By Amy J. Catalano
If you are a librarian charged with amassing curriculum fabrics and kid's literature to help the typical center kingdom criteria, then this book―the just one that provides particular recommendation on assortment improvement in curriculum collections―is for you.
• attracts on present study and interviews with one of the most skilled curriculum librarians within the usa to aid school and lecturers larger comprehend the typical Core
• presents specific functions of the CCSS for librarians operating in post-secondary associations
• Covers the varied instructing suggestions of school and teachers
• contains an in depth appendix with lists of books that aid all curricular components, in addition to lesson principles and different resources
• bargains an often up-to-date better half website
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Additionally, board games are more easily modified to adapt to the time allowed in the classroom than other lesson plans. As Harris states, “While a lot of fun to play, these games represent a purposeful activity with deep learning embedded within a structured activity” (2014a). Further, well-designed games allow for cooperative learning, open-ended solutions for problem-based learning, student engagement, and opportunities for cooperative learning. As Harris (2014a) notes, the CCSS is really just a shift back to “timetested instructional strategies of the past,” including inquiry, constructivism, and learning through play.
Supporting students in a time of core standards: English language arts, grades preK-2. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. This work, written for teachers and administrators, shows how educators can integrate the principles of National Council Teachers of English with the CCSS standards in ELA to create learning environments that are responsive to the needs of all learners. The majority of the book focuses on exploring classrooms that have succeeded in applying the Standards, while maintaining culturally relevant literacy practices in K-2, with an emphasis on English Language Learners.
Each chapter addresses the anchor standards for each category, discussing the research and theories related each to standard, with attendant exercises that allow teachers to apply this information to their own practice. Much of the information is based upon the principles of linguistics, which the authors note is an effective means of teaching language arts, although not often used to inform modern ELA pedagogy. Other common core professional books worth checking out: Beers, G. K. (2012). Notice and note: Strategies for close reading.
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