Tag Archives: Pearson

Session 4 Materials for DC CTP

The fourth session of the DC Core Task Project focused on strategies to allow all students to engage in the work of the lesson—the focus of Core Action 3 within the Instructional Practice Guides. Educators engaged in professional learning taken from … 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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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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Classroom Discussions around Text

In the video linked here, Dr. David Pearson describes the value of strong classroom discussions around text. He posits that there are three elements of strong classroom discourse which include 1) Selecting texts worth discussing 2) Planning discussion questions and … Continue reading

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Insights about the CCSS

In the December/January issue of Educational Leadership, educational experts share their opinions about the Common Core (graphic). Among the insights: The Common Core movement is not a reversal of NCLB, but the next step on a journey toward close, critical … Continue reading

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