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While working with teachers on how to prepare students for the PARCC Literary Analysis Writing Task (see my previous blog here), we realized that students were struggling with Common Core Reading Anchor Standard #2: “Determine central ideas or themes of … Continue reading →

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading →

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading →

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ignorance , illiteracy , illiterateness ;

culture , edification , enlightenment ;

You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking. Here's something to think about, fast forward to fall: We know students do plenty of listening in our classes, but what about the other three communication skills they should be engaging in and practicing daily?

Let's define literacy. It was once known simply as the ability to read and write. Today it's about being able to make sense of and engage in advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Someone who has reached advanced literacy in a new language, for example, is able to engage in these four skills with their new language in any setting -- academically or casually.

I have to start this post by saying I do not focus on the typical alphabet activities, worksheets or many of the other mainstream ‘academic’ based activities many parents use with their children.  I don’t believe worksheets/flashcards/etc  to be in … Continue reading →

As mentioned in a previous post, my daughter is very interested in learning which letters are used to make up a word, and she is working on learning to recognize all the letters of the alphabet. I created this quick … Continue reading →

 Reading to my daughter has always been a huge part of our routine.  Every night before bed she picks 3 stories that we will read together.  Lately I have noticed she will interrupt (which I do not mind!) the story and say “Mommy, whats that word?” or “Mommy whats that letter?”  as she points to words or letters in the storybook.

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While working with teachers on how to prepare students for the PARCC Literary Analysis Writing Task (see my previous blog here), we realized that students were struggling with Common Core Reading Anchor Standard #2: “Determine central ideas or themes of … Continue reading →

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading →

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading →

education , erudition , knowledge , learnedness , learning , scholarship ;

ignorance , illiteracy , illiterateness ;

culture , edification , enlightenment ;

You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking. Here's something to think about, fast forward to fall: We know students do plenty of listening in our classes, but what about the other three communication skills they should be engaging in and practicing daily?

Let's define literacy. It was once known simply as the ability to read and write. Today it's about being able to make sense of and engage in advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Someone who has reached advanced literacy in a new language, for example, is able to engage in these four skills with their new language in any setting -- academically or casually.

I have to start this post by saying I do not focus on the typical alphabet activities, worksheets or many of the other mainstream ‘academic’ based activities many parents use with their children.  I don’t believe worksheets/flashcards/etc  to be in … Continue reading →

As mentioned in a previous post, my daughter is very interested in learning which letters are used to make up a word, and she is working on learning to recognize all the letters of the alphabet. I created this quick … Continue reading →

 Reading to my daughter has always been a huge part of our routine.  Every night before bed she picks 3 stories that we will read together.  Lately I have noticed she will interrupt (which I do not mind!) the story and say “Mommy, whats that word?” or “Mommy whats that letter?”  as she points to words or letters in the storybook.

While working with teachers on how to prepare students for the PARCC Literary Analysis Writing Task (see my previous blog here), we realized that students were struggling with Common Core Reading Anchor Standard #2: “Determine central ideas or themes of … Continue reading →

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading →

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading →

While working with teachers on how to prepare students for the PARCC Literary Analysis Writing Task (see my previous blog here), we realized that students were struggling with Common Core Reading Anchor Standard #2: “Determine central ideas or themes of … Continue reading →

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading →

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading →

education , erudition , knowledge , learnedness , learning , scholarship ;

ignorance , illiteracy , illiterateness ;

culture , edification , enlightenment ;

You are busy this summer planning and reworking lessons -- adding, adjusting, and tweaking. Here's something to think about, fast forward to fall: We know students do plenty of listening in our classes, but what about the other three communication skills they should be engaging in and practicing daily?

Let's define literacy. It was once known simply as the ability to read and write. Today it's about being able to make sense of and engage in advanced reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Someone who has reached advanced literacy in a new language, for example, is able to engage in these four skills with their new language in any setting -- academically or casually.

While working with teachers on how to prepare students for the PARCC Literary Analysis Writing Task (see my previous blog here), we realized that students were struggling with Common Core Reading Anchor Standard #2: “Determine central ideas or themes of … Continue reading →

[The following post originally appeared in slightly different form on MiddleWeb, on Dec. 16, 2014:] As we all strive to help our students meet and exceed the Common Core Standards, one reality we also have to prepare them for is … Continue reading →

Fans of this blog know that the most recent version of PARCC writing rubrics emerged on July 29, 2014 and I blogged about them here.  As you may have also noticed, their verbiage is a bit clumsy/wordy.  Today I streamlined … Continue reading →

education , erudition , knowledge , learnedness , learning , scholarship ;

ignorance , illiteracy , illiterateness ;

culture , edification , enlightenment ;



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