Close Reading of Informational Texts: Assessment-Driven Instruction in Grades 3-8

Guilford Press
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This essential book provides a roadmap for instruction and assessment of close reading skills in grades 3-8. To engage deeply with informational texts--a key requirement of the Common Core standards--students need to determine what details are important, how they fit together to convey a central idea, and how to synthesize information from multiple sources. They also need to understand the unique demands of different text features and structures. Presenting effective instructional strategies that teachers can tailor to their own classrooms, the book includes lesson plans, vignettes, and examples of student work, plus a Study Guide with professional learning activities and discussion questions.
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About the author

Sunday Cummins, PhD, is a literacy consultant and facilitator for the New Schools Project at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. Formerly, she was Assistant Professor of Education in the Reading and Language Department at National Louis University. Prior to teaching at National Louis, Dr. Cummins worked in the public schools for 10 years as a middle school and third-grade teacher and as a literacy coach. Dr. Cummins has written articles for The Reading Teacher and Talking Points, and shares her work on teaching with informational texts by presenting at state, national, and international conferences. Her website is www.Sunday-Cummins.com.
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Publisher
Guilford Press
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Published on
Nov 28, 2012
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Pages
194
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ISBN
9781462507870
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / Elementary
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy
Language Arts & Disciplines / Reading Skills
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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