans sa classe de CE1-CM2 : le jogging d’écriture. Cette proposition pourrait avoir de nombreuses variantes : fréquence, thèmes, supports, modalités de l’échange oral, etc. Les CE1 n’osent pas écrire s’ils ne connaissent pas l’orthographe d’un mot. Ils n’utilisent pas leurs connaissances phonologiques pour proposer une écriture phonétiquement correcte de mots inconnus. Les CM2 n’utilisent pas l’écrit comme support de la pensée. Des difficultés pour exprimer ce que l’on ressent, pour partir dans l’imaginaire, pour parler de soi. Désacraliser l’acte d’écrire. Savoir utiliser l’écrit comme moyen d’exprimer sa pensée, ses émotions, sa colère… Former le groupe classe en ayant des activités communes. Être capable de s’exprimer par l’écriture (CE1).

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