Tag Archives: Shanahan

Shanahan on CCSS Policy (Webinar)

Text Project has posted a free webinar on the Common Core with CCSS Work Team member Dr. Timothy Shanahan (here).  Shanahan moves viewers through some familiar stuff including the genesis of CCSS and the “Big Changes to ELA.” The changes … Continue reading

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“How Can I Teach with Books that are Two Years above Student Reading Levels?”

Dr. Timothy Shanahan addresses a question many of us have been asking as we work with CC Standard 10 and the importance of allowing all students to work with grade level complex text. That is, “How can I teach with … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers about the CCSS

The former President of the International Reading Association, Dr. Timothy Shanahan, answers a series of questions about the Common Core. The topics include raising text levels for students learning English; the role of literary non-fiction; gradated texts; children reading below … Continue reading

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Day 2 of CTP 1.0: December 11, 2012

Teachers returned for Day 2 of the Core Task Project following implementation of a close reading exemplar. A big part of the process is teacher feedback and we will be collecting these reflections, teasing out themes, and incorporating these suggestions … Continue reading

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Guidance for the ELA Common Core

The International Reading Association recently released a document entitled “Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards” (here). The document was created to contend with “confusion” and “conflicting messages” governing the implementation of the CCSS. Among the recommendations: … Continue reading

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Resources from the Collaborating for Success Conference

Linked below are the materials shared at the Collaborating for Success Conference in San Francisco Bay on August 14th and 15th, 2012. Presentation Materials Engaging Teachers in the Shifts PowerPoint Packet Materials Additional Resources Day 1 PowerPoint for the CTP 1.0

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“The Challenge of Challenging Text”

Writing for Educational Leadership, Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Dr. Douglas Fisher, and Dr. Nancy Frey discuss what teachers can do to assist students with gaining access to complex text. (The entire article can be found here.) They begin with breaking apart … Continue reading

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