Tag Archives: Core Shift Blast

Reading Volume and the Common Core

The Core Shift Blast addresses two important issues including a “Volume of Reading” and the “8 Elements of the Literacy Block.” Readers will get a preview of research University of Nevada, Reno professor Dr. Diane Barone is doing as well … 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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Core Shift Blast 9: English Learners and the Common Core

A new Core Shift Blast is available and the focus is on strategies to allow English Learners access to the Common Core. This includes a Position Statement from the ELL Department on the role of close reading and its value … Continue reading

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The Last Core Shift Blast of 2012

The final Core Shift Blast of 2012 has been shared. This week the focus is on work currently in place to support the move to the CCSS as well as a list of future offerings. If you are not a … Continue reading

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Text Complexity and Emergent and Early Readers

Are you curious about increasing rigor and text complexity for emergent and early readers? Core Shift Blast 6 offers some help in this area and includes field notes from Sun Valley kindergarten teacher Laurie Johns. Click here to read the … Continue reading

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Engaging Students with Complex Text

Torrey Palmer shared Core Shift Blast number 5 today and you can download it here. The focus this week is on engaging students with complex text.  Practitioners, who have been using “Text Talk Time” in their classroom, may find the … Continue reading

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Core Shift Blast September 25, 2012

The Core Shift Blast was sent today and it includes an excellent overview of the Basal Alignment Project and the Core Task Project. Corrin Cathcart, a fifth grade teacher at Brown Elementary, describes her experience with the BAP rewrites and … Continue reading

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