The ideas in Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities worked when she gave them a test run in her classroom, says reviewer Linda Biondi. The book is teacher friendly and ready to use. “You can tell that the book is written by teachers who are currently teaching.”
Category: Common Core Standards
Bringing the Common Core to Life in K-8 Classrooms, by Eric Jensen and LeAnn Nickelsen, offers fresh, easy-to-use ideas and resources to captivate, challenge and engage students as they build literacy skills, says reviewer Sandy Wisneski.
Common Core Reading Lessons: Pairing Literary and Nonfiction Texts to Promote Deeper Understanding is a winner! Authors O’Reilly and Stooksbury take a positive, practical approach for dealing with the CCSS’s emphasis on nonfiction, says reviewer Anne Anderson.
The Common Core Writing Book: Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences by Gretchen Owocki provides quick, practical strategies closely aligned with each of the standards, says reviewer Linda Biondi. A sure winner in grades 4 & 5!
What makes Jim Burke’s The Common Core Companion so valuable to teachers? The layout, says reviewer Anne Anderson. The 2-page spread gives teachers a big picture view of standards, “what they say, what they mean, and how to teach them.”
Kathy Tuchman Glass has created an intensive, in-depth study that will help teachers in understanding and mapping out the ELA standards, with excellent support and numerous examples, says reviewer and ELA consultant Anne Anderson.
This helpful book offers techniques for teaching 55 key words associated with K12 CC standards so they stick in students’ long-term memory.
Doctoral student Casey Gilewski recommends this book for its focus on Common Core differentiation strategies for reading and writing across ALL content areas.
Reviewer Anne Anderson finds the book useful for Writer’s Workshop, but not so much for aligning Workshop strategies with Common Core ELA standards.
Math teacher/leader Kathy Felt highly recommends Common Core Standards For Middle School Mathematics: A Quick-Start Guide from ASCD and McREL.