Tag Archives: Exemplars

Our New Site: www.63000resources.com

A popular request from teachers and admin is to organize all of the literacy resources that are included in Core Task Project, professional development trainings and blog postings. We’ve done this and they can be found at www.63000resources.com. Educators will find … Continue reading

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The New achievethecore.org

 The nonprofit Student Achievement Partners has re-launched its website http://www.achievethecore.org.  The website is a smorgasbord of vetted and aligned Common Core resources for educators. As noted on the new landing page, “This website is full of free content designed to help … Continue reading

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More Social Studies Close Reading Examples Added

Our Social Studies Coordinators have added an additional 6th Grade Close Reading Folder to Edmodo. Presently, it includes Close Readings on Hammurabi’s Code, Spartan Families, and the Iliad. Teachers will be adding close readings to this folder throughout the school … Continue reading

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Washoe Educators Finish Day 2 of the CTP-ESL Pilot

K-12 ESL teachers finished Day 2 of the CTP-ESL pilot. Their hard work is allowing Curriculum and Instruction to integrate WIDA into Core Task Project trainings. Further, they are identifying appropriate scaffolds to allow all learners to engage in the … Continue reading

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Inservice Course Materials from August 14th and 15th

Below are the material used in the Inservice Course: Aligning Literacy Instruction to the Core. The class is an overview of what has to “shift” in order to meet the new CCSS outcomes. This is an introductory course that will … Continue reading

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Six = Three: The Shifts Described Two Ways

When the Office of Academics shared the instructional shifts last October with K-8 principals, we used several items made available through EngageNY. EngageNY produced videos around the shifts that included interviews with lead ELA author David Coleman;  close reading exemplars; and … Continue reading

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