Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Role of Nonfiction and the CCSS

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush moderates a conversation on the Common Core State Standards at the Excellence in Education National Summit. The panelists include: David Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board; Bob Corcoran, President and Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Award Winning Nonfiction Books

The National Council of Teachers of English through the Committee on the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children shares an annual award for nonfiction writing. For those looking for quality informational text in the elementary grades, this is … Continue reading

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Insights about the CCSS

In the December/January issue of Educational Leadership, educational experts share their opinions about the Common Core (graphic). Among the insights: The Common Core movement is not a reversal of NCLB, but the next step on a journey toward close, critical … Continue reading

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Implementing the CCSS

Achieve has released an Action Brief on how secondary school principal can effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. The brief is a “starting point” and emphasizes the instructional shifts (image) and describes strategies for integrating the shifts into site culture.

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Anchor Standard Summaries

The Tulare County Office of Education created CCSS Anchor Standards Summaries that conveniently fit on one page. Anchor Standard Summary K-5 Anchor Standard Summary 6-12 Anchor Standard Summary 6-12 Literacy

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The impact of CCSS on Instruction

Carol Jago, former president of the National Council of Teachers of English and current AP Literature content advisor for the College Board, shares insights into the Common Core and the impact they will have on instruction. Key points are addressed … Continue reading

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The Last Core Shift Blast of 2012

The final Core Shift Blast of 2012 has been shared. This week the focus is on work currently in place to support the move to the CCSS as well as a list of future offerings. If you are not a … Continue reading

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