Teaching Young Adult Literature

Author: Judith A. Hayn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475813031
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors who contributed to this text believe that young adult literature (YAL) can meet the Common Core’s push to include literacy across content areas, as well as meet the standards in creative and effective ways. This text is intended to give educators a resource to aid them in creating a literacy curriculum. The included chapters written by experts from different universities across the country offer a variety of methods for using YAL to meet the standards while connecting with students. Following a framework first chapter introducing the importance of YAL and discussing its relevance, other authors tackle various ways to teach it. Each chapter may suggest different strategies and rationales for utilizing YAL, but each shares a common purpose with the others: to promote the efficacy of YAL to engage students while at the same time meeting the rigorous standards set forth by the Common Core.

Young Adult Nonfiction

Author: Judith A. Hayn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475812981
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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No matter the location, schools are guided by standards, including Common Core State Standards. This collection of contributions by some of the country’s leading literacy experts offers practical suggestions for implementing young adult literature to meet the demand that standards mandate for focusing on nonfiction in teaching literacy.

Integrating Children s LIterature through the Common Core State Standards

Author: Rachel L. Wadham
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696093
Format: PDF, ePub
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Implementation of the Common Core State Standards with the integration of children's literature can transform teaching and learning into a holistic and engaging experience. • Offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the CCSS • Defines and explains the CCSS three-prong approach to text complexity • Provides usable lesson and unit plans • Explains how to use children's literature as a primary tool for implementing the CCSS

Collecting for the Curriculum The Common Core and Beyond

Author: Amy J. Catalano
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699688
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book—the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections—is for you. • Draws on current research and interviews with some of the most experienced curriculum librarians in the United States to help faculty and teachers better understand the Common Core • Provides explicit applications of the CCSS for librarians working in post-secondary institutions • Covers the diverse teaching strategies of faculty and teachers • Includes an extensive appendix with lists of books that support all curricular areas, as well as lesson ideas and other resources • Offers a regularly updated companion website

The Common Core Grammar Toolkit

Author: Sean Ruday
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317921283
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Common Core’s language standards can seem overwhelming—students need to learn specific, complex grammar rules at each grade level. The Common Core Grammar Toolkit to the rescue! This comprehensive guide makes grammar instruction fun and meaningful. You will learn how to... Teach the Common Core’s language standards for grades 3–5 by presenting each grammar rule as a useful writing tool. Use mentor texts—excerpts from great literature—to help students understand grammar in action. Promote metacognition along the way, so that students become responsible for their own learning. Throughout the book, you'll find step-by-step recommendations for teaching each of the grammar tools, plus classroom snapshots that show you the tools in action, and handy templates that you can use in the classroom. Bonus! The book includes a free annotated bibliography, which is offered as a Supplemental Download on our website. The bibliography lists high-quality young adult literature and gives examples of key grammatical concepts found in each work. It also provides the Common Core Language Standard associated with those concepts!

RX for the Common Core Toolkit for Implementing Inquiry Learning

Author: Mary Boyd Ratzer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695461
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Providing clear explanations of inquiry-based learning in the light of the Common Core, this book is a practical and graphical guide that will serve as a much-needed primer for librarians and educators. • Presents essential questions and key concepts as the framework for efficient, effective change • Provides readers with an understanding of the basics of inquiry learning and preparation to use methods and tools to implement inquiry learning • Explains the rationale for the need to redesign instruction in the context of 21st century education • Examines the Common Core and its relationship to inquiry learning • Prepares readers to use a toolkit for implementation of the skills called for in the CCSS, such as synthesis and evaluation, and in order to train others in the implementation of inquiry-based learning and the CCSS

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas

Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351206893
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.

The Collection s at the Core Revitalize Your Library with Innovative Resources for the Common Core and STEM

Author: Marcia A. Mardis Associate Professor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695054
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development—where to begin? This book investigates these critical topics together to give you the power to transform your collection and practice and put your school library at the center of STEM. • Authored by a former school administrator and school librarian with 15 years' experience working on K–12 STEM initiatives • Enables school librarians to understand the nature and importance of STEM as well as the value of including high-quality, free STEM digital multimedia in library collections • Presents effective strategies for promoting collections to ultimate beneficiaries including learners, educators, parents, community members, and, importantly, other school librarians • Gives school librarians specific criteria and sources with which to build STEM collections that meet national standards for science, health, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as to select resources that cross curriculum areas