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How do you plan on incorporating Common Core in a Read 180 Classroom?

Sep 5, 2013 11:04am

  • English Language Arts
  • 3-5
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 5, 2013 7:20pm


      The CCSS are meant to integrate Literacy into Science and Social Studies, so with the topics covered in READ 180, you're on the right track. :) Of course - The challenge comes in when we are working with a group of students who are in READ 180 because they are below grade level already and with Common Core, we are expecting them to read on-level text.

      READ 180 Next Generation is said to be Common Core aligned, but my district decided not to upgrade, so we are upgrading ourselves.

      I am working closely with my READ 180 teachers to select on-lexile, brief, meaningul texts (article, excerpt from a book, etc) to support the content of the READ 180 R-books. For example, in Stage A, there is a unit on Bud, Not Buddy. So, we have found an article, newspaper advertisements, primary sources, and pictures of the Great Depression to support what the students are covering in READ 180. We are integrating these on-lexile pieces into every unit, but keeping the selected texts brief. The students are being challenged, but are not getting so overwhelmed that they shut down from the complexity.....

      Hope this helped!