Monthly Archives: October 2014

CCSS Reading Standards: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Group 3: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Literature Standard 7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. Standard 8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in … Continue reading

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CCSS: Reading Informational Texts

Academic words such as gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report are critical to reading informational texts.  It is no longer enough for students to read an informational text and just be excited by what they’ve read.  They  also need to … Continue reading

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CCSS Reading Standards: Craft and Structure

The Importance of Craft and Structure in Reading Texts Standards four through six fall into the next category of the CCRA. Standard four:  Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative and figurative … Continue reading

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Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Social Issues in the Common-Core Era This event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET. Sponsored by: The Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts, as well as other college-and-career-ready standards, place strong emphases … Continue reading

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Skill: Story Recall

JUNIE B., FIRST GRADER: BOSS OF LUNCH By Barbara Park Skill: story recall This spunky first grader’s new lunchbox sparks a debate about “bought” and “brought” lunches. Then something very wonderful happens—Junie B. gets to be a cafeteria helper, complete … Continue reading

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Literature Skill: Characaterization

ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS By Scott O’Dell Skill: characterization Karana and her family live on a small island off the southwestern coast of California. When trouble breaks out between Aleut otter hunters from the far north and the men … Continue reading

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