Rigor Is Not a Four Letter Word

ISBN-10: 1596670924

ISBN-13: 9781596670921

Edition: 2008

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Reader-friendly and practical, Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word is filled with tools you can use every day to raise the level of rigor in your classroom. These strategies can be incorporated immediately across content areas, grades, and subjects. Barbara Blackburn clearly defines what rigor is and how individual teachers can provide challenging learning experiences in their classrooms to prepare students for a better future.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Eye On Education, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
The Case for Rigor
Introduction
The Call for Rigor
Reading Between the Lines
The Silent Epidemic
Does This Really Matter?
Students' Perceptions of Rigor
Stumbling Blocks to Rigor
It's Your Turn!
Who Knows What It Means?
It's Your Turn!
Does Anyone Know How to Get There?
Courses/Course Content
Assessments
Teacher/Student Interaction
It's Your Turn!
But What About This?
It's Your Turn!
Where Do I Go From Here?
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Digging Into Rigor
Expecting Students to Learn at High Levels
Levels of Questioning
New Bloom's Taxonomy
Ciardiello's Four Types of Questions
Quality QUESTIONS
It's Your Turn!
Differentiated Instruction and Multiple Intelligences
It's Your Turn!
Supporting Each Student to Learn at High Levels
Student Motivation
Value
It's Your Turn!
Success
It's Your Turn!
Student Engagement
It's Your Turn!
Rigor Does Not Stand Alone
Demonstrating Learning at High Levels
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Overview of Chapters 3 Through 7
Raise the Level of Content
Valuing Depth
It's Your Turn!
Increasing Text Difficulty
It's Your Turn!
Creating Connections
It's Your Turn!
Reviewing, Not Repeating
It's Your Turn!
Evaluating Content
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Increase Complexity
Complexity Through Projects
It's Your Turn!
Complexity in Writing
It's Your Turn!
Complexity as You Assess Prior Knowledge
It's Your Turn!
Complexity With Vocabulary
It's Your Turn!
Complexity in Review Games
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Give Appropriate Support and Guidance
Scaffolding During Reading Activities
It's Your Turn!
Modeling Expected Instructional Behaviors
It's Your Turn!
Providing Clear Expectations
It's Your Turn!
Chunking Big Tasks
It's Your Turn!
Presenting Multiple Opportunities to Learn
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Open Your Focus
Open-Ended Questioning
It's Your Turn!
Open-Ended Vocabulary Instruction
It's Your Turn!
Open-Ended Projects
It's Your Turn!
Open-Ended Choices for Students
It's Your Turn!
Open-Ended From the Beginning
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Raise Expectations
Expecting the Best
Belief
Encouragement
Support
Time
It's Your Turn!
Expanding the Vision
It's Your Turn!
Learning Is Not Optional
It's Your Turn!
Tracking Progress
It's Your Turn!
Creating a Culture
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Assessment and Grading
Assessment That Impacts Learning
Using Formative Assessment to Fuel Your Instruction
It's Your Turn!
Grading Practices
It's Your Turn!
Perspectives on Grading
Grading Without Guilt
Recognize Value
It's Your Turn!
Shift the Emphasis
Provide Clear Guidelines
Require Quality Work
Communicate Clearly
Be Patient
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Opportunities and Challenges
Where Should I Begin?
It's Your Turn!
How Do I Handle Resistance from Students?
It's Your Turn!
What Do I Say to Parents?
It's Your Turn!
How Should I Respond When Other Teachers Aren't Supportive?
It's Your Turn!
How Can I Gauge Progress?
It's Your Turn!
Conclusion
Activities for a Schoolwide or Districtwide Focus on Rigor
Curriculum Alignment/Adjustments
Grading
A Final Note
A Selection of Helpful Resources
Increased Expectations/Schoolwide Implementation Efforts
Instructional Strategies
Grading/Assessment
Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
Sources for Research Reports/Data About Readiness for College and the Workforce
Standards
Southern Regional Education Board
Working With Standards
Miscellaneous Online Sources
References
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