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tossing out the common core standards?
Are you sure you're ready to throw those standards out the window? Well, hold on, because there are some things worth keeping! The new Common Core State Standards call for more open inquiry, student-to-student interaction, and authentic connections to the real world! Definite keepers!
Say "yes!" to collaboration!
I’ve had decades of experience using collaborative literacy structures with teachers and students. So I’d like to lend a hand and offer some tips for successful implementation of these useful and authentic literacy strategies. May this website support you as you move toward community-centered, 21st Century literacies.
Watch for learner-centered response tips, video examples, reliable collaborative structures, and much more...
Ardith Davis Cole, teacher, author, literacy consultant