A Close Look at Close Reading

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades K–5

Author: Diane Lapp,Barbara Moss,María Grant

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620346

Category: Education

Page: 200

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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.
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Vocabulary for the Common Core

Author: Robert J. Marzano,Julia A. Simms

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 0985890231

Category: Education

Page: 144

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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.
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Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452217300

Category: Education

Page: 236

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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
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Common Core Curriculum: United States History, Grades 3-5

Author: Common Core

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118526965

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1981

Created by teachers, for teachers, the curriculum maps in this series present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for the different skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards for various subjects.
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The Common Core

Teaching K-5 Students to Meet the Reading Standards

Author: Maureen McLaughlin,Brenda J. Overturf

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872078159

Category: Education

Page: 216

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Here’s an essential resource for everyone interested in effectively implementing the Common Core State Standards for the English Language Arts in grades K–5. First, Maureen McLaughlin and Brenda Overturf explain the key points of the CCSS and describe how to use the Standards effectively in instruction. The authors delve into important topics such as assessment, implementation, and curriculum—as well as the implications of Common Core for beginning readers and special populations such as English learners, students with disabilities, and gifted and talented students. The second part of this book offers a detailed look at each of the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, combined with practical guidance on how to use those Standards to teach your students. Each Standard is aligned with accessible, appropriate, research-based strategies to help you integrate the ELA Standards into a series of rich, connected, instructional tasks. Classroom applications, student examples, and valuable resources make this a book you’ll turn to again and again as you implement the CCSS in your classroom, school, and district.
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Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts

Meeting the Common Core With Intellectual Integrity, K–12

Author: Lois A. Lanning

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 145224197X

Category: Education

Page: 158

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Fusing Lynn Erickson's groundbreaking curriculum model with implementation guidelines and sample units, this book puts you on the fast track to using concept-based curriculum.
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Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331768

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9936

Your blueprint for skilled Common Core literacy alignment! This all-in-one instructional resource is your best guide to building high quality, CCCS-aligned curriculum units across Grades 6–12 easily, manageably, and effectively. Master teacher Kathy Tuchman Glass provides thorough explanations and step-by-step exercises and templates centered around key CCCS ELA concepts to help you Challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework Use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study Identify CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing, and other critical competencies Conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development
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Common Core Standards and English Language Arts Grades 6 -12: Strategies for Student Success

Author: Toby Karten

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1935609823

Category: Education

Page: 6

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The tri-fold laminated reference guide Common Core Standards & English Language Arts: Strategies for Student Success (Grades 6-12) by Toby Karten presents an at-a-glance overview of the CCSS for English Language Arts (ELA) for students in grades 6-12. It is intended to help middle and high school teachers understand the organization and application of the standards for diverse students, including those with special needs.Topics covered in the guide include: * Challenges of the cross-disciplinary design of CCSS for ELA at the secondary level * College and career readiness (CCR) * CCR anchor standards for reading: literature (RL) and informational text (RI) * CCR anchor standards for writing (W) * CCR anchor standards for speaking and listening (SL) * CCR anchor standards for language (L) * Differentiating instruction for students at different reading levels * Models for measuring and evaluating text complexity * Strategies for helping students with disabilities achieve ELA standards The CCSS for ELA raise the bar to ensure students master the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills they need to be college and career ready in literacy. They will yield effective outcomes for all students—including those with disabilities—if educators creatively and consistently embrace them and connect them to all of their students.
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Curriculum Mapping

A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 148336156X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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This resource provides a user-friendly process for creating a curriculum year overview that meets standards. Includes developed curriculum maps, blank templates, and more!
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Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners

A Leader's Guide

Author: Andrea Honigsfeld,Maria G. Dove

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452241961

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Your English Language Learners are counting on you and your fellow educators to collaborate effectively. The increasing English language learner (ELL) population means schools need proven systems for ensuring that the students of the future are able to thrive. One of the most promising approaches is this collaborative one, pioneered by America’s leading authorities on collaboration and co-teaching for ELL achievement. Honigsfeld and Dove’s resources in this book include: Tools for creating a collaborative service delivery that will enable you to address ELLs unique needs The latest research findings on best instructional strategies that benefit ELLs Leadership vignettes documenting authentic practices from around the US Professional learning activities (for teams or individuals) to enhance their collaborative practices for the sake of ELLs With this book the authors offer a leadership companion to their best-selling teacher’s guide, Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners, developed for general education and English as a second language (ESL) teachers.
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Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9

Author: Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452272581

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 8962

This user-friendly resource provides step-by-step guidance and a detailed template for creating meaningful lessons that are differentiated according to students' learning characteristics.
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Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum

Author: Cindy A. Strickland,Kathy Tuchman Glass

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452272816

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Complementing the second edition of The Parallel Curriculum, this guide offers workshops, scripts, agendas, activities, and more for facilitating professional development on the Parallel Curriculum Model.
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Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé
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