Monday, December 31, 2012

Post for the week of December 31, 2012

Post for the week of December 31, 2012

Happy 2013, everyone!  Have a happy and healthy new year!

I came across this resource recently, and I wanted to share it with you.  It's a form that helps teachers and schools analyze the texts they are using in their classrooms. 

Following the guidelines of the Common Core might cause some changes in texts.  I like this template because it asks all the right questions in the same place: Lexile level, genre, how the text will be used, which standards are being targeted by using the text, appropriate vocabulary to use, connections to other content areas, etc.

It would take a good chunk of time to fill this form out, but I bet it would bring to light some concerns we are dealing with in terms of texts we are using.  The new year is a great time to go through the book closet and see what you own that's not being used.

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