Tag Archives: Cathy Schmidt

Back to the Classroom to Teach 4th Grade

For the last four years, I have been introducing myself as a Teacher On Special Assignment working for Washoe’s Curriculum & Instruction Department. That changes in a few weeks when the new academic year begins and I officially become one … Continue reading

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New Close Reading Exemplar: We are the Ship

Cathy Schmidt, Elementary Training Coordinator with Striving Readers, has written the following close reading exemplar for an excerpt from Kadir Nelson’s book, “We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball.” We currently have the exemplar tagged to the … Continue reading

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Staying Current

There are a number of articles, recently posted at “Thinking Common Core” that may interest readers of this blog. There are pieces describing multiple perspectives on close reading; the value of emphasizing academic vocabulary; an inside view on the new … Continue reading

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Thinking Common Core Scoop.it! Page

If you haven’t found the Scoop.it! page “Thinking Common Core,” you may want to take a few minutes to visit. Recent links include video on improving discourse in the classroom, updates on the 2014-2015 CCSS assessments, and strategies for successfully … Continue reading

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PreK-2 Draft of “No, David!” Exemplar

Personnel in the Office of Academics have been working on a PreK-2 close reading exemplar for David Shannon’s picture book “No, David!” Linked here is a draft of the exemplar and we need your help in getting it to a … Continue reading

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Scoop.it! for CCSS Implementation

If you are trying to stay current on CCSS implementation, from an instructional coach perspective, the following Scoop.it! site will prove helpful. Curator Catherine Schmidt is updating the site daily with content to smooth the transition to CCSS and keep … Continue reading

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