Tag Archives: Close Reading

Core Task implementation Project Session 4, Grades 3-5

The 4th session of CTiP for Grades 3rd through 5th focused on syntax and a look at the Language Standards. The session was like the other January sessions but with a closer look at assessment items similar to those students will see on … 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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Session 2 Materials from Literacy Unit Project

Teachers in grade 3rd through 5th gathered for the second session of the Literacy Unit Project. The aim of this endeavor is to have two to four units, matched to Enduring Understandings that stretch across all three grades, by the … 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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Instructional Move 3: You, Y’all, We

This is more food for thought than anything else. We have all become familiar with the approach “I, We, You.” That is, the teacher introduces a new concept and demonstrates how to do it—the I. Next, children work together on … Continue reading

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Instructional Move 4: Close Reading

Three years ago, as I started my first work around close reading, Google searches revealed almost nothing. There were a couple of videos and some books but none of these were created specifically for a K-12 audience. Now, of course, there is … Continue reading

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Lemov’s 4 Imperatives of the Common Core

The New Schools Venture Fund hosted a conference on Common Core and included a session titled, Teaching Literacy in the New World of CCSS (video linked here).  At minute 4:11 Doug Lemov, managing director of Uncommon Schools and author of … Continue reading

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