I really do love to write. But lately I have been busy with google sites(5), moodle courses(3) and wikis(5). I thought that I was already writing a LOT because my computer seems to be busy a lot. However, as I was finishing my Christmas shopping today (no haters, please!), I realized that those were all “work-related writings” and that I wanted something more. So here I am.
This week I had the pleasure of working with some awesome high school English Language Arts teachers. They were like sponges and really pushed me to think about ways to support them, in spite of or despite, our current focus on primary literacy.
So what resources to begin sharing? Common core resources are at a premium and here are three that have helped me increase my own understanding of the standards and all the implications for curriculum, instruction, and assessment!.
Delaware has questions aligned to both the Reading Literature and Reading Informational Text. You can find grade 8, grade 9 or grade 10. Why link these resources? I believe that teachers can use them for conversations around these snapshots of grade level expectations and as they think about logical progressions for instruction.
A second resource is The Common Core Daily. Check out this daily publication for links to books, videos and other resources that might be of interest.
And my third and final resource for this post is Burking & Yaris’ Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy. The authors, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris, write daily and have many posts that will help deepen your understanding of the Common Core Standards as well as additional resources to explore!
Were these resources ones that you already subscribed to? What other web resources would you share with high school English/Language Arts teachers?