Monthly Archives: April 2013

Close Reading—Six Months Later (Core Shifts Blast 13)

Core Shifts Blast 13 focuses on close reading and what the district and the Curriculum & Instruction Department have learned over the last six months. Kim Price, a Common Core Champion and 4th grade teacher at Echo Loder Elementary, shares … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Anthology Alignment Project

Cristal Cisneros, the SIOP and Curriculum Implementation Specialist at Dilworth STEM Academy, shares her experience with the Anthology Alignment Project (AAP). The AAP is a collaborative effort, across districts, to align grade 6-10 anthologies in a manner similar to the … Continue reading

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Sharing the Common Core with Parents

The World of Inquiry School has posted a video (here) of site educators moving parents through the Common Core State Standards. They start with having parents discuss page 7 of the introduction and then review two key learning targets: 1) … Continue reading

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A “Chat” on Close Reading

LPS Elementary instructional coaches have started a series of Youtube videos around close reading and the Common Core (here). The first video was shared last week with the promise that more are to follow. In the first video, the presenters … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Accessing the Social Studies Close Readings

If you are having any trouble locating the Social Studies Close Reading Examples, you can use these directions. It is a pictorial guide (here) to accessing the material.

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Over 30 New Social Studies Close Reading Examples Available

Social studies teachers, Implementation Specialists, and personnel within Curriculum & Instruction have spent the last year creating, editing, vetting, and reediting close reading examples that match the expectations of the Common Core. You can access them on Edmodo using this … Continue reading

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Evidence Guides for CCSS Implementation

At the April 19th Administrative and Supervisory Meeting, district leaders explored the CCSS Guides for Planning and Practice. Developed by Student Achievement Partners, the guides aim “to provide concrete examples of what the Common Core State Standards for English Language … Continue reading

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