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Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars
In my previous post, I shared how I use freely available video in my reading and literacy methods course to help my preservice teachers (PTs) understand close reading instruction at a level that could not be attained through reading and discussion alone. Below is my curated collection of videos for general Common Core info, as well as videos to teach the close reading, text complexity and informational texts standards. General Information About the Common Core 1. Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy This 15-minute video gives a general overview of the CCSS and explains why the U.S. has moved to the Common Core. 2. This is a set of cartoon drawings that explain the different organizations and institutions involved in developing the CCSS. 3. This eight-minute video provides an opportunity for teacher educators to hear from the two individuals who are most responsible for the CCSS -- David Coleman and Sue Pimentel. Close Reading 4. In this three-minute video, Dr. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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Close Reading Packs Why Use Close Reading Packs Self-directed individual work, team-oriented small-group work, and teacher-facilitated, whole-class discussion helps students analyze and evaluate literary and informational text, with the goal of determining the best answer to a text-dependent Key Question. How to Use Close Reading Packs Each pack contains Teaching Tips that address important Common Core skills, such as comprehension, author's craft, and critical thinking. Creating Cross-Curricular Text Sets for the Middle Grades by Amanda Wall A text set is a group of texts that share a common theme. Text sets are frequently found in elementary school classrooms, and they can also be a great resource in the middle grades, across the content areas.

Writing Our Way Into Inquiry and Presearch As we continue our efforts to think about writing literacies as a focal point of our inquiry work in a high school library, my colleague Jennifer Lund and I continue to see the power of an old school technology: pen and paper. We’ve targeted the presearch phase of research projects as a sweet spot for using writing literacies as a medium for critical thinking and making visible student ideas, questions, and patterns of understanding. In their "Pathways to Knowledge" model of information literacy, Pappas and Tepe define presearch as the stage that “…enables searchers to connect their information need and prior knowledge. They may participate in a brainstorming activity to create a web or a list of questions on what they know about their subject or what they want to know” (Harada and Tepe).

A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core - Part 3 - Close Reading - Dave Stuart Jr. Update from Dave: Welcome to one of the most popular posts on the blog. This post is kind of old and doesn’t reflect my latest thinking, so let me point you toward some more recent things I’ve written in case you’re curious: And now for your regularly scheduled programming So there’s been lots of talk about close reading this year, even though it’s far from new. And the hype makes sense; close reading is pretty much the heart of R.CCR.1, the very first of the reading anchor standards in the Common Core.

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges for Students - Education Week Published Online: May 6, 2014 Published in Print: May 7, 2014, as Screen Reading Poses Learning Challenges Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital devices now flooding into classrooms, an emerging body of research suggests. In response, some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials. They're also trying to figure out how best to help students transfer tried-and-true print reading strategies into new digital learning environments.

How to Title Every Book You Ever Write You’ve decided on a life of letters. You’ve got that manuscript you workshopped getting your MFA, an agent, and a publisher. Congratulations! Common Core: Close Reading Reading about Close Reading • Notice & Note by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst. $27.31. Featuring six complete lessons, this book also covers everything you need to know about text complexity, rigor, and text-dependent questions. • Falling in Love With Close Reading by Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts. $22.50. Is it possible to fall in love with close reading?

Express 9.13 - Teaching Students to Read like Historians Teaching Students to Read like Historians Deni Basaraba, Gina Biancarosa, Sarah Carlson, and Lina Shanley Research indicates a significant gap between what it means to read like a historian and the way students typically read historical texts (Shanahan, 2012). Unless explicitly taught to do otherwise, students will perceive history as a series of isolated facts, engage in reading history texts as a fact-finding mission, and read and believe that all forms of printed information describing a particular event have the same degree of fidelity (De la Paz, Morales, & Winston, 2007). Students that go down this narrow path of understanding may harbor misconceptions that interfere with future comprehension.

What we’ve gotten wrong about this Robert Frost classic JUDY WOODRUFF: Now another addition to our NewsHour Bookshelf. We look at a new take on a long-admired American poem. Arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown has that. JEFFREY BROWN: “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood” — the first lines of one of the best-known poems by one of the nation’s best-loved poets, Robert Frost. It’s called “The Road Not Taken.”