Tag Archives: text-dependent questions

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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Washoe Starts the 6th Grade Basal Alignment Project

Under the stewardship of staff from Curriculum & Instruction and the Striving Readers Grant, Washoe County has started a 6th grade version of the Basal Alignment Project. The process is just beginning with a completion date of December 2012 having … Continue reading

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Materials used in Shift 1 Presentation September 12, 2012

A number of Washoe educators gathered to explore Shift 1—the importance of building general content knowledge.  The discussions focused on a presentation by Robert Pondiscio, Vice President of Core Knowledge (Part I & Part II), and a review of a … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to the Common Core

Tom Vander Ark, vice president of product development at Curriculum Associates, has created a “quick guide” to the Common Core. It serves as a succinct overview of what we need to do as we implement the CCSS.

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Liben Presentation to WCSD Educators Now Available

David Liben, Meredith Liben, and Rachelle Etienne, of Student Achievement Partners, were in Reno on August 20th sharing strategies to effectively implement the Common Core. They focused on text complexity, text-dependent questions, syntax, academic vocabulary, writing to sources and the … Continue reading

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The Core Shift Blast is Back!

The Core Shift Blast is back! Authored by K-6 ELA Program Coordinator Torrey Palmer, the blast provides insights into the Common Core so educators have an acute sense of what it takes to align instruction to the CCSS. The first … Continue reading

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Sierra Vista & Westergard Train on the Basal Alignment Project

Sierra Vista and Westergard trained on the Basal Alignment Project today. Listed below are the resources used for the training as well as other materials referenced during the 90-minute session. Training Materials BAP Training PowerPoint Tomas and the Library Lady Questions Pictorial … Continue reading

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