Monthly Archives: June 2013

Changes to Nevada Education

The Las Vegas Sun has written an article describing the changes to state law, now that the current legislative session has ended, that will impact what we do in our classrooms. This includes new graduation requirements, new class size ratios, … Continue reading

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Videos to help Transition to the CCSS

Oregon’s Salem-Keizer Public Schools has produced four very short videos to help practitioners transition to the Common Core. If you are still wrestling with any of the topics below, it likely worth the two or three minutes it will cost … Continue reading

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New Link to Social Studies Close Reading Examples

If you were having any trouble accessing the Social Studies Close Reading Examples, use the new link here. There are over 30 well-vetted close reading lessons that promote CCSS literacy outcomes while simultaneously teaching content. You can read more about … Continue reading

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Video Explanation of Reading the CCSS

The California State Board of Education has produced a video to assist educators in reading the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. The five-minute video moves viewers through the basic organization … Continue reading

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Resources to Support Fidgety Philip CAR

Moss Elementary Resource teacher Mari Riggs created a notetaker and answer sheet for the Fidgety Philip Close Reading Exemplar. These are helpful tools and a great scaffold as educators move through the exemplar to get to the culminating writing activity. … Continue reading

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