Common Core Must Reads

When you consider CCR.RI.1 how do you decide what evidence is most relevant, accurate, and informative?  Does it need to parallel or mirror your own existing thoughts so you can cheer, “Good job!” when you get to the end?

Or does the evidence get you to stop and think?  Perhaps reread?  Talk to a friend?  Write a blog? Does it ever make you wonder what you really “know?”

There are many wonderful blogs on a variety of topics.  The two blogs that have increased my level of understanding of the Common Core English Language Arts Anchor Standards with files of evidence of learning are:

(drum roll, please . . .)

1. Burkins and Yaris Think Tank for 21st Century Literacy

http://www.burkinsandyaris.com/

or in Twitterdom @burkinsandyaris

Go to the second button “Our Favorites” and pull down the menu to see such choices as:

  • Article Archive
  • Assessments
  • Close Reading
  • Common Core Resources
  • Common Core Work in the States

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Climbing the Staircase of Complexity (Parts 1 and 2) might be a blog post of special interest to you!  Wander around a bit to see what’s available!

2. Teaching the Core

http://www.teachingthecore.com/

or in Twitterdom @davestuartjr

Dave Stuart Jr. will help your brain cells grow when you read his blogs about all 32 English Language Arts CCR Anchor Standards.  The header for his blog is posted below.  Time spent with all of the CCSS posts will be an incredibly good use of your time.  As you read them, please do think about your own applications of the CCR Standards ESPECIALLY if you are a high school ELA teacher.  If you work in an elementary or middle school, think about how you truly do help create that staircase of learning so students can meet the end goal – College and / or Career Ready!

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What did you learn from reading these blogs?  Please “Leave a Reply” below!

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7 responses

  1. Fran, thanks so much for such a generous shout-out, and thanks again for the work you are doing here at Resource – Full! Blogs like this make the Internet better because they increase the odds that teachers will be able to find what they’re looking for when they head to Google for help!

    Thanks again, Fran, for your kindness!

  2. Dave,
    I spent years “reading” tons of blogs. I love being able to help folks find resources even though I know that we don’t always “like” exactly the same things. I am sending HS ELA teachers to your blogs when they have questions about the CCR ELA Anchor Standards. Many of your readers and “respondents” have already discussed “grading” and those hard “Is this good enough?” questions that they are trying to discuss! We really need to move on to the “What’s the best way to increase my knowledge and skills?” questions at this stage in the game! (IMHO)

    (PS – In my grad classes, I tell them NOT to use google as the main search engine!)

  3. […] When you consider CCR.RI.1 how do you decide what evidence is most relevant, accurate, and informative? Does it need to parallel or mirror your own existing thoughts so you can cheer, “Good …  […]

  4. […] There are many wonderful blogs on a variety of topics. The two blogs that have increased my level of understanding of the Common Core English Language Arts Anchor Standards with files of evidence of learning are listed here.  […]

  5. […] There are many wonderful blogs on a variety of topics. The two blogs that have increased my level of understanding of the Common Core English Language Arts Anchor Standards with files of evidence of learning are listed here.  […]

  6. […] There are many wonderful blogs on a variety of topics. The two blogs that have increased my level of understanding of the Common Core English Language Arts Anchor Standards with files of evidence of learning are listed here.  […]

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