Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

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Design effective CCSS-aligned lessons for secondary students If you want to revamp your secondary English Language Arts curriculum to reflect the Common Core State Standards, this book is the perfect resource. The authors move the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Each lesson template includes: Intended grade level band, timeline, and the type of student writing involved Connections to supporting theory, including the Backward Design model Variations to differentiate lessons for diverse student populations Ways to link the lesson to technology and service learning Reproducible handoutsDIFFERENTIATION TIP: Students can finish writing and even typing up their essays at home. HANDOUT ... Also, students may make suggestions for future argument topics for this activity. ... The value in it is that it encourages students to be more reflective and to produce coherent, well-structured, evidencebased arguments.

Title:Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12
Author:Vicky Giouroukakis, Maureen Connolly
Publisher:Corwin Press - 2012-04-17


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