Washington

Middle School

3100 Cain Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 596-3000
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This is the motherlode of all resources. It is packed full of strategies, assessments, and links for each standard.

http://www.isbe.net/common_core/pdf/ela-teach-strat-read-text-6-12.pdf

This is the New York Times Learning Blog with common core lessons, ideas, and resources.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/lesson-plans/common-core/

Research-based strategies for close reading:

http://www.netc.org/focus/strategies/summ.php

An informative article on the “challenge of challenging text”

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar12/vol69/num06/The-Challenge-of-Challenging-Text.aspx

Exemplar lesson strategies for close reading of the Gettysburg Address and Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

http://engageny.org/resource/high-school-ela-curriculum-video-the-gettysburg-address

http://engageny.org/resource/middle-school-ela-curriculum-video-close-reading-of-a-text-mlk-letter-from-birmingham-jail

http://engageny.org/resource/preparing-for-close-reading-with-students