Category Archives: Core Shifts Blast

Text Complexity and Emergent and Early Readers

Are you curious about increasing rigor and text complexity for emergent and early readers? Core Shift Blast 6 offers some help in this area and includes field notes from Sun Valley kindergarten teacher Laurie Johns. Click here to read the … Continue reading

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Core Shift Blast 4: Close Reading

The Core Shift Blast for October 10th was shared today. You can access it here. You can review previous blasts by clicking here. The focus this week is on the Close Reading Strategy and includes insights into using this instructional … Continue reading

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Core Shift Blast September 25, 2012

The Core Shift Blast was sent today and it includes an excellent overview of the Basal Alignment Project and the Core Task Project. Corrin Cathcart, a fifth grade teacher at Brown Elementary, describes her experience with the BAP rewrites and … Continue reading

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Core Shift Blast: Shifting with the BAP

The Core Shift Blast was emailed this morning. ¬†You can subscribe to it by emailing Torrey Palmer at TFPalmer@washoeschools.net. You can retrieve previous blasts by clicking here. This week the primary focus is on the Basal Alignment Project (BAP). A … Continue reading

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The Core Shift Blast is Back!

The Core Shift Blast is back! Authored by K-6 ELA Program Coordinator Torrey Palmer, the blast provides insights into the Common Core so educators have an acute sense of what it takes to align instruction to the CCSS. The first … Continue reading

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