"Try This!" segments and discussion questions make this a perfect resource for personal study, preservice teacher education, and school-based professional learning communities.
Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Studies, School of Education, University of Michigan. Michael L. Kamil, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychological Studies in Education, School of Education, Stanford University.
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.
Lori Oczkus’s unique guide for busy teachers offers 12 practical chapters on the hottest literacy topics including independent reading, grouping strategies, formative assessments, nonfiction, fluency, comprehension, and more! Research-based guidelines, classroom examples, and a “Top 5 “ favorite lessons list for every chapter make this an essential reference to help you motivate students and improve literacy. Designed for professional development, Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips includes a study guide and discussion topics that are ideal to discuss at staff meetings or as part of a book club or professional learning community.
Distinguished educator Dorothy Strickland introduces the collection with a discussion of the challenges facing teachers today, a summary of trends and research in early literacy, and suggestions for how these articles can be used in professional development settings. Included with each article are reflection questions to spark discussion in school-based professional learning communities or teacher education classrooms.