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?
Thanks for following my blog! I’m interested in what you’re writing about since I’m an educational consultant. My blog is about traveling, however . . . my other passion! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
Rusha, It’s great that we can have multiple passions. My favorite city is San Antonio. It’s always been a great place for our family visits!
Pleased to be mentioned on your blog, Fran! We’re glad you appreciate our work with the Common Core and we look forward to learning from you as well!
The conversations around the Common Core have been priceless. In continuing to improve education, we must embrace the hard work that is necessary for change! I enjoy your daily posts!
Welcome to the world of blogging. Your blog will be on my MUST READ list! You have been a wealth of resources for me personally. I’m glad you are now sharing them with the world!
I’ve often wondered how I could ever write a blog that would be interesting to others. I’m about to find out! Thanks so much for your encouragement!
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