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Use this book to get timely and authoritative advice on how to incorporate close reading into middle and high school instruction. Emphasizing close reading's role in developing the thinking, speaking, and writing skills necessary for college and career readiness, the authors show you how to
Real-life scenarios and lots of tools and templates ensure the strategies and guidelines from the book are immediately actionable in your classroom—regardless of the linguistic, cultural, or academic background of your students.
(ASCD book, 2015) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 240 pages
Formative assessment is one of the best ways to increase student learning and enhance teacher quality. But effective formative assessment is not part of most classrooms. In the updated 2nd edition of this practical guide for school leaders, authors Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart define formative assessment as an active, continual process in which teachers and students work together to gather evidence of learning. Using specific examples based on their extensive work with teachers, the authors provide strategic talking points and conversation starters to address common misconceptions about formative assessment; practical classroom strategies to share with teachers that cultivate students as self-regulated, assessment-capable learners; ways to model the elements of formative assessment in conversations with teachers about their professional learning; "What if" scenarios and advice for how to deal with them; and questions for reflection to gauge understanding and progress.