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Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K–5 School Librarians

Leading the Common Core Initiative: A Guide for K–5 School Librarians

Author: Carl A. Harvey II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694926

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

Collecting for the Curriculum: The Common Core and Beyond

Collecting for the Curriculum: The Common Core and Beyond

Author: Amy J. Catalano

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610699686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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If you're a librarian charged with collecting curriculum materials and children's literature to support the Common Core State Standards, then this book—the only one that offers explicit advice on collection development in curriculum collections—is for you. • Draws on current research and interviews with some of the most experienced curriculum librarians in the United States to help faculty and teachers better understand the Common Core • Provides explicit applications of the CCSS for librarians working in post-secondary institutions • Covers the diverse teaching strategies of faculty and teachers • Includes an extensive appendix with lists of books that support all curricular areas, as well as lesson ideas and other resources • Offers a regularly updated companion website

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Author: Liz Knowles

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696364

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

Reading Across Multiple Texts in the Common Core Classroom, K-5

Reading Across Multiple Texts in the Common Core Classroom, K-5

Author: Janice A. Dole

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807755907

Category: Education

Page: 145

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This teacher-friendly resource addresses one of the most important critical reading skills in the Common Core State Standards --reading across multiple texts. As the world grows ever more complicated, students more than ever need to become skillful at reading multiple sources, comparing, contrasting, and integrating texts. Responding specifically to Standards 7 and 9, this guide shows teachers how to work with students as they read, think about, critique, and evaluate multiple texts, including narrative and informational, print, graphic, and video, hard copy and online. The authors provide strategies for helping students answer text-dependent questions, find evidence in a text, and scan for information. Model lessons developed and taught by the authors and their professional colleagues will be especially useful to teachers whether they are beginning or expanding their own teaching of multiple texts.

Integrating Children's LIterature through the Common Core State Standards

Integrating Children's LIterature through the Common Core State Standards

Author: Rachel L. Wadham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610696098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Implementation of the Common Core State Standards with the integration of children's literature can transform teaching and learning into a holistic and engaging experience. • Offers an easy-to-understand explanation of the CCSS • Defines and explains the CCSS three-prong approach to text complexity • Provides usable lesson and unit plans • Explains how to use children's literature as a primary tool for implementing the CCSS

Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans, K–5

Teaching STEM and Common Core with Mentor Texts: Collaborative Lesson Plans, K–5

Author: Anastasia Suen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

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Librarians can use this book to become leaders in their schools, collaborating with teachers to keep them abreast of resources that will facilitate the inclusion of STEM in the curriculum. • Offers five library lessons for each STEM subject based on a mentor text and a lesson for the collaborating teacher • Provides a booktalk to interest the students and a "Book Time" section that allows for reading all or parts of the book accompanied by a general discussion • Shows the range of grades for which each lesson is most suited and how it can be adapted • Includes a graphic organizer (GO Chart) with each lesson, as well as two options for assessing the lesson

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms: English Language Arts, Grades 3-5

Author: Margo Gottlieb

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452278285

Category: Education

Page: 225

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Make every student fluent in the language of learning. The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language. Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can: Design and implement thematic units for learning Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students Examine standards-centered materials for academic language Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students Create differentiated content and language objectives Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language Reflect on teaching and learning

Kindergarten and the Common Core

Kindergarten and the Common Core

Author: Kathy Brown

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781625215079

Category: Education

Page: 176

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How do we teach with rigor to our youngest learners? How do we implement standards that spell out quite clearly what students must know, but do not give us either the methods or materials that help our students achieve such skills? This professional resource provides practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment where our youngest learners can thrive in mastering core kindergarten content along with the Common Core standards. The routines and activities in this book have been thoroughly classroom tested and aligned with best practices. The authors show you how to create a magical kindergarten environment that creates a community of confident learners full of excitement and enthusiasm!

