Exploring Common Core State Standards with Study of Ancient Egypt
- The Book Matters! Choosing Complex Narrative Texts to Support Literary Discussion. Hoffman, Jessica L.; Teale, William H.; Junko Yokota // YC: Young Children;Sep2015, Vol. 70 Issue 4, p8
The article focuses on reading aloud as a way of promoting development of early literacy skills. Topics discussed include an increased attention given to reading aloud in early childhood classrooms in the U.S. due to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), some examples of high-quality narrative...
- Kentucky: The First Domino? HARTNETT, JUDY FAUST // Scholastic Administrator;Winter2013, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p10
The article discusses the state of Kentucky which was the first U.S. state to adopt the Common Core standards and become a part of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a 23-state consortium working on a Core-aligned assessment system in the school year...
- President's Perspective. // California English;Sep2014, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p4
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of increasing her knowledge and understanding of the ELA Common Core Standards on the Instructional Shifts in Reading.
- Don't Keep the Good Stuff Secret. Scherer, Marge // Educational Leadership;Nov2013, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p7
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the November 2013 issue on topics including the U.S. Common Core State Standards, reading expectations for college students, and the focus on nonfiction literature in primary school.
- With Black History Resources. GREEN, JULIE // Booklist;2/1/2013, Vol. 109 Issue 11, p57
Lesson plans for Common Core State Standard elementary classes are presented, based on books such as "Blackjack: The Ballad of Jack Johnson" by Charles R. Smith and "Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter" by Dianne Ochiltree.
- 'Cold' Reading, Common Core Limit Students' Literacy Gains. Stotsky, Sandra // Education Week;5/22/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 32, p26
A letter to the editor is presented that discusses the influence of activist David Coleman on the U.S. Common Core State Standards guidelines in light of requirements for reading historical texts.
- New Angles on Differentiating Reading Instruction: Five Best Practices That Deserve a New Chapter in the Common Core Era. Robb, Laura // New England Reading Association Journal;2013, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p13
The author focuses on differentiation in reading and uses it as an example of how to stay true to best practices. One of the five best practices is using anchor texts to teach reading. The author also assesses some basic elements of differentiated instruction. A series of anchor text lessons...
- Using the Common Core Standards to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: Challenges and Opportunities. Halladay, Juliet L.; Moses, Lindsey // New England Reading Association Journal;2013, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p33
The article discusses some specific challenges and opportunities related to implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with diverse learners. It is said that the determination of whether students struggle is not always based on comparable evaluation data. The CCSS's focus on text...
- Class Readings Aim Too Low, Says Study. GEWERTZ, CATHERINE // Education Week;10/30/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p5
The article discusses a survey from the research group Thomas B. Fordham Institute on teachers' assignment of reading materials based on skill level rather than grade level, and mentions U.S. Common Core State Standards for reading and reading comprehension.
- Is Skimming a Literacy Skill In the Common-Core Standards? HEITIN, LIANA // Education Week;2/5/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 20, p10
The article discusses how literacy consultant Sarah Tantillo has suggested that skimming and scanning literature is an important skill and should be considered a requirement for U.S. Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and close literacy analysis.