Monthly Archives: September 2012

Leadership for Literacy

Improve literacy! That seems to be the annual cry, especially in middle and high schools. Intervention programs can work, when used according the publisher’s recommendations. The challenge tends to be that well-intentioned leaders rely on them as a cure-all. The other … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Reciprocity with Reading and Writing

Recently I read a paper written by Dr. Roskelly entitled “What Do Students Need to Know about Rhetoric?” In this paper, Roskelly (n.d.) submitted that as high school students become conscience of how rhetoric works, this can transform their reading, … Continue reading

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PARCC releases assessment prototypes

Recently, PARCC released the Assessment prototypes for ELA and Mathematics: http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes . I got an opportunity to examine the prototypes and I wanted to pass the information along. One thing to note is Standard 1 and Standard 10 will always … Continue reading

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ELA CCSS accentuates the Complex, Unified, Continuous Process of Reading

“All students must be able to comprehend texts of steadily increasing complexity as they progress through school” (www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf , p. 2). Given this notion, it is important that educators move from remedial reading programs that emphasize the drilling of reading … Continue reading

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