Making the Common Core Standards Work

Author: Robert J. Manley
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284431
Format: PDF, Docs
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Essential reading for school leaders! Providing a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new Common Core State Standards, this practical guide focuses on realistic strategies for lasting change within schools. The authors build an inspiring case for how individual schools can develop a world-class education system through targeted professional development. Topics include: Empowering teachers and staff as partners in implementing the new standards Adapting existing curriculum to meet grade-level goals for mathematics and language arts Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards Ensuring that the standards benefit all students, including multicultural learners

Transformational Literacy

Author: Ron Berger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118962230
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Author: Sally A. Spencer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393070
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies

Author: Jared Myracle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118841859
Format: PDF, ePub
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A parent's guide to understanding the Common Core educational standards Designed to ensure a similar level of job and college preparedness for students from all backgrounds and regions, the Common Core standards have been adopted in 45 states from coast to coast. These new common standards are designed to bring many diverse state standards into alignment with each other in math and English to create a set of national educational standards. Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies explains this new set of standards, what it means for students, and how parents can get their children prepared for the school year. Explains what changes to expect in the classroom Includes a grade-by-grade explanation of the new math and English standards Provides tips and exercises for helping students succeed For parents who want to help their kids excel at school, Common Core Standards For Parents For Dummies is a handy, straightforward guide that explains everything they need to know.

It s Not What You Teach But How

Author: Nancy Sulla
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317820754
Format: PDF, Docs
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How do we prepare students to become problem-finders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who can thrive in a global society? The Common Core charts a pathway to success, yet we know that checking off each standard one by one will not achieve the kind of results we want. This powerful book by bestselling author Nancy Sulla has the answers. She explains how teachers can bring students to deeper levels of learning by shifting from the what to the how of the CCSS. She offers seven insights that you can use to teach the standards in a more meaningful way, to bring all of your students to true understanding and application. You’ll uncover how to... Incorporate ends-based teaching to ensure that the instructional focus is on the ultimate goal of each standard and not just on the basic skills; Encourage grappling with content through structured techniques such as problem-based learning, questioning, and simulations; Use cognitive progression, by understanding how the brain learns, to produce real results. Harness the power of language in all disciplines, not just in English language arts; Build executive function in the brain rather than focusing on academic function alone; Increase retention by using learning and practice activities in different ways and by differentiating instruction; and Become a true facilitator, not just a responder to students’ questions. Throughout the book, you’ll find a variety of practical examples from across the curriculum, as well as "Your Turn" opportunities to help you try the ideas in your own classroom. The future may not be easily defined, but it can be shaped by teachers who are right now preparing the next generation of world citizens.

Teaching with the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts PreK 2

Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507662
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are the first academic standards to be independently adopted by almost every state in the country. The purpose and intent of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts (ELA), as well as Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science Education, are the focus of this book. Each of the chapters addresses one of the major English Language Arts domains: literature, informational texts, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening, language, technology, and assessment. The objective of the chapters is twofold: to provide a theoretical background and detailed explanation of each of the CCSS/ELA standards, as well as practical suggestions, classroom vignettes, models, instructional resources, and unit ideas to implement the standards"--

Pathways to the Common Core

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

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards K 5

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217300
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A GPS for connecting standards to lessons Translating the Common Core State Standards into an effective curriculum is at the top of many educators’ to-do list, and this book shows you how. This text familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA core standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them. The author provides practical and accessible tools for developing a map and for making the important connections among all unit map components, including differentiated instruction. Also included are: A rationale for each of the ELA common core standards An overview of the key benefits Reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps

Idiot s Guides The Common Core Standards

Author: Jared T. Bigham, EdD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615647333
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Common Core State Standards are a set of standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade that have been adopted by 45 states in an effort to ensure that all U.S. students are equally prepared for college and careers. But no change in educational policy will ever meet with universal approval, and this change is proving controversial for many reasons. Parents are getting secondhand, biased information in many cases, and lack a clear understanding of what these standards are and how they will affect how and what their children learn. Idiot's Guides: The Common Core Standards will help parents, students, teachers, student teachers, and administrators understand the details of this far-reaching initiative. In it, readers get: A history of the development of the standards-how they came to be, where they have been implemented, and how they compare with those of other countries. An outline of what makes these standards different from previous statewide and standards. Details and examples of how students' classroom learning will change under the Common Core. Ways parents can help students at home--including how to help with homework that may be quite different than what they remember. A breakdown of the standards for English, math, and literacy across other subject areas, by grade level. Answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Common Core. Information on the assessments that students will take as part of the new curricula.

Google Apps Meets Common Core

Author: Michael J. Graham
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483306402
Format: PDF, ePub
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Your all-in-one solution to college and career readiness in the 21st century! Transform your classroom into a 21st century learning lab for college and career ready students! With step-by-step instructions and numerous screen shots for a variety of Google apps, you’ll learn how to meet and exceed Common Core standards with Google’s suite of free, easy-to-use educational tools. This book includes: Detailed instructions for integrating Common Core technology standards into your curriculum Sample lesson plans and correlations for elementary, middle school, and high school Links to training videos, websites, student samples, and interviews with Google Apps for Education users