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Common Core- What is it Really???

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I posted the 3 previous posts to give a view of what kind of thinking targeted for 4th graders by Common Core standards measured by SmarterBalanced and PARCC assessment questions. These questions show, I believe, the type of thinking essential to personal success and to cultural and economic growth. For more examples at more grade […]

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The Rubric for Grading the 4th Grade Question Posted

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The Basis for the Common Core 4th Grade Question Posted

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What a Common Core 4th Grade (Smarter Balanced) Test Question Looks Like

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Will the new Common Core Standards Subjugate Literature to Information Texts?

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   Teachers are worried as many districts respond to Common Core Standards reducing focus on poetry and novels. But the Common Core specifies literary work and includes poetry and fiction in its standards objectives and exemplar lists. Fiction is falling off the Scope and Sequence due to a lack of time to accommodate given non-fiction works, comprehension […]

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