The Common Core Lesson Book, K-5

Working with Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Reading Skills

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325042930

Category: Education

Page: 374

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"To reach their potential, children need an engaging environment and a reason to learn. This book is aimed at helping teachers implement quality Common Core instruction around this principle." -Gretchen Owocki The quality of instruction is the most important factor in helping students meet the Common Core Standards. That's why Gretchen Owocki's Common Core Lesson Book empowers teachers with a comprehensive framework for implementation that enhances existing curriculum and extends it to meet Common Core goals. "Children," writes Gretchen (author of The RTI Daily Planning Book), "need teachers who believe in the power of meaningful reading as a context for instruction." She breaks the CCSS reading standards into manageable chunks that emphasize engaged, authentic reading and differentiated teaching. For each standard, she offers: a clear description of what it asks from students an instructional decision tree that connects assessment to planning instructional strategies that gradually release responsibility to students techniques for intensifying instruction when readers need more support. "In implementing the standards," writes Gretchen, "we want children to deeply engage with multiple forms of reading. I wrote this book to offer encouragement to stay grounded in meaningful instruction, and to offer a set of strategies that emphasize meaningful reading." Respond to the Common Core with The Common Core Lesson Book-you'll help students meet the standards, and so much more. PLCs and book-study groups! Save 15% when you buy 15 copies with the Common Core Lesson Book Book Study Bundle!
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Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K–5 School Librarians

A Guide for K–5 School Librarians

Author: Carl A. Harvey II,Linda L. Mills

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Defining both the Common Core Standards and the school librarian's role in their implementation, this book offers ready-to-use lesson plans and other tools for grades K–5 and identifies opportunities for collaborative teaching. • Defines the Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics • Draws parallels to American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards • Discusses the impact of the CCSS on specific aspects of library administration, such as policies and collection management • Examines how CCSS affects classroom and collaborative instruction in the library • Identifies opportunities for the librarian to help in staff development in the CCSS
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The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Author: Liz Knowles,Martha Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons
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The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8

Lessons for Increasingly Complex Literature, Informational Texts, and Content-Area Reading

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325057316

Category: Education

Page: 232

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"Working effectively with the standards requires the critical understanding that the teacher-not the standard or the program-is the most important variable affecting adolescents' achievement." -Gretchen Owocki The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8 makes the reading goals of the standards doable for teachers in every content area. It also keeps the focus on instruction that's meaningful to adolescents and that supports deep engagement with literacy and your subject-area content. "I wanted to honor the intent of the standards," writes author Gretchen Owocki, "and at the same time respect the fact that students are eleven, twelve, and thirteen years old only once in their lives." Gretchen has matched sensible, step-by-step teaching strategies to the 10 reading anchor standards, giving you instructional choices that you can match to your students' needs, your goals for their development as readers, and your content-area's key texts. Whether you are a skilled teacher of reading or new to it, Gretchen pays special attention to the needs of literacy teachers and subject-area teachers alike with tools you'll use every day: a precise description of what each standard asks from adolescents instructional decision trees that simplify lesson planning clearly presented instructional strategies that release responsibility to students "students who..."suggestions for tailoring support to meet kids' individual needs. For close reading, citing textual evidence, evaluating arguments, analyzing visual media, or anything the Common Core reading standards ask for, rely on The Common Core Reading Book, 6-8. You'll find a framework sturdy enough to teach with, flexible enough to plan from, and so respectful of you and your students that it will soon become core to your teaching. Begin reading now with our sample chapter.
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The Common Core Writing Book, 6-8

Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325062877

Category: Common Core State Standards (Education)

Page: 296

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The practices you will find in this book have been used effectively by many teachers. Here they are altered and redesigned with special attention to the CCSS-in a way that maintains the potential for teacher control and decision making in the best interest of learners. -Gretchen Owocki Whether it's developing arguments, writing informational texts, or pulling evidence from literary and informational texts to support their claims, the Common Core asks students to do the hard work of higher-level writing across the content areas. To help with the hard work of teaching, The Common Core Writing Book, 6-8 presents a comprehensive framework of strategies and lessons for enhancing or building a middle school writing curriculum. Within each section, you will find a set of instructional practices-demonstrations, collaborative engagements, and independent applications- that allow students to gradually take control of complex thinking and activity. Gretchen Owocki covers not only the English Language Arts standards, but all the writing standards for literacy in social studies, science, and technical subjects. She identifies those lessons that work best in content-area classrooms, offers suggestions for cross-disciplinary collaboration, and provides common language for teachers across the disciplines. She shares resources and supports such as: decision trees that help you differentiate by matching students to lessons assessment tools to determine writers' needs instructional strategies, including minilessons dozens of reproducibles, including mentor texts, graphic organizers, and planning templates for writers. "Effective teaching," writes Gretchen, "is about taking note of learners' knowledge, engagement, and responses to instruction-and shaping instruction around what is observed." With her Common Core Writing Book, 6-8 you'll have a robust set of meaningful, authentic lessons and tools for not only teaching well but creating and sustaining engagement so that your writers continue to improve across the year.
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The Common Core Writing Book, K-5

Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780325048055

Category: Education

Page: 240

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As she did for reading in the bestselling "Common Core Lesson Book, " Owocki empowers teachers with information and proven practices. She breaks the writing anchor standards into manageable chunks, emphasizing differentiation, engagement, and writing for authentic purposes.
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Pathways to the Common Core

Accelerating Achievement

Author: Lucy Calkins,Mary Ehrenworth,Christopher Lehman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325043555

Category: Education

Page: 214

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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.
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The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 3-5

Author: Leslie Blauman,Jim Burke

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483349853

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 3803

This book explains what the standards say, what they mean, and how to teach them. The book is organized by the Anchor Standards in the following categories: Reading Literature Informational Text Foundational Reading Skills (This is a departure from the 6-12 standards that we will have to consider in design/format) Writing Speaking and Listening Language
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The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6

Tools and Strategies for Collecting and Assessing Reading Data & Targeted Follow-up Instruction

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325017310

Category: Computers

Page: 315

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Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of The RTI Daily Planning Book. A $420 value for $357-SAVE $63! Children's needs differ so vastly that a single program designed to support numerous students can only do so much. More than anything else, your students need you to use your professional expertise to unravel their needs and to plan instruction that is directly responsive. -Gretchen Owocki The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6 makes exemplary RTI possible in every reading classroom. Gretchen Owocki (author of Comprehension) gives you clear-cut directions and specific tools and strategies for RTI that are sensible and developmentally sensitive. She breaks the process down to its essentials: Collecting & Assessing Reading Data Gretchen's research-based framework shows exactly what to assess and how reproducible rubrics, data charts, and class checklists for ongoing assessment, gauge readers' progress and point toward follow-ups Targeted Follow-Up Instruction streamlined strategies linked to assessments by if-then strands help you meet wide-ranging needs efficiently ideas for grouping that increase your instructional flexibility and help you avoid unnecessary interruptions. Gretchen's authentic reading assessments give you the truest-possible sense of your readers' abilities and open up opportunities for differentiation. She follows these with suggestions for planning and organizing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction to meet all readers' needs during the day. RTI doesn't have to be complicated. "The success of RTI depends simply on teachers engaging in thoughtful assessment that leads to thoughtful instruction," writes Gretchen Owocki. "But teachers have to be ready-really ready." Get ready with The RTI Daily Planning Book, K-6 and let it make RTI focused and effective.
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What Works in Writing Instruction

Research and Practices

Author: Deborah Dean

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814152119

Category: Education

Page: 217

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The Death and Resurrection of a Coherent Literature Curriculum

What Secondary English Teachers Can Do

Author: Sandra Stotsky

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1610485580

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 9907

Unless experienced and well-read English teachers can develop coherent and increasingly demanding literature curricula in their schools, average high school students will remain at about the fifth or sixth grade reading level--where they now are to judge from several independent sources. This book seeks to challenge education policy makers, test developers, and educators who discourage the assignment of appropriately difficult works to high school students and make construction of a coherent literature curriculum impossible.
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Reading Reconsidered

A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction

Author: Doug Lemov,Colleen Driggs,Erica Woolway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119104246

Category: Education

Page: 456

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In the 2010 article ?Building a Better Teacher??the article that ?launched? Teach Like a Champion, journalist Elizabeth Green compared two schools of thought?one that teaching skills were the most important driver of classroom learning, the other that content knowledge was the true driver. Some readers saw a conflict between these two perspectives. The authors of Reading Reconsidered have always thought that the answer was more complex: that technique was irreplaceable and helped teachers maximize the application of their subject knowledge but there was also no substitute for content knowledge. Moreover, they believed, there were in fact techniques specific to each of the content areas that drive results and could be delineated and learned like the general techniques in Teach Like a Champion. Reading Reconsidered is the authors' first effort to take on the challenge of defining subject specific methods. It is an anxious time for many teachers but also a time of great opportunity. This book will provide a road map from confusion to success. CONTENTS. Chapter 1: Reading the Data Chapter 2: Choosing What to Read Chapter 3: Close Reading Chapter 4: Making Non-Fiction Stick Chapter 5: The Epic Importance of Word Study and Vocabulary Chapter 6: Reading More; Reading Better Chapter 7: Interactive Reading Chapter 8: Writing for Reading Chapter 9: Intellectual Autonomy
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Generation Bullied 2.0

Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Our Most Vulnerable Students

Author: sj Miller

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781433120718

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Bullying is a contemporary wildfire of a social problem that continues to burn, scar, and even kill U.S. schoolchildren on a daily basis. Not only do the targets of bullying suffer in their abilities to grow, learn and succeed; so do bystanders, and even the bullies themselves. <I>Generation BULLIED 2.0 details the nature of bullying as a tremendously negative force in schools today and offers practical, research-based strategies for constructing and cultivating cultures that support learning, safety, and dignity for everyone. Analyzing the nature and inadequacy of current anti-bullying policies, <I>Generation BULLIED 2.0 explores how stereotyping and other negative behaviors are reinforced and sustained in both large and small ways at school. Its critical narratives of commonly bullied individuals and groups are representative of events that transpire every day across the country's education system. Focusing on the most common targets of bullying: race, gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, physical and mental disability, and cyber-abuse, this book does not offer simplistic solutions. Instead, it offers empowerment to readers while providing tools for elevating social justice and preventing bullying from taking root as a supposedly normal part of life in our society.
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The Knowledge Deficit

Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children

Author: E. D. Hirsch

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547346960

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The Knowledge Deficit illuminates the real issue in education today -- without an effective curriculum, American students are losing the global education race. In this persuasive book, the esteemed education critic, activist, and best-selling author E.D. Hirsch, Jr., shows that although schools are teaching the mechanics of reading, they fail to convey the knowledge needed for the more complex and essential skill of reading comprehension. Hirsch corrects popular misconceptions about hot issues in education, such as standardized testing, and takes to task educators' claims that they are powerless to overcome class differences. Ultimately, this essential book gives parents and teachers specific tools for enhancing children's abilities to fully understand what they read.
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Growing Readers

Units of Study in the Primary Classroom

Author: Kathy Collins

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571103732

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.
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The Common Core

Teaching Students in Grades 6-12 to Meet the Reading Standards

Author: Maureen McLaughlin,Brenda J. Overturf

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077063

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 2022

Maureen McLaughlin and Brenda Overturf explain the key points of the CCSS and describe how to use the Standards effectively in grades 6–12 instruction. The authors delve into important topics such as assessment, implementation, and curriculum—as well as the implications of the Common Core for special populations such as English learners, students with disabilities, and gifted and talented students. In addition to a focus on disciplinary literacy throughout the book, there is an entire chapter devoted to helping you teach students to use disciplinary strategies to engage, guide, and extend their thinking. The second part of this book is even more exciting: 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 middle school and high school 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 teaching tools make this the resource you’ll turn to again and again as you implement the CCSS in your classroom, school, and district.
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Simply Better

Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success

Author: Bryan Goodwin

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614028

Category: Education

Page: 184

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We already know what works in schools; we just need to focus on getting it right. This is the premise of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, which offers a practical, research-based framework for improving student achievement. According to author Bryan Goodwin, decades of research have shown time and again that focusing on the following five essential practices can vastly increase students' chances of doing well in school: * Guaranteeing that instruction is challenging, engaging, and intentional * Ensuring curricular pathways to success * Providing whole-child student supports * Creating high-performance school cultures * Developing data-driven, high-reliability district systems Whether at the district-, school-, or classroom-level, educators don't need to reinvent the wheel or pursue the latest trends to ensure that students succeed. This powerful book reveals what research clearly shows works best in schools, and provides a valuable blueprint for turning that knowledge into visible results.
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Teaching Reading Sourcebook

Author: Bill Honig,Linda Diamond,Linda Gutlohn

Publisher: Arena Press

ISBN: 9781571286901

Category: Education

Page: 826

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"Prepare students for future success by using effective reading instruction that's proven to work. The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated second edition is an indispensable resource that combines evidence-based research with actionable instructional strategies. It is an essential addition to any educator's professional literacy library--elementary, secondary, university." -- back cover.
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Make Way for Literacy!

Teaching the Way Young Children Learn

Author: Gretchen Owocki

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Make Way for Literacy! starts with a brief explanation of how literacy begins to develop, first in a child's home and neighborhood. Owocki points out the various individual traits, family activities, and basic literacy practices that can be so influential-and then focuses on preschool, kindergarten, and the primary grades. Next, the book offers four key principles for understanding and facilitating literacy.
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The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)

Author: Mark Bauerlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636893

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.
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