Article written by Dr. Rozlyn Linder

This is the official blog of Dr. Roz Linder, an academic, K-12 Language Arts Specialist, former elementary school teacher, high school journalism teacher, and all-around rabble rouser. I am interested in how we equip students to compete in a global community that grows increasingly flatter every millisecond and the practical application of communication pedagogy and Common Core standards.Situated at the intersection of cultural, racial, social, and digital literacy, my blog is all about fostering and supporting the recognition that we don’t teach in your grandad’s America and being happy about that. Let's stop telling students what to think or believe, but prepare students to think critically and often.

9 Responses

  1. Jessica Tweets
    Jessica Tweets January 17, 2013 at 9:20 am | | Reply

    I am going to try this in my class on Monday. Simple–to the point.

  2. Amanda Abernathy
    Amanda Abernathy January 19, 2013 at 10:43 am | | Reply

    Dr. Roz!! I love your site. I have been using it to do what you described in one artcile as ‘planning explicit standard instruction’. My question is this: Do students always use this standard with EVERYTHING? I think that every one you get to is really still about this goal of finding evidence to make connections or infer. How do you think about that in terms of planning?

  3. Catherine Mitchell
    Catherine Mitchell February 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm | | Reply

    Nice tool to help students connect with critical textual evidence! Perhaps #5 should read “The text says” instead? I would definitely have to correct a student who used redundant phrasing, and in our college courses we always use the present tense when citing (MLA style). It would be wonderful to train students with that habit. Keep up the great thinking! Thanks.

  4. Tanisha Riley
    Tanisha Riley March 21, 2013 at 1:28 am | | Reply

    You have a great site over here! I am a reading Specialist and I have my teachers studying your unpacking of Textual Evidence. This is the best break down that I have seen through the different posts. I gave them the assignment to search your sight for textual evidence and present out to the group.

    They had a great understanding and want you to do ALL of the standards! Is that too much too ask?
    Thanks for sharing this interesting stuff for us!

  5. Jordan Finley
    Jordan Finley March 28, 2013 at 12:49 am | | Reply

    I cannot thank you enough for this Common Core article. It helps to see the real connection to the reading class. I appreciate the information at the follow up on facebook!

  6. Becky Steele
    Becky Steele May 2, 2013 at 8:56 am | | Reply

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. …

  7. Eugenia S.
    Eugenia S. September 21, 2013 at 12:36 am | | Reply

    Keep on writing, great job!

  8. PrincipalAnn
    PrincipalAnn September 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm | | Reply

    Great thinking here!

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