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Common Core State Standards for ELA. Resources such as videos of teachers teaching, and language arts lesson plans.

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Lesson Objective: Participate in a structured literature circle share out. Ccss Ela, Literature Circles, Lesson Plans, Language, Teaching, How To Plan, Literacy Circles, Lesson Planning, Languages

Video - Five Roles in Literature Circles

Lesson Objective: Participate in a structured literature circle share out.

Watch a real grade classroom learn how to effectively analyze texts. 5th Grade Teachers, 5th Grade Classroom, Ccss Ela, Lewis And Clark, 5th Grades, Writing Activities, Small Groups, Lesson Plans, Texts

Video - Analyzing Texts: Complete Lesson

Watch a real 5th grade classroom learn how to effectively analyze texts.

This chat was held on October 2014 hosted by Teaching Channel and Sarah Brown Wessling. Our topic was "Making Sense of the Core. Ccss Ela, Ourselves Topic, Teaching Channel, Lesson Plans, Core, Language, Teacher, How To Plan, Twitter

[Archive] #TchLIVE Chat: Making Sense of the Core

Check out this #TchLIVE Twitter chat on the Common Core!

Strategies and tools for making better lessons aligned to the Common Core. Teaching Channel and Achieve team up to help teachers with the Common Core. Math Teacher, Math Classroom, Teacher Resources, Teaching Ideas, Math Lesson Plans, Math Lessons, Ccss Ela, Teaching Portfolio, Teaching Channel

Video Playlist: Strengthening Lessons for the Common Core

Strengthening lessons for the Common Core

Using Paideia seminars to facilitate discussions on complex texts--- start with a piece of interesting art to get the students comfortable with the technique and the idea of simply having a discussion--Guernica High School Literature, Ap Literature, Art Lessons Elementary, School Lessons, Teaching English, English Class, Teaching Art, Teaching Ideas, Ap Language And Composition

Paideia Seminars: How to Build Student Collaboration Skills

Using Paideia seminars to facilitate discussions on complex texts

Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom. Teaching Reading, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas, Reading School, Learning, Guided Reading, Teaching Art, Common Core Ela, Common Core Standards

Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts

Six Videos to Help Teach Text Complexity

TOPIC - Text Analysis: Questions and Symbols from The Teaching Channel-videos that showcase inspiring teaching practices in America's public schools. Common Core Ela, Common Core Standards, Science Symbols, Text Dependent Questions, Teaching Channel, 5th Grade Reading, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teaching Reading, Teaching Art

Text Analysis: Questions & Symbols

12th graders in Maia Goodman's ELA class analyze Song of Solomon through class discussion and an exploration of symbolism. Students begin by writing questions about the text. After getting into small groups, students discuss their questions and decide which questions they would like to bring to the larger group. Maia poses the student-generated questions to the class. In the second part of the lesson, students explore symbolism in the text. Students determine the colors, seasons, and objects…

In depth lesson covering Shakespeare. By writing and performing soliloquies, high school students gain a better understanding of some difficult to understand readings. Correlates to the Common Core for ELA. Class Tools, Ccss Ela, English Class, Lesson Plans, School Ideas, Classroom, Tech, Teaching, Writing

Soliloquy to Love

High school ELA teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has students work together to compose soliloquies from the perspective of a character in Twelfth Night. On the first day, students collaboratively work together to write a soliloquy to the fictional character of love. Students write their soliloquies together using Google Docs and need to figure out where to place their soliloquies in the act. On the second day, students perform and revise their soliloquies. Audience members fill out online…

Teaching Channel This website has a bunch of videos for teachers. It covers a lot of topics like lesson plans, teaching practices, common core, and more! Descriptive Writing Activities, Narrative Writing, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Tools, Teacher Stuff, Sensory Language, Language Arts, 8th Grade Ela, Eighth Grade

Exploring Imagery Through Beowulf

Eighth grade ELA teacher Katie Novak teaches her students about the importance of using descriptive details and sensory language. Katie begins by describing food using ineffective descriptions. As the real food is revealed, students realize why the descriptive details Katie used were ineffective. Then students try using effective descriptive details to describe objects to each other. Finally, students summarize Beowulf using descriptive details and sensory language so that classmates can…

