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High School Science teacher from Los Angeles, California

I've found that in my

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I've found that in my previous middle school classroom and in my current high school classroom that finding accessible material for students to read who are behind grade level is extremely difficult. Our textbooks weren't much more than expensive paper weights. Without reading, we miss out on a huge facet of Common Core! I know www.birdbrainscience.com has differentiated readings that are great for struggling readers, but are there any other options out there?

As a non-ELA teacher, I am

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As a non-ELA teacher, I am always looking for ways to incorporate literacy into my classroom. All teachers are responsible to teaching literacy, and these ideas are helpful for incorporating ELA into the classroom.

Producer LD Podcast, Digital Media Consultant, Author

Hi Jessica! When I look at

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Hi Jessica!
When I look at the common core standards for science for grades 6 - 8, I guess I don't see how this compromises the curriculum.
It seems to me that if you are having kids write up labs, and asking them questions where they need to quote the text and/or demonstrate understanding of the scientific method, what they were trying to prove, and/or explain their results, that could meet all of the common core standards for science. Add in a report that looks at a debate in science, or how viewpoints of things like genetics have changed over time, and what seems right/wrong with logical reasoning, and you've hit just about every point there.
Am I wrong? What am I missing? What else do you think you need to do to meet the standards that would somehow take away from the standard curriculum?
http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RST/6-8

7th grade science teacher from Queens New York

As a science teacher, we are

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As a science teacher, we are struggling at finding ways to implement the common core standards without compromising the content. However, you give some great examples of utilizing different methods of developing those literacy skills.

I just had the opportunity to

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I just had the opportunity to look over some of the resources you provided in you r blog. WOW! What amazing materials that are teacher friendly.

I am in the process of

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I am in the process of helping my school transition to CCSS and one of the biggest challenges is supporting these content areas. The resources your blog provides will be very helpful not only for me as I help these teachers create lessons but as they tackle lessons on their own.

Education Consultant

Thanks for this great tool,

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Thanks for this great tool, Jill! I bet there are tons of opportunities to create resources like this for all teachers to help align lessons to the Common Core. Does anyone have any other resources we can share? I would be interested if there were any out there for art or music.

Educational Consultant/Author, Southern California

Great article. Every teacher

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Great article. Every teacher is a reading teacher. We should not hesitate to remind students of every grade level the simplicity of syllabicating, decoding, and fluently pronouncing unfamiliar words. This is a quick and easy way to increase the reading fluency for students (especially ESL) who may recognize a spoken word, but have never recognized the word in print.

Director of Publications & Communications, ESR

At Educators for Social

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At Educators for Social Responsibility, we have been grappling with this as we develop resources to support learning across the curriculum. In a product we published earlier this year, "Countering Bullying and Harassment: Skill-Based Lessons to Move from Bystander to Ally," we created a Common Core Alignment chart in order to help support Common Core implementation while still leaving room in the curriculum for social-emotional learning and skill development. The chart is online here: http://esrnational.org/esr/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Countering_Bullyin... - I offer it as an example of the kind of thing curriculum developers can do that teachers find supportive.

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