Saturday, December 3, 2011


More Common Core State Standard Resources

1. You might have heard that Michigan now calls the CCSS the CCRS  (College and Career Readiness Standards). So, if if you see CCRS, know that it is the same as CCSS.   

2. A podcast with Georgia Heard, who discusses the

 surprising connections between nonfiction, poetry, and the

 Common Core:
3. Persuasive writing is a key focus in the Common Core,

 and Heather Wolpert-Gawron has suggestions for

 minilessons to home in on persuasion skills:

4. From the Choice Literacy archives, Franki Sibberson has

 suggestions for previewing nonfiction with students:

5. Angela Stockman shares some professional

 development ideas to help colleagues "unwrap" the 

differences between content and skills in the Common Core:


Preventing Brain Freeze- K-5

Reading, math and writing skills can freeze up, ThinkStretch is

offering Brain Freeze Packets for all ten days of Winter 

Break.  Each grade-specific packet contains:
  • snowman reading log
  • math facts for quick review
  • winter writing activity
  • and bonus activities for winter science and art fun!

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