Tag Archives: text-dependent questions

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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Implementing CCSS in the Secondary Grades

Angela Orr, Washoe’s Teaching American History Project Director, shared the following for those interested in bringing the CCSS into the secondary grades. (Important tools are linked at the bottom of the post.) In an effort to scale the work of … Continue reading

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Close Reading Exemplar Updated

The close reading exemplar, The President’s Message, used during the November 29th training has been updated and retitled. Thank you to the teachers who shared feedback and suggestions for editing. You can find the new version here. Given the content … Continue reading

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What is your District Doing to Get Teachers Ready?

In a series of videos posted on Vimeo and titled, “Finding Common Ground: What is your District Doing to Get Teachers Ready?” the National Education Writers Association and the Latino Children Project invited California district superintendents to describe key features … Continue reading

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Jessie Beck and Bud Beasley Train on the BAP

Today, Jessie Beck and Bud Beasley Elementary trained on the Basal Alignment Project. Listed below are the resources used for the training as well as other materials referenced during the session. Training Materials BAP Training PowerPoint updated Pictorial Guide to accessing … Continue reading

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