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A Closer Look at Text Complexity and Using Rich Nonfiction

The Melton Elementary staff reviewed evidence describing why all students should be working with complex texts and rich nonfiction. This included looking at the MetaMetrics study on Lexiles and Dr. Tim Shanahan’s review of the ACT study, “Reading Between the … 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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Increasing Students’ Engagement with Complex Texts

If you have been looking for informational texts for elementary students, the following free resource might help. FYI for Kids is a collection of magazine articles to increases “students’ engagement and proficiency with complex text.” The digital collection features a menu … Continue reading

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The Role of Nonfiction and the CCSS

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush moderates a conversation on the Common Core State Standards at the Excellence in Education National Summit. The panelists include: David Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board; Bob Corcoran, President and Chairman of the … Continue reading

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