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Re-Thinking Assessment in a Technology Rich Common Core Classroom

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Nov 5, 2013 8:24:30 AM

 

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Topics: assessment, Common Core, standards, technology

Teaching the Arch Method to Help Students Analyze Informational Texts

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Jul 23, 2013 3:21:13 AM

As we continue to grow in our common core competencies and take on new informational texts, we need tools to help students read closely and analyze texts that may be outside of their fiction plot structure comfort zone (and ours!).  At a conference many years ago, I picked up a valuable strategy called the arch method, which I believe can do just that.  I learned it from Valerie Stevenson who is a high school English teacher from San Diego, accomplished conference speaker, and incredible fount of knowledge.  Originally, I used it as a way to help AP students answer prose analysis prompts, but with the common core emphasis on informational texts at all levels, I want to show you how it is an appropriate and valuable tool for all of our classes.

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Topics: Common Core, informational texts, Literary Analysis/Reading Strategies, Literature, reading, standards, teaching reading, Writing, writing tips

Using Textual Evidence to Support Inferences Within a Non-Fiction Text

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Mar 18, 2012 9:51:15 AM

This article will begin to break down the Informational Texts Standards into practical and accessible “chunks,” giving tips on approaching the standard using Informational Texts.  To see a breakdown of the Informational Text standards, see part one of this series.

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Topics: Common Core, inference, informational text, Literary Analysis/Reading Strategies, Literature, non-fiction, prediction, standards, textual evidence, Writing

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