Saturday, May 28, 2011

Common Core Standards Initiative

Common Core Standards Initiative: Crosswalks and Resources

Remember When We Had The Highest Education Standards? Neither Do I!

Remember when we had dreams of a free quality public education. We have the educationa­l system just the way many politician­s, publishers, and administra­tors want and like. TOP DOWN! After years of teaching factory canned literacy programs that most kids hate, that leaves them no desire to read. "Reading is boring" "Books have no value" many kids see reading as a big waste of time, never a path to a future "Happily Ever After" To help my students learn to read and dream we spend the first 20-25 days of schools reading great children's literature­. We explore powerful stories that inspire, motivate, and awaken the sleeping dreams. We live the stories and dream the dreams. What inspires today's kids to dream? Today's media driven consumerism kills dreams! Canned literacy programs inspire boredom! When the dream, dreams, the dreamer, inspiratio­n is assured. Happy ever afters, are made with a life of hard-work and dreams. Will the Common Core Standards Free Us?

Common Core Standards White Papers

Common Core's Standards Still Don't Make the Grade?

Common Core Standards concerns

Common Core State Standards - Additional Resources

Common Core State Standards Resources 

Common Core Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy
NY Common Core English Language Standards  

Links to Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary Resources
Identifying Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary 
Choosing Words To Teach
Effective Vocabulary Instruction
Oral Language Development Activities

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