Pathways to the Common Core Accelerating Achievement

ISBN-10: 0325043558

ISBN-13: 9780325043555

Edition: 2012

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Description: "As challenging as it must have been to write and finesse the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, that accomplishment is nothing compared to the work of teaching in ways that bring all students to these ambitious expectations. The goal is clear. The pathway is not."-Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher LehmanThe Common Core is written, but the plan for implementing the Common Core is not.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. Specifically, it will help you:* become a more critical consumer of the "standards-based" mandates that are flooding your desk;* craft instruction that supports students in reading more complex texts, developing higher levelcomprehension skills, and writing at the ambitious levels of the CCSS;* develop performance assessments and other tools to propel Common Core reforms; and* create systems of continuous improvement that are transparent, collegial, and accountable.Above all, this book will help you interpret the Common Core as a rallying cry that ignites deep, wide and lasting reforms and, most importantly, accelerates student achievement.Professional learning communities and book clubs save when you order a book study bundle. Get 15 copies of Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement for one low price.

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List price: $33.75
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.45" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Christopher Lehman is an international speaker, education consultant, and New York Times best-selling author. His books include: Pathways to the Common Core with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth; Falling In Love with Close Reading with Kate Roberts; Energize Research Reading and Writing; and A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers. His articles and interviews have appeared in many publications and popular blogs including Voices in the Middle; SmartBrief; EdWeek; Choice Literacy; and Talks with Teachers. Chris has been a middle school teacher; a high-school teacher; a literacy coach; and, for seven years, a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Working with schools around the world as an independent consultant and frequent keynote speaker, he supports educators, coaches, and administrators in developing rigorous and passionate literacy instruction across content areas. A graduate of UW-Madison, Chris went on to receive his M.A. in Teaching at NYU and his Ed.M. in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to consulting and writing, he serves as an educational advisor to the National Center for Families Learning in Washington, D.C., and as a project advisor on a joint NCTE/NCLE national education collaboration initiative. Follow Chris online! Twitter: @iChrisLehman Pinterest: /ChrisLehmanEdu Blog: ChristopherLehman.com

Mary Ehrenworth is coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core (with Lucy Calkins and Christopher Lehman). She is Deputy Director of Middle Schools at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Columbia University. She studied history and literature at Harvard and then curriculum theory and adolescent literacy at Columbia, where she received her doctorate - and then has been lucky to work with three subjects she loves - books, children, and teachers. In addition to Pathways, Mary has authored and co-authored numerous books, including: The Power of Grammar; Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels; Constructing Curriculum and Tackling Complex Texts from Units of Study in Reading; and Looking to Write: Teaching Writing Through the Visual Arts. Mary is also offering support to educators with the Common Core Standards through an online course entitled Harnessing the Common Core Standards to Achieve Higher Levels of Reading and Writing in Your Classroom and School offered through our new Digital Campus.

An Introduction to the Common Core State Standards
Reading Standards
Overview of the Reading Standards: What Do They Say and What Does This Mean for Us?'
Literal Understanding and Text Complexity: Standards 1 and 10
Reading Literature: Standards 2-9
Reading Informational Texts: Standards 2-9
Writing Standards
Overview of the Writing Standards: What Do They Say and What Does This Mean for Us?
The CCSS and Composing Narrative Texts
The CCSS and Composing Argument Texts
The CCSS and Composing Informational Texts
Speaking/Listening and Language Standards
Overview of the Speaking and Listening and of the Language Standards: What Do They Say and What Does This Mean for Us?
CCSS-Aligned Assessments Fuel Whole-School Reform
References
Index
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