Bringing the Common Core to Life in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Eric Jensen
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936764652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, Docs
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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.

On Excellence in Teaching

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542389
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Learn from the world’s best education researchers, theorists, and staff developers as they present recommendations on effective instruction. The book provides a comprehensive view of instruction from a theoretical, systemic, and classroom perspective. The authors’ diverse expertise delivers a wide range of ideas and strategies.

Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom

Author: Brassell, Danny
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 1618137735
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Aimed at motivating teachers to create a welcoming and challenging environment for their students, this professional book is told through a series of anecdotes and stories. It will remind teachers of the intrinsic rewards of teaching (to teach children to love learning) and the powerful role they play as models in this endeavor.

Pathways to the Common Core

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

50 Social Studies Strategies for K 8 Classrooms

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

Reading and Writing Genre with Purpose in K 8 Classrooms

Author: Nell K. Duke
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325037349
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Vocabulary for the Common Core

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 0985890231
Format: PDF
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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.

Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism

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

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 the Humanities In this age of the Common Core State Standards, all content area teachers must integrate literacy standards into their curriculum. If you're like most content area educators, you're feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of applying the new standards, or you might just need a little extra help. In this hands-on resource, Common Core literacy expert Katherine McKnight offers secondary teachers a clear understanding of what literacy looks like in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies, and other humanities-related subjects. She gives educators proven teaching techniques that will help them to develop literacy skills in their students. The book offers a wealth of practical strategies and activities that content area teachers can integrate seamlessly. Included are A selection of activities that support literacy skills and build content knowledge Ideas for implementing the literacy requirements of the Common Core in specific content areas An easy-to-use Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of each activity Robust student samples that bring the activities to life across a variety of grade levels Praise for Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities "McKnight eloquently dispels much of the mythology surrounding the new standards, and explains how to help students find success. You'll find this engaging book your 'go-to' resource for implementing the Common Core!" — Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., Educational Consultant; Author, Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century "While this book would be a gift to any beginning teacher, its practical and comprehensible support for literacy as defined by the Common Core State Standards makes it a must-have for all teachers." — Laura Garner, Language Arts Coordinator, Berkeley County (South Carolina) Public Schools "This is a must-read for all middle and high school content area teachers! McKnight shows how every strategy in the book supports student achievement of the Common Core." — LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed., Educational Consultant; Coauthor, Deeper Learning and Bringing the Common Core to Life in K – 8 Classrooms