Thursday, November 20, 2014

Teaching Common Core Reading and Writing (and Thanksgiving!)

This article from Edutopia, "Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators," includes links to several websites with free lesson plans, reading passages, and more.

Reading and Writing
For example, Achieve the Core has a "Try This in Your Classroom" section with lessons and student writing samples. includes reading passages for K-12 as well as science passages and research-based question sets, also for K-12. (Free registration required)

Have you seen the Common Core resources from Reading Rockets? Don't miss the interesting embedded video that discusses the teaching of writing under Common Core Standards.

Text-Dependent Analysis
Achieve the Core also has a section on Text-Dependent Analysis, with tips for creating text-dependent questions.

Reading Rockets includes a three-part series on evidence-based responses, called "Grounded in Evidence." Part one discusses fictionPart two, informational text; and Part three, constructed responses based on evidence.

Free Technology for Teachers shared that BoomWriter is offering a free Thanksgiving writing lesson for Grades 3-8.

ReadWorks is offering a set of K-12 nonfiction passages about Thanksgiving.

And here's your Friday Food Flash . . . Thanksgiving Recipes for the Whole Day!

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