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What is close reading?
What kids need to do.

+Michael Fisher gave a close reading of the close reading standard in a HOA today. He's also written an entire book about it! Yes, it is the same as "comprehension" in some ways, but not in others. Watch the 30-min show to catch some practical help if you are a teacher or parent of a K-12 student.

WATCH http://youtu.be/2YvjN7Ph43A

#commoncore   #closereading   #BigFunEducation   #reading  
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Archive of a Common Core Conversation about Close Reading Google Hangout.
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+Michael Fisher Thanks for posting your link. There was a question about close reading on another thread. I pinged you in. Check your notifications :D It's good to engage and continue a conversation after the HOA if possible.
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Diving deep into misconceptions in the Common Core this Saturday!
 
This is the first in a series of conversations about how best to meet the needs of K-12 while also meeting the new educational standards in the USA.

Like them, or not, the CCSS are here and so are millions of children who deserve only the very best this year. Throughout these conversations, we'll be talking with educators and authors who have seen many trends in education, have remained passionate about teaching, and have practical wisdom to share with you.

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+Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time writer, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active blogger who writes often for the Curriculum 21 Blog (curriculum21.com/blog/) and ASCD's EDge Social Network (http://edge.ascd.org). His web site is The Digigogy Collaborative (digigogy.com) and he can be found on Twitter (@fisher1000). Michael is the author of Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st Century Work? and the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students, both published by ASCD. He is also a contributing author to the Solution Tree series Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy.

+Forrest Stone has degrees from Harvard and Yale. He interviewed Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Ross Perot on behalf of Weekly Reader. Forrest has been the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Education World and the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Reader. He created StoryWorks magazine for Scholastic and taught a screenwriting class at the Yale Summer School for 25 years. He continues to write for Marvel Comics and has consulted to the NEA for many years. Being selected for the Sundance Institute and getting input from Robert Redford amazes him still.

+Annabelle Howard has taught in three countries. She is the co-founder of +BIG FUN Education a nonprofit, with Forrest, her husband. She has been a freelance education writer for 25 years and had a picture book published by the Smithsonian. Her plays for children have been sold in all 50 states and 10 other countries. NBC did a story about how she adapted these plays for the Common Core State Standards: http://goo.gl/49cJK. Her Common Core PLAYS are available here: http://www.bigfuneducation.org/log-in/. She was recently funded by the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation to create a project called MACBETH GOES SOCIAL on Google Plus. Almost 300 students in 6 countries participated.
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The Final Five
Questions to wrap up today's Author Event

Today, +BIG FUN Education started a new series of Hangouts . . .

A Common Core Conversation

We feel there needs to be a helpful, constructive conversation going on that informs teachers, educators, publishers, and parents about what helps US kids right now. We will leave the politics to others.

So, listen to our first episode if you like. It's about close reading. +Michael Fisher has written a whole book about the one anchor standard for reading that mentions it and he starts by doing a close reading of the standard itself!

LISTEN http://youtu.be/2YvjN7Ph43A

#commoncore   #literacy   #closereading   #edchat  
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1 hour from now! Come join us we discuss Close Reading!
 
This is the first in a series of conversations about how best to meet the needs of K-12 while also meeting the new educational standards in the USA.

Like them, or not, the CCSS are here and so are millions of children who deserve only the very best this year. Throughout these conversations, we'll be talking with educators and authors who have seen many trends in education, have remained passionate about teaching, and have practical wisdom to share with you.

The Panel

+Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time writer, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active blogger who writes often for the Curriculum 21 Blog (curriculum21.com/blog/) and ASCD's EDge Social Network (http://edge.ascd.org). His web site is The Digigogy Collaborative (digigogy.com) and he can be found on Twitter (@fisher1000). Michael is the author of Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st Century Work? and the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students, both published by ASCD. He is also a contributing author to the Solution Tree series Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy.

+Forrest Stone has degrees from Harvard and Yale. He interviewed Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Ross Perot on behalf of Weekly Reader. Forrest has been the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Education World and the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Reader. He created StoryWorks magazine for Scholastic and taught a screenwriting class at the Yale Summer School for 25 years. He continues to write for Marvel Comics and has consulted to the NEA for many years. Being selected for the Sundance Institute and getting input from Robert Redford amazes him still.

+Annabelle Howard has taught in three countries. She is the co-founder of +BIG FUN Education a nonprofit, with Forrest, her husband. She has been a freelance education writer for 25 years and had a picture book published by the Smithsonian. Her plays for children have been sold in all 50 states and 10 other countries. NBC did a story about how she adapted these plays for the Common Core State Standards: http://goo.gl/49cJK. Her Common Core PLAYS are available here: http://www.bigfuneducation.org/log-in/. She was recently funded by the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation to create a project called MACBETH GOES SOCIAL on Google Plus. Almost 300 students in 6 countries participated.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by BIG FUN Education. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Join me on Saturday, September 20th for a conversation about Close Reading, the Common Core, and the misinterpretations that some vendors are making in the wake of upgrading rigorous learning.
 
This is the first in a series of conversations about how best to meet the needs of K-12 while also meeting the new educational standards in the USA.

Like them, or not, the CCSS are here and so are millions of children who deserve only the very best this year. Throughout these conversations, we'll be talking with educators and authors who have seen many trends in education, have remained passionate about teaching, and have practical wisdom to share with you.

The Panel

+Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time writer, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle Schools. Michael is a member of both the ASCD Faculty and the Curriculum 21 Faculty. He is an active blogger who writes often for the Curriculum 21 Blog (curriculum21.com/blog/) and ASCD's EDge Social Network (http://edge.ascd.org). His web site is The Digigogy Collaborative (digigogy.com) and he can be found on Twitter (@fisher1000). Michael is the author of Digital Learning Strategies: How do I assign and assess 21st Century Work? and the co-author of Upgrade Your Curriculum: Practical Ways to Transform Units and Engage Students, both published by ASCD. He is also a contributing author to the Solution Tree series Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy.

+Forrest Stone has degrees from Harvard and Yale. He interviewed Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, and Ross Perot on behalf of Weekly Reader. Forrest has been the Executive Editor-in-Chief of Education World and the Editor-in-Chief of Weekly Reader. He created StoryWorks magazine for Scholastic and taught a screenwriting class at the Yale Summer School for 25 years. He continues to write for Marvel Comics and has consulted to the NEA for many years. Being selected for the Sundance Institute and getting input from Robert Redford amazes him still.

+Annabelle Howard has taught in three countries. She is the co-founder of +BIG FUN Education a nonprofit, with Forrest, her husband. She has been a freelance education writer for 25 years and had a picture book published by the Smithsonian. Her plays for children have been sold in all 50 states and 10 other countries. NBC did a story about how she adapted these plays for the Common Core State Standards: http://goo.gl/49cJK. Her Common Core PLAYS are available here: http://www.bigfuneducation.org/log-in/. She was recently funded by the Dudley T. Dougherty Foundation to create a project called MACBETH GOES SOCIAL on Google Plus. Almost 300 students in 6 countries participated.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by BIG FUN Education. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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My new blog post on Close Reading...
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great line here...

"Close reading at home turned into disruptive fluency; we overused it."

If you wanna take the fun out of anything, grade it, quiz it, and assess it ad nauseam.
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I'm a Nationally Certified Teacher, Instructional Coach and Educational Consultant based in Western New York state.
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  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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