Common Core

Defining “Deep Reading” and “Text-Dependent Questions”

This is a great blog that really explains what deep reading is and how we as teachers can promote this in the classroom.More

Common Core State Standards

This site has a slider that lets you view the standards vertically. This is a great resource for "filling the gaps"

Optimal Learning Model

Research indicates that optimal learning is achieved when teachers use the Gradual Release of Responsibility model of instruction. It is recommended that all Hamilton County teachers employ this model as they plan for and deliver literacy instruction. It is important to remember that this model is not linear. Students move back and forth among each of the components as they master skills, strategies, and learning standards.

Parent Guides
  • Guided Reading Resources
    This site has a plethora of resources dedicated to guided reading.
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    A series of videos from Hamilton County Schools. Topics include: Interactive Reading, Shared Reading, Monitored Indv. Reading, Guided Reading, Writer's Workshop, Reader's Workshop, Word Study, Work Stations, Meeting Student Needs, Poetry, Literacy News, and Common Core.
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    This website has lessons that are aligned to the Common Core and State Standards, contain research-based questions sets and are Lexile-Leveled. (Thanks Ms. Hester)
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    This website is an online professional community where teachers can collaborate, find materials that help them grow professionally and identify curriculum resources that are aligned with the Common Core and State Standards.
Check out the podcast series below on making the common core accessible and understandable. (Available @ Hamillton County Schools )
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