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
or in Twitterdom @burkinsandyaris
Go to the second button “Our Favorites” and pull down the menu to see such choices as:
- Article Archive
- Close Reading
- Common Core Resources
- Common Core Work in the States
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
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!
What did you learn from reading these blogs? Please “Leave a Reply” below!