Summative Assessment ✓
Now it’s time to gather resources. Since I am somewhat of a hoarder when it comes to accumulating vast amounts of potentially useful materials, this can be a daunting task.
I have included a sampling of useful sites for me.
- Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
- The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them by Jim Burke
- The Common Core Guidebook, Grades 6-8: Informational Text Lessons, Guided Practice, Suggested Book Lists, and Reproducible Organizers by Roz Liner
Common Core Specific Web Resources:
Many of these are collaborative resources offered by teachers who are experiencing the transfer to Common Core. And while I use these resources regularly nothing replaces live collaboration. I am looking forward to NCTE 13 in Boston this week. Many of the leading experts in the field of teaching literacy will be there and I will be taking notes!