Bringing the Common Core to Life in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764652
Format: PDF
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Actively engage students in their own learning. Discover strategies to promote student mastery of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts across the curriculum. Explore techniques to lead students in close reading, activate their background knowledge to prepare them for learning, and gain insight into habit formation. You’ll develop the know-how to effectively structure teaching to empower all students.

Putting the Practices Into Action

Author: Susan O'Connell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325046556
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Standards for Mathematical Practice promise to elevate students' learning of math from knowledge to application and bring rigor to math classrooms. Here, the authors unpack each of the eight Practices and provide a wealth of practical ideas and activities to help teachers quickly integrate them into their existing math program.

Pathways to the Common Core

Author: Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043555
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at the Reading and Writing Project have helped thousands of educators design their own pathways to the Common Core. Now, with Pathways to the Common Core, they are ready to help you find your way. Designed for teachers, school leaders, and professional learning communities looking to navigate the gap between their current literacy practices and the ideals of the Common Core, Pathways to the Common Core will help you: understand what the standards say, suggest, and what they don't say; recognize the guiding principles that underpin the reading and writing standards; identify how the Common COre's infrastructure supports a spiraling K-12 literacy curriculum; and scrutinize the context in which the CCSS were written and are being unrolled. In addition to offering an analytical study of the standards, this guide will also help you and your colleagues implement the standards in ways that lift the level of teaching and learning throughout your school.

Teaching the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards

Author: Kristen Swanson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801342
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover how to integrate the Common Core speaking and listening standards into any grade level or content area with the specific instructional frameworks in this user-friendly guide. Learn how to give your students the skills and experiences they need to become successful communicators in the 21st Century! The frameworks are enhanced with a thorough, easy-to-understand explanation of the Common Core State Standards authentic classroom examples from multiple grade levels and subjects rubrics and assessment options Speaking and listening in the digital age requires proficient use of digital tools—this must-have resource gives you practical ideas and directions to integrate powerful technology tools seamlessly into your instruction.

Common Core Literacy for ELA History Social Studies and the Humanities

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118710159
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"According to the Common Core State Standards, which have now been adopted by 46 states, students must develop literacy skills across all content areas. This means that educators must teach literacy--reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language--in subjects like Social Studies, Math, Science, and other technical areas. This book help teachers understand what literacy looks like in English/Language Arts (ELA), Social Studies and other humanities-related subjects (such as: philosophy, psychology, history, classics, drama, foreign language, and art), and shows them how to develop these literacy skills in their students. Author Katie McKnight is a popular education consultant who trains teachers nationwide on Common Core literacy. Features include: Alignment of activities to the Common Core State Standards in Interdisciplinary Literacy A Difficulty Dial: a quick reference to determine the complexity of each literacy activity Tips for Classroom Implementation: an overview of each literacy activity and how the tool supports the development of literacy skills and builds content knowledge Student Samples: serve as useful references for teachers across a variety of grade levels. "--

Teaching Academic Vocabulary K 8

Author: Camille Blachowicz
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462510310
Format: PDF
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This book showcases effective ways to build the vocabulary knowledge K-8 learners need to engage meaningfully in reading, writing, and discussion on academic subjects. The distinguished authors draw on decades of classroom experience to explain what academic vocabulary is, how it fits into the Common Core State Standards, and how targeting vocabulary can enhance conceptual understanding in English language arts, social studies, and math and science. Rich classroom vignettes, teaching tips, and examples of student work are included. The book also features helpful figures, word lists, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Vocabulary for the Common Core

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0985890231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Common Core State Standards present unique demands on students’ ability to learn vocabulary and teachers’ ability to teach it. The authors address these challenges in this resource. Work toward the creation of a successful vocabulary program, guided by both academic and content-area terms taken directly from the mathematics and English language arts standards.

Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Nell K. Duke
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325037349
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Too many U.S. classrooms lack a colorful compelling context for reading and writing, resulting in flat, uninspired, formulaic writing by students. Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K-8 Classrooms is designed to help pre- and inservice teachers, literacy coaches, and reading specialists question status quo ways of working with language and texts, replace weaker practices with better ones, and change the way genre is taught. Drawing from theory and research that suggests students learn better and more deeply when learning is contextualized and genuinely motivated, the book presents five guiding principles for teaching genre. Emphasizing purposeful communication, it will guide you through teaching students to read, write, speak, and listen to different real-world genres that inspire and engage them. Nell Duke, Samantha Caughlan, Mary Juzwik, and Nicole Martin: identify commonly used assignments and practices for teaching genre that are fundamentally flawed and explain why offer inspiring alternative practices, grounded in research and illustrated in real projects in real classrooms show how the five guiding principles come to life in reading and writing projects across the whole K-8 grade span provide planning sheets and other tools and tips that will allow you to manage genre-with-purpose instruction in your classroom."--Publisher.

50 Social Studies Strategies for K 8 Classrooms

Author: Kathryn M. Obenchain
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133741532
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. In 50 Social Studies Strategies for K-8 Classroom, pre-service and practicing teachers get well-explained, useful, meaningful ideas–including 50 ready-to-use strategies–for engaging elementary and middle school students in learning social studies. The strategies are easily adaptable to individual teachers’ classroom configurations and needs, and include multiple types of assessment tools that give teachers options in assessing their students. Each strategy is organized for flexibility and ease of use and includes links to the National Council for the Social Studies national curriculum standards, links to the Common Core Strategies, procedural recommendations, application ideas, differentiation sections, assessment sections, references and resources, and more. The strategies are designed to help teachers plan effective social studies lessons using multiple types of student groups, while also accounting for the diversity of learners in today’s classrooms. The new Fourth Edition includes updating, revisions, and additions to the strategies throughout.

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681232413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The 2nd Edition of Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism honors the genius of Dr. Peter Mosenthal. His contributions to the field of literacy were unprecedented. Many described him as a superb researcher who never lost sight of the purpose of education. He made us laugh as he led us in a nursery rhyme song during his National Reading Conference (LRA) Presidential Address and made us think as he explained the significance of educational implications in all research articles. He also mentored and taught graduate students in gentle and carefully attentive ways, showing his respect and appreciation for the work of each individual in the field. He was a remarkable person. The second edition of this book includes many experienced and new scholars from around the world. Qualitative and quantitative research methodologies are scattered throughout and the practical and theoretical are well represented. New Literacies and Global Perspectives are added sections in this volume. In this era of the “Common Core”, Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism, presents a rational educational balance for literacy development across the curriculum.