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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Here are some great resources for developing meta-cognition in conjunction with the common core! Check it out!

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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper >>
In Teaching Students to Dig Deeper: The Common Core in Action Ben Johnson identifies the skills and qualities that students need, based on the Common Core State Standards, to be really ready for college and careers.
This infographic focuses on one of these skills, problem-solving, and identifies five strategies that can be used in the classroom to help students bolster their creativity and develop their problem-solving abilities:
  1. Brainstorming With a Twist
  2. Word Association
  3. Inkblot (Rorschach) Test
  4. Solute vs. Solution
  5. Gallery Walk
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Lauren Davis has been Senior Editor at Eye On Education since May 2011. She is the author of the popular new series Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans,and  also writes a bi-monthly column called "Comments on the Common Core."
In this podcast, Lauren sets the record straight on how much fiction is still allowed under the Common Core State Standards, how it can be taught along with nonfiction, and provides suggestions for selecting and incorporating engaging nonfiction texts.

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