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Mark Your Calendar for the 24th African American Read-In
Join thousands in schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, communities, and professional organizations to celebrate throughout February.
Response: Best Ways to Prepare Our Students for CCSS
in Language Arts
Larry Ferlazzo notes, "I have been no fan of the Common Core standards (see 'The Best Articles Sharing Concerns about Common Core Standards'). However, one of the key lessons I learned in my 19-year community organizing career was that, though we should always recognize the tension inherent in 'the world as we'd like it to be' and 'the world as it is,' living in the former seldom leads to success in the latter. The Common Core is the reality for most of us, and I've begun collecting the most useful resources for implementing them." NCTE members Christopher Lehman and Amy Benjamin respond. Classroom Q & A, Education Week Teacher, January 20, 2013
. . . More on CCSS Literacy Activities
"Writing Across the K12 Curriculum": District Administration, January 2013
"When Poetry Meets the Common Core": Education Week Teacher, January 14, 2013 (free registration required)
"NCLE: Text Complexity and the Common Core State Standards": Literacy in Learning Exchange
NCTE Resources for Supporting Students in a Time of Common Core Standards and 360 Degrees of Text: Using Poetry to Teach Close Reading and Powerful Writing
Teacher Leadership and Digital Writing
NCTE member Troy Hicks writes about teaching digitally -- the technologies and resources that help us work together and with our students. Digital Writing, Digital Teaching blog, January 20, 2012
Don't Forget Digital Learning Day on February 6!
. . . More on Teaching Digitally
"Digital Immigrants Unite!": Bill Ferriter writes "It's OUR job to help kids to realize how to leverage technology for something more than keeping themselves entertained." The Tempered Radical blog, Teacher Leaders Network, January 18, 2013
"What Does 2013 Hold for Technology in Schools?": SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, January 18, 2013
"12 Questions for the 21st Century": SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, January 17, 2013
NCTE 21st Century Curriculum and Assessment Framework
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