One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core | Posted on May 5, 2014

One-Page Nonfiction Reading/Thinking Passages Aligned with Core Priorities

One-Page Nonfiction Readings by Grade Level

Developed by the Center for Urban Education

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.

You may want to use a reading from an earlier or later grade level

because the formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

32 Habits That Make Thinkers

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Thinking Skills, Uncategorized | Posted on May 5, 2014

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32 Habits That Make Thinkers is an article from the TeachThought blog.  The key themes are patience, scale, and perspective.

CPalms Common Core Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Collections of Links by Subject Area, Common Core | Posted on April 29, 2014

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CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida’s official source for standards information and course descriptions.

Core Standards.Org

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core | Posted on March 13, 2014

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The Core Standards.Org web site has recently received a redo and has some terrific resources for the classroom teacher including a section on explaining the CCSS to parents.

Padlet

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Blended Learning, Common Core, Desktop Publishing | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Padlet is a free web tool that allows you to create a wall on any topic.  Ideas include:
teaching,       wishing friends,       noticeboards,       bookmarking,       discussions,       brainstorming,       notetaking,       quizzes,       planning events,       making lists,       watching videos,       collecting feedback

This would be a great classroom tool for summative assessment.

Bad Maths

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on March 13, 2014

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Bad Maths is a web site on Flikr that shows photographs of math mistakes from around the world.  Could be a great bellringer or activating strategy for a Common Core math task.

10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Common Core | Posted on January 8, 2014

 

10+1 Steps to Meaningful Student Blogging is a great article on the Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension blog about the benefits as well as “how tos” of student blogging.

Get the Math

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Algebra, Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on January 8, 2014

get the mathGet the Math

Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers.

Secret Millionaires Club

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources, Odds and Ends, Personal Finance | Posted on January 8, 2014

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Secret Millionaires Club

The Secret Millionaires Club is an animated series that features Warren Buffett as a mentor to a group of entrepreneurial kids whose adventures lead them to encounter financial and business problems to solve. The program teaches the basic of good financial decision making and some of the basic lessons of starting a business. The animated series has 26 online short webisodes and TV specials featured on the HUB cable network. The animated series is created by A Squared Entertainment.  – See more at: http://www.smckids.com/about.php#sthash.dRL7Cghr.dpuf

GeoStories

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Current Events/News, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies Resources | Posted on January 8, 2014

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GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative. This collection contains all GeoStories from National Geographic Education.

Open Ed – World’s Largest Educational Resource Catalog

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Collections of Links by Subject Area, Common Core | Posted on December 3, 2013

open edOpen Ed – World’s Largest Educational Resource Catalog claims to have more than one quarter million videos and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards.  You can create a free account to store your playlists and favorites.

TN LEAD Conference Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Collections of Links by Subject Area, Common Core, Conferences | Posted on December 3, 2013

TN LEAD Conference Resources has all the conference presentations and handouts organized on a wiki page.  Lots of great information on how TN is leading the way in raising student achievement.

Power Up What Works

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Lesson Planning, Professional Development, Teaching Strategies, Technology Planning | Posted on December 3, 2013

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Power Up What Works is a web site from the US Dept. of Education to help teachers with various professional development needs including Common Core Standards implementation and technology integration.

Read Ups

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blended Learning, Common Core, Online Projects, Reading/Language Arts, Student Response Systems | Posted on December 3, 2013

read upRead Ups is a site where teachers can set up a chat room to discuss any form of student reading from literature to informational text.

A ReadUp is a social reading experience. Think of it as meeting up inside a book.

ReadUps uses a web-based reading system for tablets and laptops. Create a ReadUp event and invite friends to read with you for a limited amount of time, sharing comments on paragraphs. It’s free. Distributed. Ephemeral. Give people the URL to your ReadUp and you’re good to go! When allotted time runs out, the ReadUp disappears. #simple #social #disruptive

Scholastic Math at Work

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on December 3, 2013

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Scholastic Math at Work is a site where students 5th grade and above can learn about math in various career paths.  It includes lesson plans and videos.

News ELA

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Current Events/News, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies Resources | Posted on October 11, 2013

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Newsela builds close reading and critical thinking skills.    Give your students a new way to climb the staircase of nonfiction reading comprehension, from fourth grade to college-ready.  Articles are accompanied by Common Core-aligned quizzes to  provide quick and powerful feedback.  You’ll always know whether your students are on track and where they’re falling short.  We know teachers’ time is precious. Newsela makes it easy to assign articles, review student quizzes and track Common Core mastery.

Questioning Techniques

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Assessment, Common Core, Feedback, Lesson Planning, Questioning | Posted on September 24, 2013

 

Questioning Techniques is just one page on the Cybraryman site chock full of resources to help teachers ask insightful, leading, advancing, higher order questions – so relevant to Common Core.

Constitute Project

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Reading/Language Arts, Social Studies Resources, Writing | Posted on September 24, 2013

constituteConstitute Project is a searchable data base of the constitutions of most of the countries in the world.  What a great place for non-fiction text complex pieces to enhance Common Core instruction in Social Studies and Language Arts classes.

Common Core Middle Grades Math Resources

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources, Middle School | Posted on September 24, 2013

 

Common Core Middle Grades Math Resources – Livebinder

Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources, Middle School | Posted on September 24, 2013

Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom ties in the technology embedded in the Common Core Standards.

Teaching Channel Answers Common Core Questions

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Videos | Posted on September 16, 2013

The Teaching Channel offers help with Common Core questions all during the month of September.  Watch their video to see how to get assistance.

3 Acts Math Tasks – Livebinder

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on September 13, 2013

3 Acts Math Tasks Livebinder by Dan Meyer is a super Common Core Math resource.  It includes math tasks for various grade levels and dozens of links to other helpful math sites.

Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Algebra, Common Core, Math Resources | Posted on September 11, 2013

 

Math in the Middle School Classroom is an Edutopia article with ideas for integrating Common Core into math instruction.

14 Ways to Use the Learning Network this School Year

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Current Events/News, English Language Learners, Reading/Language Arts, Technology, Writing | Posted on September 11, 2013

14 Ways to Use the Learning Network this School Year has tips on fully implementing all the Common Core Resources on the NY Times Learning Network site.

Blogging with Elementary Students – How to Get Started

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Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Blogs, Common Core, Desktop Publishing, Reading/Language Arts, Technology, Writing | Posted on September 10, 2013

 

Blogging with Elementary Students – How to Get Started is a great “how-to” article on the Teacher’s Life for Me blog.  Michael Soskil tells you step-by-step how to have students select a topic, do research, cite works, and publish.  All these activities align perfectly with Common Core standards for ELA.