The implementation of Common Core Standards means we have to rethink what we are teaching and how we teach it. Children are expected to dive deeper into more challenging texts, especially informational texts, right from the start of their school years. This book shows you how to create powerful connections that can strengthen primary-grade students’ literacy skills while deepening their content knowledge.
In her down-to-earth style, Jennifer Altieri takes a closer look at what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the English Language Arts require of our students, and then provides scores of practical strategies you can use to incorporate the reading, writing, and thinking skills inherent in the CCSS across content areas and throughout the school day. She focuses especially on helping you teach from informational texts effectively with your students.
In these pages, you’ll learn