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SOAPS: A Critical Reading Strategy for All Students

Given the Common Core State Standards’ emphasis on students’ analysis of nonfiction text, it is imperative that all teachers, not just English teachers, are conversant with some basic, effective and clear strategies to help move students toward deeper analysis of their reading material.  736 more words

Video Analysis #1

The video selections were difficult to choose from since I teach math I wanted to see these strategies play out in a math classroom. So instead  I chose the video ( 1,290 more words


Knowledge vs. Wisdom: A Common Core Conundrum

Many people have expressed concern regarding David Coleman’s lack of experience in the classroom. Coleman himself has acknowledged his lack of qualifications for serving as the lead author and architect of the Common Core State Standards. 778 more words

Video Analysis #1: Close Reading

EDU 6526 Survey of Instructional Strategies

The video I chose to analyze was the 10th grade, Close Reading video. In this video the teacher used many of the strategies that we have studied in this class. 1,075 more words

Improving Of Teaching And Learning Through The Use Of Educational Research At The Classroom And School Levels

Evidence-Based Argument: Shakespeare and the Common Core

Guest post by Josh Cabat

Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to attend both a week-long workshop on reading strategies at Teachers College and the week-long AP English Language and Composition prep course sponsored by the College Board. 644 more words


Passion and Purpose

David Coleman has made it perfectly clear there is no “room” in the Common Core for such trivial matters as students’ thoughts, feelings, and personal reflections. 645 more words

The Best Reading You Can Do: Defining Close Reading

Blame the New Critics, blame the Common Core, but there’s no avoiding the term close reading in today’s ELA classroom. On the surface it sounds easy enough—get up close and personal with a book—but looking around, there are as many definitions of close reading as there are strategies to teach it. 360 more words