Energize Research Reading and Writing Fresh Strategies to Spark Interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Key Common Core Standards, Grades 4-8

ISBN-10: 0325043574

ISBN-13: 9780325043579

Edition: 2012

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Description: "If you are looking for a way to teach research wisely and well, it's here. If you are looking for a way to teach curiosity and critical thinking, it's here. If you are looking for down to earth inspiration, sprinkled with wit, it's here. Chris will have you dog-earring favorite pages, laughing out loud at unerringly true quips, and copying sections to share with colleagues."-Lucy Calkins, coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core"In this irreverently practical guide, Lehman offers writing teachers far more powerful roles than being a taskmaster and error seeker: model, coach, guide, partner, and appreciator."-Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, coauthor of Best Practice, 4thedition"I love that Chris teaches such thorough methods, and can make you laugh out loud with his wry sense of humor. Chris's experience, warmth, and wit make this book a 'must-have' for anyone teaching students to research and express their research in writing, in any discipline. " -Mary Ehrenworth, coauthor of Pathways to the Common Core"Gorgeously written and structured, every page offers practical, delightful lessons and suggestions promising to ignite every student's passion for reading cool facts and then teaching them to others through writing."-Katherine Bomer, author of Hidden Gems"When we embrace the messy excitement of the [research] process and the drive to inspire others, we can energize our students, our instruction, and ourselves." -Christopher LehmanSit down with Christopher Lehmanas he shares the strategies he has used to make research reading and writing real and motivating for students. Chris draws on his experience with the Reading and Writing Project and as co-author of Pathways to the Common Core to help you tailor your instruction to your students' needs, get to the heart of the Common Core State Standards, and, most importantly, challenge your students to become driven, inquisitive thinkers who can meet the demands of school and life in the 21stcentury.Energize Research Reading and Writingprovides a menu of fresh, classroom-tested strategies for teaching research across allcontents as well as:at-a-glance guides for differentiation-ways to ramp up strategies for experienced researchers and ways to make them accessible for emerging researcherssamples of grade level language for each strategy and tips for content-area teachersideas for using the strategies to build plans for the short and long research projects that the CCSS requiresa quick-reference chart that links each strategy to the CCSS so you can quickly turn to the strategies that aim to align with a particular standard.Use this book as a complete research unit plan or as a source for targeted strategies. Energize Research Reading and Writinghas all the tools you need to transform your students into engaged and independent researchers.

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Book details

List price: $25.63
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.70" wide x 9.20" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.858
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

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