The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” is a page on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog. As more states move to Common Core standards, there is the need for non-fiction articles for students to analyze. These sites give you the same article on various reading levels.
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 is an article from the TeachThought blog. The key themes are patience, scale, and perspective.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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 combine interactive maps, media, and narrative. This collection contains all GeoStories from National Geographic Education.
Open 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 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 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 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 is a site where students 5th grade and above can learn about math in various career paths. It includes lesson plans and videos.
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 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 in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom ties in the technology embedded in the Common Core Standards.
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 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.
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 has tips on fully implementing all the Common Core Resources on the NY Times Learning Network site.