Tag Archives: CCSS

Session 3 Materials from DC CTP

Educators in Washington, D.C. gathered for the third session of the DC Core Task Project. Session three focused on text complexity, text-dependent questions, and crafting questions to the Malcolm Xs speech, Message to the Grass Roots You can access all of the … Continue reading

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Dr. P. David Pearson: Implementing the CCSS: Comprehension, Close Reading, and the Common Core

Although Pearson acknowledges he’s had reservations about the implementation of the CCSS, he takes the time to outline specifically what he likes about the standards. You can see the list in the image below and by viewing the video presentation … Continue reading

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November 4th Presentation Materials–with Pondiscio Video Links

As part of the November 4th Professional Learning Day, K-3 educators from 18 different sites gathered for a Core Knowledge Rendezvous. The day focused on a taped presentation by Robert Pondiscio (part 1 here and part 2 here) followed by … Continue reading

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Presentation Materials from Bay Area CCSS Summit

As part of the Third Annual San Francisco Bay Area Common Core State Standards Summit, convened by the Contra Costa County Office of Education, educators worked through research and materials match to the CCSS and vetted through Washoe’s Core Task … Continue reading

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62 6th through 10th Grade ELA Lessons Uploaded to 63000resources.com

As part of the Anthology Alignment Project, educators created sixty-two lessons matched to the Holt Elements of Literature—works based on some great writings. For those of you unfamiliar with the AAP, hundreds of teachers worked collaboratively to develop these materials, … Continue reading

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Presentation Materials: Elementary SEL/Student Voice and Academic Integration Training

Kate Crist helped bridge Common Core State Standards and Social Emotional Learning Standards in a presentation at the Elementary SEL/Student Voice and Academic Integration Training. Kate used the instructional move, Keep It or Junk it with an article by Vicki … Continue reading

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Core Task Project Instructional Moves Sourcebook

Over the course of the last three years, as teachers asked for assistance with the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, three questions consistently came up: What is the research that governs why we are being asked to shift … Continue reading

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Evidence and Argument

Dr. Michael Kamil, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University and contributing author to the ELA Common Core State Standards, explains what students need to know about evidence. He notes that research about argumentation and citing evidence indicates that schools are not … Continue reading

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Nevada Education Advocates Summit

Educators and community members from throughout the state gathered for the first Nevada Education Advocates Summit. The event was a teacher-led effort to outline the features the Nevada Academic Content Standards. The day was highlighted by a keynote address by … Continue reading

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Literacy Unit Project Begins

Third through 5th grade teachers, from throughout Washoe County, gathered to begin work on developing Literacy Units for their respective grades. Session 1 focused on building a strong understanding on the research governing the Common Core Reading Standards and models … Continue reading

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