Monthly Archives: August 2012

Presentation Materials from Libens & Etienne August 20th

Below are the resources David Liben, Meredith Liben and Rachelle Etienne of Student Achievement Partners (SAP) used as part of their presentation with Washoe educators on August 20th.  The work session centered on delving deeper into the “instructional shifts” with … Continue reading

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A Clever Look at Shift 4—Text-Dependent Questions

Implementation Specialist Elena Kelley put together the following video describing shift 4—text-dependent questions. Clever work that deserves the 95 seconds it will take to watch.

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Tennessee Pilots the “instructional shifts”

For those who have been integrating the “instructional shifts” in their classroom, looking over how Tennessee is piloting the move to the CCSS might prove interesting. Click here to view Tennessee’s learning modules that are based on the ELA shifts.

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EdWeek Reports on Basal Alignment Project

Catherine Gewertz, of EdWeek, reports on the Basal Alignment Project (here). If you are trying to access these resources, click here.

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Inservice Course Materials from August 14th and 15th

Below are the material used in the Inservice Course: Aligning Literacy Instruction to the Core. The class is an overview of what has to “shift” in order to meet the new CCSS outcomes. This is an introductory course that will … Continue reading

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David Liben and Vocabulary Research

David Liben, from Student Achievement Partners, will be in Reno on August 20th and 21st working with Washoe educators around Common Core implementation. As we countdown to his arrival, the following article (here), on the CCSS vocabulary research base, may … Continue reading

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Resources from the Collaborating for Success Conference

Linked below are the materials shared at the Collaborating for Success Conference in San Francisco Bay on August 14th and 15th, 2012. Presentation Materials Engaging Teachers in the Shifts PowerPoint Packet Materials Additional Resources Day 1 PowerPoint for the CTP 1.0

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K-5 Text Genre Map

Denise Alterio, Judy Carr and Lynn Miler, working for the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, has created the following genre map (here). The map describes the elements of Shift 1—a balance of informational and literary text.

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Martinez’s Administrators Retreat Presentation

During his presentation at the Administrators Retreat this week, new Washoe County Superintendent Pedro Martinez makes mention of the Common Core at minute 35:50 (here).  The CCSS reference fits within a larger context in which Martinez asks how we can … Continue reading

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Vertical Progression of Standards

Maine has created K-12 vertical progression documents for each of the ELA strands. The stands and the accompanying documents are linked below. Reading K-12 Vertical Progression Informational Text / Literature Writing K-12 Vertical Progression Speaking & Listening K-12 Vertical Progression … Continue reading

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