A Non Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core

Author: Dave Stuart, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118952278
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Implement the Common Core for ELA without all the stress A Non-Freaked Out Guide to Teaching the Common Core uses the often-neglected anchor standards to get to the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)—teaching students the skills they need to be college and career ready. Each anchor standard is broken down into its key points, and a discussion of each anchor standard's central purpose helps outline the context for each required skill. This easy-to-read guide gives educators the kind of clear explanations, examples, and strategies they need to feel comfortable teaching the CCSS, and shows how CCSS skills can be integrated into virtually any existing lesson plan. Getting a firm grasp of the anchor standards is the quickest way to start teaching the key concepts of the CCSS, and this user-friendly guide is designed to pave the way for both the first-time teacher and the experienced pro.

Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119023017
Format: PDF
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The must-have Common Core guide for every ESL/ELL instructor Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners is the much-needed practical guide for ESL/ELL instructors. Written by experienced teachers of English Language Learners, this book provides a sequel to the highly-regarded ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide and is designed to help teachers implement the Common Core in the ELL classroom. You'll find a digest of the latest research and developments in ELL education, along with comprehensive guidance in reading and writing, social studies, math, science, Social Emotional Learning and more. The Common Core is discussed in the context of ESL, including the opportunities and challenges specific to ELL students. Ready-to-use lesson plans and reproducible handouts help you bring these ideas into the classroom, and expert guidance helps you instill the higher-order thinking skills the Common Core requires. The Common Core standards have been adopted in 43 states, yet minimal guidance has been provided for teachers of English Language Learners. This book fills the literature gap with the most up-to-date theory and a host of practical implementation tools. Get up to date on the latest stats and trends in ELL education Examine the challenges and opportunities posed by Common Core Find solutions to common issues that arise in teaching ELL students Streamline Common Core implementation in the ELL classroom The ELL population is growing at a rapid pace, and the ELL classroom is not exempt from the requirements posed by the Common Core State Standards. ESL/ELL teachers know better than anyone else how critical language is to learning, and ELL students need a specialized Common Core approach to avoid falling behind. Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners provides specific guidance and helpful tools that teachers can bring to the classroom today.

These 6 Things

Author: Dave Stuart Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506391028
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dave Stuart Jr.’s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. These 6 Things is all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder, and kids are learning, doing, and flourishing in ELA and content-area classrooms. In this essential resource, teachers will receive: Proven, classroom-tested advice delivered in an approachable, teacher-to-teacher style that builds confidence Practical strategies for streamlining instruction in order to focus on key beliefs and literacy-building activities Solutions and suggestions for the most common teacher and student “hang-ups” Numerous recommendations for deeper reading on key topics

Uncommon Core

Author: Michael W. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483333531
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leave instruction to the experts! Uncommon Core puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called “standards-aligned” instruction, then shows us how to steer past them—all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core. It counters with teaching suggestions that are true to the research and true to our students, including how: Reader-based approaches can complement text-based ones Prereading activities can help students meet the strategic and conceptual demands of texts Strategy instruction can result in a careful and critical analysis of text while providing transferable understandings Inquiry units around essential questions can generate meaningful conversation and higher-order thinking

Digital age Literacy for Teachers

Author: Susan Brooks-Young
Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ
ISBN: 9781564842299
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Technology integration requires systemic reform, which must be supported by the entire school community. Most teachers and administrators need help to implement and sustain change on this scale. Regardless of their current level of technology proficiency, Digital-Age Literacy for Teachers will help teachers systematically reexamine their curriculum and classroom management to develop effective strategies for incorporating technology. The book provides readings and activities that will support classroom teachers, professional development providers, and teacher preparation instructors as they strive to incorporate twenty-first century learning tools and skills into daily practice. Also available: IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 About the Author Susan Brooks-Young spent 23 years as a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist at a county office of education. She now works with school districts and regional centers on technology-related issues, develops curriculum, presents workshops, and writes articles for education journals.

Effective Teaching And Learning

Author: Cooper, Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033519379X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book examines how teachers and students actually go about their classroom business. It carefully avoids the assumptions of policy-makers and theorists about what ought to be happening and focuses on what is happening. In doing so, Cooper and McIntyre offer: * a detailed look at how teachers are responding to the National Curriculum * a unique insight into secondary school students as learners * a grounded analysis of teaching and learning strategies drawing on the psychological theories of Bruner and Vygotsky The book follows on from Donald McIntyre's previous book Making Sense of Teaching and will be of interest to student teachers, teachers studying for advanced degrees and academics involved in teacher education.

Stories From the Heart

Author: Richard J. Meyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135469776
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stories from the Heart is for, by, and about prospective and practicing teachers understanding themselves as curious and literate beings, making connections with colleagues, and researching their own literacy and the literacy lives of their students. It demonstrates the power and importance of story in our own lives as literate individuals. Readers are encouraged to: tell, write, or re-create the stories of their literacy lives in order to understand how they learn and teach; begin the journey into writing the stories of others' literacy lives; find support in their researching endeavors; and examine the idea of framing stories by using the work of other teachers and researchers.

St Lucy s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

Author: Karen Russell
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307387631
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In these ten glittering stories, the award-winning, bestselling author of Swamplandia! takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls sail away on crab shells.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

Author: Dusti Bowling
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
ISBN: 9781454923459
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aven Green was born without arms--so when her dad takes a job running a dying western theme park in Arizona, she knows she'll become the center of unwanted attention at her new school. But she bonds with Connor, a classmate with his own disability to conquer. Then they discover a room at the park that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. Can Aven face her fears, solve a mystery, and help her friend, too?