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(ASCD book, 2013) 7" x 9", 220 pages
Book Review for Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words That Make or Break Student Understanding
“Marilee provides teachers with a practical, flexible approach for not only identifying the most important Tier II words for students within the common core, but she also provides the reader with great interactive activities to help students process the words.”
Kristen Swanson, Ed.D, BrighBytes Senior Educational Technology Leader, San Francisco, CA Reprinted with permission from KristenSwanson.org.
In Common Core and Literacy Strategies: English Language Arts, you’ll explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) approach literacy in new and important ways. You will see a new emphasis on critical thinking skills in the area of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through video examples, in-depth readings, and downloadable applications, you’ll learn practical ways to put CCSS to work in classrooms.
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.