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.”
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Review: The authors deftly connect the ideas behind the close reading of text to the lives of young readers and their non-traditional reading materials.
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.
The authors help teachers assist students in developing a mathematical mindset and becoming active problems solvers, says reviewer Linda Biondi. Included are connections to other practice standards, rubrics, student dialogue and lesson examples, and more.
This helpful book offers techniques for teaching 55 key words associated with K12 CC standards so they stick in students’ long-term memory.
Even educators who don’t work in successful PLC environments will appreciate Fisher & Frey’s strategies to build students’ CCSS ELA proficiencies, says Joy Kirr.
In their K6 building, Kevin Hodgson & his 6th grade teammates often feel like middle school teachers in elementary teacher bodies. Mostly, they make it work.
Teachers will find helpful discussions of CCSS listening & speaking standards & the CALL tool. Reading & writing are missing.
Doctoral student Casey Gilewski recommends this book for its focus on Common Core differentiation strategies for reading and writing across ALL content areas.
Amy Benjamin successfully shows content teachers how to focus on reading comprehension with their subject material, says reviewer Anne Anderson.