Category Archives: Text-Dependent Questions

Close Reading Exemplar “Whatif”

Linked here is a draft of a close reading exemplar of Shel Silverstein’s poem “Whatif.” This is likely a 3rd grade exemplar although we are hoping that readers of this blog will pilot the exemplar and let us know where … Continue reading

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Core Shift Blast 10: TDQs

Text-dependent questions are the focus of Core Shift Blast 10. Explicit connections are made with this instructional shift and the Basal Alignment Project and the coming assessments. Linnea Wolters and Stephanie Barragan share their experiences using the Guide to Writing … Continue reading

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Implementing CCSS in the Secondary Grades

Angela Orr, Washoe’s Teaching American History Project Director, shared the following for those interested in bringing the CCSS into the secondary grades. (Important tools are linked at the bottom of the post.) In an effort to scale the work of … Continue reading

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Educators Train on Updated CTP

Washoe educators participated in a slightly modified version of the Core Task Project. The handouts and materials have been updated including a new video link as well as a new exemplar. You can download all of the content used during … Continue reading

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Washoe Trains on the Primary Core Task Project

Kindergarten Coordinator Kacey Edgington moved K-2 teachers through a primary version of the Core Task Project. You can access all of the content from the presentation by clicking on the links below. Primary Core Task Project PowerPoint 6=3 Shift Display … Continue reading

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What is your District Doing to Get Teachers Ready?

In a series of videos posted on Vimeo and titled, “Finding Common Ground: What is your District Doing to Get Teachers Ready?” the National Education Writers Association and the Latino Children Project invited California district superintendents to describe key features … Continue reading

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Washoe Teachers Pilot CTP-ESL

On Monday, the ESL & World Language Department partnered with the Curriculum & Instruction Department on the Core Task Project-ESL. The hope of this endeavor is to identity appropriate scaffolds for ELs, when employing the close reading strategy, and use … Continue reading

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