Category Archives: Informational Text

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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A Parents Guide to the Instructional Shifts

In a piece for his blog View out the windshield, Geoff Belleau outlines the “instructional shifts” and the implications for parents. He notes that there is a lot of advice for teachers but not enough for caregivers. Consequently, he takes … Continue reading

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Fiction and Non-Fiction in the Common Core Era

In a piece for the Washington Post, former National Council of Teachers of English President Carol Jago describes the role of fiction and non-fiction in the English classroom.  She note that there has been some confusion about this issue and … Continue reading

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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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