I Have to Teach What? Tools and Ideas for Common Core Literacy Instruction


Presenter: Craig Steenstra

Target Grade Level: All Grade Levels

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Relevant Curricular Areas: General Content

Related ISTE Standards: Research and Information Fluency

GLPS Teacher Evaluation Domain Relation:
1D - Knowledge of resources and technology, 1E - Designing coherent instruction

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Session Description:
The Common Core State Standards contain fairly rigorous requirements for reading, writing, speaking, and language in all content areas, which may have some teachers and school leaders wondering how they can manage that while still focusing on everything else that needs to be taught. This session will cover easy-to-access, web-based tools that can be used to address all four literacy strands without a major time commitment. Attendees will learn the following: accessing topical reading materials of increasing complexity; leading guided reading and meeting the needs of struggling readers; utilizing digital resources for writing integration; and incorporating tools for audio recording and presentations. In-session practice will be encouraged, so BYOD! Literacy ho!

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