The Common Core in Action: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans for K–6 Librarians

The Common Core in Action: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans for K–6 Librarians

Author: Deborah J Jesseman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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This book addresses Common Core State Standard curriculum resources to assist the school librarian in collaborating with classroom teachers. • Offers you the opportunity to exercise leadership in your school, playing a key role in the implementation of the CCSS in all subject areas and collaborating with instructors to co-teach lessons correlated with the standards • Provides ready-to-implement lesson plans cross-referenced to the CCSS for all grade levels • Shares collection development planning guidelines relating to the CCSS • Includes resource suggestions and additional lesson plans in all content areas

Key to Aligning Your K-5 Class with CCSS

Key to Aligning Your K-5 Class with CCSS

Author: Ask a Tech Teacher

Publisher: Structured Learning LLC

ISBN: 9780984588145

Category: Education

Page: 69

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Looking for Common Core lesson plans? THE KEY TO ALIGNING YOUR K-5 CLASS WITH COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS: 30 Projects that integrate technology into core lesson plans is for classroom teachers, technology integration specialists and lab professionals, as a resource for aligning their technology program with the Common Core State Standards now implemented in forty-six states. You will find it a foundational tool for scaffolding technology into the areas of math, language, reading, writing, speaking and listening as is required in CCSS. Overall, they are authentic approaches to student-centered learning, asking the student to be a risk-taker in his/her educational goals and the teacher to act as guide. The essential questions are open-ended and conversations organic and inquiry-driven, ultimately asking students to take responsibility for the process of their own learning. It can be used as a resource book, to provide exciting new lessons that seamlessly blend technology with lesson plans and involve students in the many new tools available to enrich their educational experiences, or a road map, plotting the vertical planning and differentiated instruction fundamental to CCSS goals. There are thirty lessons, five per grade level, covering: audio stories blogging brainstorming Collaborative writing Create how-to directions creative book review digital storytelling Essential ingredients to stories Explore the world Parts of a whole Write and publish a story write stories in comics Writing craft and structure Digital portfolios Estimate, visualize, verify Excel and arrays GE Literary Tour GE research Math Online communication tools Practice letters and words online Research–source authenticity Shapes are everywhere Shelfari book reviews Skype Storybird Timelines word recognition Each includes: The Common Core State Standard alignment The Essential Question—the Big Idea An Overview Objectives and Steps A Sample (where appropriate) Links to related websites and material (where applicable) Additional grade levels suitable for the lesson

Less Is More in Elementary School

Less Is More in Elementary School

Author: Renee Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317692461

Category: Education

Page: 162

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In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they’re ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, get the most out of assessment, communicate with families, and engage students in their own learning. This much-needed book will help you meet the demands of the Common Core more efficiently and effectively. You’ll learn how to... integrate the curriculum so that you can take time to slow down and explore topics in depth; help students become critical readers, problem solvers, collaborators, and communicators; make students more engaged, reflective, and self-regulating; get the most out of assessment during this era of high-stakes testing; maintain high expectations for all students but modify instruction to ensure all students progress; communicate more effectively with families to build trust during a time of change and high-stakes assessments; and overcome obstacles, such as the emphasis on testing, the need for more technology, and finding teacher collaboration time. Each chapter is filled with practical strategies that you can implement immediately, as well as suggested resources for learning more about a particular topic.

Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans

Author: Lauren Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317922155

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Schools nationwide are transitioning to the Common Core--our advice to you: Don't go it alone! Our new book, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, K-5, shows you that teaching the Common Core State Standards in the elementary grades doesn't have to be intimidating! This easy-to-use guide provides model lesson plans for teaching the standards in reading, writing, speaking/listening, and language. Get engaging lesson plans that are grade-appropriate, easy to implement and include ready-to-use reproducible handouts, assessments, resources, and ideas to help you modify the lesson for both struggling and advanced learners. Our Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans are designed to fit seamlessly into your K-5 curriculum. You get practical tips for revamping your existing lessons to meet the standards. Students learn how to read informational texts, write opinion-based essays, and improve their speaking and listening skills. Grammar mini-lessons and foundational skills mini-lessons will help you teach language conventions, phonics, fluency, and more! We take the guesswork out of Common Core lesson plans with this practical, easy-to-use guide. All lesson plans are grade-appropriate, and every lesson plan includes... Common Core State Standards covered in the lesson Overview of objectives and focus of the lesson Background knowledge required and time required A detailed, step-by-step agenda for the lesson, plus a materials list Differentiation ideas to adapt the lesson for different kinds of learners Assessment ideas, including rubrics and scoring guides A place for your notes: what worked; what can improve Bonus! We show you how to extend the lessons into longer units to suit your particular grade's curriculum, and even help you create more of your own lessons!