Tag Archives: text-dependent questions

Session 3 Materials from DC CTP

Educators in Washington, D.C. gathered for the third session of the DC Core Task Project. Session three focused on text complexity, text-dependent questions, and crafting questions to the Malcolm Xs speech, Message to the Grass Roots You can access all of the … Continue reading

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Gaining Access to the Read Aloud Project for K-2

Educators, from throughout the country, are gathered in Las Vegas to train on the Read Aloud Project (RAP). RAP is an effort to create Common Core-aligned lessons for K-2 picture, informational, and chapter books. Lessons include text-dependent questions, Language exploration, … Continue reading

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Administrative & Supervisory Meeting, September 13th

Close reading, Growth Mindset, and Core Actions 1 and 3, from the Instructional Practice Guides (IPG), were the focus on the most recent A&S meeting. Elementary principals applied the IPG with video of Washoe 3rd grade teacher Chris Hayes filmed … Continue reading

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Teaching Annotation

Annotation seems to be a popular subject judging from the email I received asking for direction with this instructional approach. The following might help. In an article that appeared in The Reading Teacher, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey describe a … Continue reading

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Anthology Alignment Project Update

If you haven’t signed up for the Anthology Alignment Project, and you work in grades 6th through 10th, it is worth a look. As the project leaders note, the AAP is a free “library of revised lessons for common Anthologies (6th-10th grades), each … Continue reading

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New “Link” for Washoe’s 6th Grade BAP

In order to access the Washoe’s 6th grade Basal Alignment Project resources on Edmodo, you will have to use this link. If you are already a member, you should have no trouble accessing the resources. The link is for new … Continue reading

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PreK-2 Draft of “No, David!” Exemplar

Personnel in the Office of Academics have been working on a PreK-2 close reading exemplar for David Shannon’s picture book “No, David!” Linked here is a draft of the exemplar and we need your help in getting it to a … 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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Session 4 of Leading the Core

District administrators gathered for the fourth session of Leading the Core. The focus of this session was on teacher observations, close reading look fors, text-dependent questions and tools to build site capacity. All of the resources are posted in the … Continue reading

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Lemmon Valley Trains on the CCSS

Lemmon Valley reviewed the district’s Three Year K-6 ELA plan for accessing the Core and building district capacity. Participants engaged in a close reading of the Shel Silverstein poem, “Whatifs” followed by using a text complexity rubric and a guide … Continue reading

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