Reading Across the Curriculum
In order to help students meet the common core standards, reading must be an integral part of classroom instruction. Along with reading an open dialogue about the reading must take place between students and between students and the teacher. Consider how you interact with text: Very seldom do we read text and not interact and share with other people. Students have to make connections with text to text, text to self, and text to world. Teachers must concentrate on the elements of reading fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary development. These elements are embedded within the common core standards.
The Teaching Channel- This website is an excellent source of instructional videos that show how to incorporate instructional strategies for reading in your classroom. The videos are generally 5 minutes in length. they take you into the teacher's classroom and demonstrate how the lesson is done. They also include the lesson plans and the materials for the lesson. There is also a good section on common core strategies that is being continuously updates. The site is free and offers great ideas in a short amount of time. You can also sign up to be on their e-mail list and be updated once a week on new videos. Several of our teachers have tried these and they have been successful lessons.
Critical Reading- An interesting website that is about critically reading a text. I would suggest looking at the standards and match the standards to the activities that he suggests.