Check out this classroom video on Teaching Channel. Sharing Common Core Language with Students. (Plus, I love what she says about her job and how students view her! Iowa Core, Common Core English, Teaching Channel, Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Art, Effective Teaching, Teacher Lesson Plans

Sharing Common Core Language with Students

Eighth grade ELA teacher Katie Novak uses the Common Core State Standards to communicate her expectations to students. Katie gives each student a copy of the CCSS and refers back to them as she teaches. Katie explicitly uses the language of the Common Core with her students, sharing the importance of teaching students the "how", "what," and "why" of her expectations.

The Socratic Seminar is a terrific model to incorporate into your classroom. Learn how you can use it, and what it takes to make it work. When done right, the Socratic Seminar elevates student engagement and learning. Pre Reading Strategies, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Instructional Strategies, Teacher Lesson Plans, Teacher Resources, Philosophy For Children, Classroom Routines

Socratic Seminars: Patience & Practice

Ninth graders in Paige Price's ELA class participate in a Socratic Seminar to discuss the role of poetic language. Paige sets up the Socratic Seminar with an inner and an outer circle. Students partner up so that one student participates in the inner circle discussion while the other partner observes from the outer circle. In the middle of the seminar, the class takes a coaching break. During the break the inner circle partner receives feedback and encouragement from the outer circle…

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Teen Driving - Check out this video about evidence in the ELA CCSS on Teaching Channel. Driving Age, Citing Evidence, Core I, Teaching Channel, Fact And Opinion, Common Core Ela, Student Engagement, New Job, Writing Assessment

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Teen Driving

Students in Sean Paris' 8th grade English class use textual evidence to debate the pros and cons of teen driving. Sean begins with a discussion about the age of responsibility. Students then read about teen driving, practice distinguishing fact from opinion, and identify useful textual evidence. Students get into small groups to participate in directed note taking. Finally, students debate teen driving while pulling in textual evidence to support their opinions.

Teaching argumentative and persuasive speeches begins with brainstorming and writing. Manley gets her middle school class started down the path towards a persuasive speech. Covers Common Core Standards for ELA. Claim Evidence Reasoning, Ccss Ela, Reading Workshop, Common Core Standards, 5th Grades, Lesson Plans, Middle School, Language, Student

Examining Elements of Persuasive Speeches

Eighth grade English teacher Julie Manley teaches her class how to construct persuasive speeches. She begins by having students brainstorm and quick write about what they already know about argumentative writing, answering the question "What makes an effective persuasive text?" Julie works with her class to identify the elements of effective persuasive texts. While working in groups, students look at a model text through the lens of one argumentative element. Julie facilitates a discussion…

VIDEO: Teaching students to use textual evidence is a key component of the Common Core. Learn how to teach students to cite textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions and draw evidence from literary text in preparation for writing. Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Writing, Teaching Strategies, Student Teaching, Teaching Ideas, Essay Writing, Teaching English, Argumentative Writing, Instructional Strategies

Getting Ready to Write: Citing Textual Evidence

In preparation for writing a magazine article about child labor, students identify and discuss textual evidence. Dawn gives her students three questions to answer as they read an article about child labor. Students selectively highlight to answer the questions as they read. Small groups participate in an All Write Consensus Round Robin to discuss their answers. Finally, students cite textual evidence as they write about child labor.

"Vocabulary Paint Chips" for teaching conceptual vocabulary words Channel lesson video.& has an excellent vocab competition idea near the end Vocabulary Strategies, Vocabulary Instruction, Academic Vocabulary, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Building, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Strategies, Vocabulary Words, Teaching Reading

Vocabulary Paint Chips

High School ELA teacher Sarah Brown Wessling uses paint chips to teach her students about related words. Sarah writes related words and synonyms on the different parts of the paint chips. Students read the paint chips and practice pronouncing the vocabulary words. Sarah creates a competition between two of her classes to see which class can use the vocabulary words the most.