Bringing the Common Core to Life in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764652
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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.

Common Core Literacy for ELA History Social Studies and the Humanities

Author: Katherine S. McKnight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118710266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and theHumanities In this age of the Common Core State Standards, all content areateachers must integrate literacy standards into their curriculum.If you're like most content area educators, you're feeling a bitoverwhelmed at the thought of applying the new standards, or youmight just need a little extra help. In this hands-on resource, Common Core literacy expert KatherineMcKnight offers secondary teachers a clear understanding of whatliteracy looks like in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies,and other humanities-related subjects. She gives educators proventeaching techniques that will help them to develop literacy skillsin their students. The book offers a wealth of practical strategiesand activities that content area teachers can integrate seamlessly.Included are A selection of activities that support literacy skills andbuild content knowledge Ideas for implementing the literacy requirements of the CommonCore in specific content areas An easy-to-use Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity ofeach activity Robust student samples that bring the activities to life acrossa variety of grade levels Praise for Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/SocialStudies, and the Humanities "McKnight eloquently dispels much of the mythology surroundingthe new standards, and explains how to help students find success.You'll find this engaging book your 'go-to' resource forimplementing the Common Core!" — Richard M. Cash,Ed.D., Educational Consultant; Author, AdvancingDifferentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century "While this book would be a gift to any beginning teacher, itspractical and comprehensible support for literacy as defined by theCommon Core State Standards makes it a must-have for all teachers."— Laura Garner, Language Arts Coordinator, BerkeleyCounty (South Carolina) Public Schools "This is a must-read for all middle and high school content areateachers! McKnight shows how every strategy in the book supportsstudent achievement of the Common Core." — LeAnnNickelsen, M.Ed., Educational Consultant; Coauthor, DeeperLearning and Bringing the Common Core to Life in K – 8Classrooms

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism

Author: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1681232413
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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.

A Close Look at Close Reading

Author: Diane Lapp
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620346
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While elementary school teachers are certainly willing to teach students to closely read both literary and informational text, many are wondering what, exactly, this involves. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from guided reading or other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by Common Core assessments? Is it even possible for students in grades K-5 to "read to learn" when they're only just learning to read? Literacy experts Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. Informed by the authors' extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores * Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students. * The process and purpose of close reading in the elementary grades, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and required by the Common Core. * How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask and the kinds of support to provide. * How to assess close reading and help all students--regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background--connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from a complex text. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers--and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you'll find everything you need to start their journey.

A Close Look at Close Reading

Author: Barbara Moss
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620354
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Common Core State Standards have put close reading in the spotlight as never before. While middle and high school teachers want and need students to connect with, analyze, and learn from both literary and informational texts, many are unsure how to foster the skills students must have in order to develop deep and nuanced understanding of complicated content. Is there a process to follow? How is close reading different from shared reading and other common literacy practices? How do you prepare students to have their ability to analyze complex texts measured by high-stakes assessments? And how do you fit close reading instruction and experiences into an already crowded curriculum? Literacy experts Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, and Kelly Johnson answer these questions and more as they explain how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. Informed by the authors’ extensive field experience and enriched by dozens of real-life scenarios and downloadable tools and templates, this book explores • Text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students. • The process and purpose of close reading, with an emphasis on its role in developing the 21st century thinking, speaking, and writing skills essential for academic communication and college and career readiness. • How to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions across the academic disciplines, including the kinds of questions to ask, texts to use, and supports to provide. • How to assess close reading and help all students—regardless of linguistic, cultural, or academic background—connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from complex texts. Equipping students with the tools and process of close reading sets them on the road to becoming analytical and critical thinkers—and empowered and independent learners. In this comprehensive resource, you’ll find everything you need to start their journey.

Bringing the Common Core Math Standards to Life

Author: Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317820851
Format: PDF
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As high school math teachers shift to the Common Core State Standards, the question remains: What do the standards actually look like in the classroom? This book answers that question by taking you inside of real Common Core classrooms across the country. You’ll see how exemplary teachers are meeting the new requirements and engaging students in math. Through these detailed examples of effective instruction, you will uncover how to bring the standards to life in your own classroom! Special Features: A clear explanation of the big shifts happening in the classroom as a result of the Common Core State Standards Real examples of how exemplary teachers are using engaging strategies and tasks to teach algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, mathematics across the curriculum, and more A detailed analysis of each example to help you understand why it is effective and how you can try it with your own students Practical, ready-to-use tools you can take back to your classroom, including unit plans and classroom handouts

Putting the Practices Into Action

Author: Susan O'Connell
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325046556
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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.

50 Social Studies Strategies for K 8 Classrooms

Author: Kathryn M. Obenchain
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133741532
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Ready Set SCIENCE

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309106146
Format: PDF, Docs
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What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators. Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools. This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone �including parents �directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.

Pathways to the Common Core

Author: Lucy Calkins
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325043555
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.