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Keyboarding Skills and the Common Core

If you’re a K-6er trying to incorporate the grade-specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS), you’ve probably noticed an interesting skillset nestled within anchor standard W.CCR.6: keyboarding! That’s right! While I spoke about W.CCR.6 as an anchor standard in this post, I didn’t delve into the grade-specific standards contained within it, and therefore I didn’t really […]

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This anchor standard of the Common Core State Standards is about becoming a word Jedi.

Common Core L.CCR.6 Explained

L.CCR.6 — that’s the 6th (and last!) College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in […]

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Due to its emphasis on figurative language, I call this anchor standard the Ray Bradbury standard.

Common Core L.CCR.5 Explained

L.CCR.5 — that’s the 5th (and penultimate!) College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Ray Bradbury was dominating this standard from the day he was born. In fact, before he passed away, Ray wrote […]

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The 4th anchor standard of the Common Core State Standards Language strand is

Common Core L.CCR.4 Explained

L.CCR.4 — that’s the 4th College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate. Here’s the short version: […]

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Yoda knows what's up with L.CCR.3 anchor standard

Common Core L.CCR.3 Explained

L.CCR.3 — that’s the 3rd College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. To succeed at this […]

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The 2nd Language anchor standard of the Common Core deals with punctuation, spelling, and capitalization

Common Core L.CCR.2 Explained

L.CCR.2 — that’s the 2nd College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. For a great overview of the first three anchor standards within the Language strand, check out Saturday’s post on […]

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) -- the first language anchor standard

Common Core L.CCR.1 Explained

At this point, we, the community at the Teaching the Core blog, have dominated (and/or begun to understand) three of the four “strands” of Common Core anchor standards. That calls for a pwning video: Sorry about that — I just really enjoy the chorus. (Confused about pwning? Check out the W.CCR.9 post.) L.CCR.1 — that’s the […]

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Common Core State Standards Speaking and Listening Anchor Standard -- good for interviews

Common Core SL.CCR.6 Explained

All right party animals, let’s tackle the final anchor standard of the Speaking and Listening series. SL.CCR.6 — that’s the 6th College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Speaking and Listening strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal […]

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