Common Core Reading Lessons

Author: Stacey O'Reilly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821068
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Common Core is placing a heavier emphasis on nonfiction, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your literature lessons! In this book, English teachers Stacey O'Reilly and Angie Stooksbury describe how you can combine nonfiction with fiction to meet the standards and give students a deeper understanding of what they are reading. This practical book provides a variety of nonfiction reading strategies as well as ready-to-implement lesson plans and text pairing suggestions. You will get... A variety of useful strategies to help students analyze nonfiction Sample units with step-by-step agendas and lesson plans Ready-to-use classroom handouts and rubrics for assessment Suggested text pairings across genres and time periods

Teaching With Text Based Questions

Author: Kevin Thomas Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317800877
Format: PDF, Docs
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Help your students navigate complex texts in history/social studies and English language arts! This book shows you how to use a key tool—text-based questions—to build students’ literacy and critical thinking skills and meet the Common Core State Standards. You’ll learn how to ask text-based questions about different types of nonfiction and visual texts, including primary and secondary sources, maps, charts, and paintings. You’ll also get ideas for teaching students to examine point of view, write analytical responses, compare texts, cite textual evidence, and pose their own high-level questions. The book is filled with examples that you can use immediately or modify as needed. Each chapter ends with a reflection section to help you adapt the ideas to your own classroom. What’s Inside: Helpful information on teaching different types of nonfiction texts, including literary nonfiction, informational texts, primary and secondary sources, and visual texts Ideas for locating primary sources Questions students should ask about every text Techniques for soliciting higher-order questions from students Ways to get students to think critically about the relationships between texts Strategies to help students integrate information from different types of sources, a skill that will help students respond to performance tasks on the PARCC and SBAC assessments and DBQs on AP exams Tips for teaching students to write good responses to text-based questions, including how to cite sources and incorporate point of view Ideas for using rubrics and peer grading to evaluate students’ responses Connections to the informational reading standards of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts for grades 3-12 and of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

TDQs

Author: Jessica Hathaway
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425897002
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Use effective questions across all grade levels to improve comprehension. This innovative resource provides teachers with the tools needed to effectively instruct using text-dependent questions. It contains current research and sample text-dependent questions and prompts to aide teachers in creating high-quality questions for any piece of literary or informational text. Sample reading passages and student resources provide an excellent guide for teachers in creating their own questions or for students as they practice using evidence from the text to support and verify their responses and build deeper comprehension as called for in today’s standards.

Rebuilding Research Writing

Author: Nanci Werner-Burke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821122
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Our students must become skilled at finding answers and using information to succeed in college, careers, and daily life. Using inquiry, writing, and technology to infuse passion into the classroom research paper motivates students and results in deeper learning. In this practical, research-based book, authors Werner-Burke, Knaus, and DeCamp encourage you to toss the old index cards and jump-start the classroom research paper so that it is more meaningful, manageable, and effective. Explore innovative ways to help students find engaging topics, collect and evaluate information, and write, rethink, and revise to truly impact their audience. The book is filled with tools and student samples to help you implement the ideas in your own classroom. Special Features: Clear connections to the Common Core State Standards Ready-to-use classroom handouts for different stages of the research process A handy appendix featuring a sample research project timeline and rubric Helpful examples of real student work and assessments Research-based foundations that guide and inform how the process unfolds and why it works

Writing Behind Every Door

Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317821157
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For students to become college-ready writers, they must be exposed to writing throughout the school day, not just in English class. This practical book shows teachers in all subject areas how to meet the Common Core State Standards and make writing come alive in the classroom. Award-winning educator Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides effective and exciting ideas for teaching argument writing, informational writing, project-based writing, and writing with technology. Each chapter is filled with strategies, prompts, and rubrics you can use immediately. Special Features: A variety of writing strategies that work in any subject area Tips for developing meaningful prompts Diagrams and templates that you can use with your students Rubrics for assessing writing, as well as ideas for having students create their own rubrics Samples of student work in different formats Ideas for teaching students to break the Google homepage habit and conduct effective research Cross-curricular writing assignments for science, history, ELA, electives, and PE Suggestions for teaching summary writing, an essential academic skill Ideas for staff professional development on Common Core writing

Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction

Author: Deanne Camp
Publisher: Teaching Strategies
ISBN: 9780439297080
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Features strategies for such reading skills as building background knowledge, summarizing, learning new vocabulary, writing in response to literature, and developing critical thinking questions.

Texts and Lessons for Content area Reading

Author: Harvey Daniels
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325030876
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With this book, the authors support content-area and language arts teachers alike by pairing more than 75 short, kid-tested reproducible nonfiction texts with 33 simple, ready-to-go lessons that deepen comprehension and support effective collaboration.--[book cover]

Using Informational Text to Teach A Raisin in the Sun

Author: Audrey Fisch
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475821557
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Common Core State Standards mean major changes for language arts teachers, particularly the emphasis on “informational text.” How do we shift attention toward informational texts without taking away from the teaching of literature? The key is informational texts deeply connected to the literary texts you are teaching. Preparing informational texts for classroom use, however, requires time and effort. Using Informational Text to Teach Literature is designed to help. In this second volume (the first volume is on To Kill a Mockingbird), we offer informational texts connected to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. Readings range in genre (commencement address, historical and cultural analysis, government report, socioeconomic research study, and Supreme Court decision) and topic (housing discrimination past and present, abortion, the racial and cultural politics of hair, socioeconomic mobility and inequality, the violence associated with housing desegregation, and the struggle against the legacy of systemic racism). Each informational text is part of a student-friendly unit, with reading strategies and vocabulary, writing, and discussion activities. Teachers need to incorporate nonfiction in ways that enhance their teaching of literature. The Using Informational Text to Teach Literature series is an invaluable supportive tool.

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Author: William Bintz
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462518982
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Transformational Literacy

Author: Ron Berger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962257
Format: PDF, Docs
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Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from EL Education, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 EL Education schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on EL Education's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum—often cited as one of the finest in the country—and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core—higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.