The Role of Questioning in a World of Common Core

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 23 March, 2013
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  • common core standards, literacy, literacy solutions, questioning strategies, Susan Deschel, susan ruckdeschel
Question-Asking: Intentional and Powerful When teachers carefully select and craft their questions, students respond with thinking, wondering, reflection and overall cognition – in other words, they really learn.  How do we further this important trajectory? We ask thought-provoking questions.  Even the syntax we use to structure a question with, influences how students will respond – […]
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Why Critical Literacy? Because Literacy Is Critical!

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 18 March, 2013
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  • common core, critical literacy, literacy, literature text
Why Critical Literacy?  Because Literacy Is Critical! When students work collaboratively as peers to form and refine ideas, they’re applying critical literacy.  Whether it’s via social media, in-person, or through writing, they’re operating several levels above the mainstream of think, look, and answer.  When they construct meaningful questions, analyze and question content, apply real-world scenarios […]
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Out With The Old and In With The New

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 14 March, 2013
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  • common core, common core alignments, common core state standards, literacy solutions, literacy solutions and more, susan ruckdeschel
Out With The Old And In With The New! Susan Ruckdeschel, MS Ed. In Who Moved My Cheese? by authors Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard, characters Hem and Haw each deal with change differently. One of course is successful, the other not as successful.  Aside from a life-changing circumstance they each faced, they had one […]
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