Monthly Archives: October 2013

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Reposting Grant Wiggins

Grant Wiggins raises many valid points in his latest blog post.  I encourage you to take the time to read what he says: http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/is-significant-school-reform-needed-or-not-an-open-letter-to-diane-ravitch-and-like-minded-educators/ PS–The comments are also fascinating. Cheers, ST   Advertisements

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APPROACHES TO THE COMMON CORE: How to Teach RIT Standard #1 in Elementary School

Recently I met with some elementary teachers—in this case, 3rd-grade teachers—who discovered that their students could not meet Reading Information Text (RIT) Standard #1: “Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as … Continue reading

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Revisiting RPM Objectives*: Make Sure the Purpose Is Relevant

[Following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014).] One day I observed a social studies teacher who tried to sell students on the value of studying geographical regions with the pitch: … Continue reading

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