Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 6-8 (Pearson College and Career Readiness Series)

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An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades six through eight, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 6-8 is the middle-grade volume of Pearson’s definitive new series on the Common Core State Standards. It provides essential information about the Common Core initiative, insights into the standards, practical classroom strategies, and vignettes from Common Core-aligned classrooms. Real-life instruction examples are included in every chapter, along with a variety of teaching strategies and applications. An interdisciplinary unit on climate change pulls the book together with discipline-specific teaching suggestions, sample lesson plans, an assessment and evaluation plan, a culminating activity, and a rich collection of additional resources.

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Pearson’s definitive new series on the Common Core State Standards has been written to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in K–12 classrooms. Volumes in the series address the Common Core in grades K–2, 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12. The purpose of the series is to help teachers create connections between the Standards and their school curriculums. Each book includes in-depth information about the Common Core at a particular grade level band and examples of a variety of teaching ideas to support students' meeting the expectations of the ELA Standards.

 

The grade 6-8 volume of Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies focuses on the most important aspects of the standards for middle-grade classrooms, and provides a set of tools to help teachers align their instruction to the standards. The book is structured to provide essential information about the Common Core, insights into the Standards, practical classroom strategies, and vignettes from inside Common Core classrooms.

 

Examples from real-life classrooms are included in every chapter, along with a variety of teaching strategies and applications. An interdisciplinary unit on climate change pulls the work together with discipline-specific teaching suggestions, sample lesson plans, an assessment and evaluation plan, a culminating activity, and a rich collection of additional resources.

 

An indispensable resource for all who teach in grades six through eight, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, this ready-to-use, easy-to-understand resource:

  • Focuses on the Common Core in grades six through eight.
  • Examines standards for reading comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Covers the Common Core speaking and listening standards.
  • Features an interdisciplinary unit on climate change in the concluding appendix.
Maureen McLaughlin is a professor of reading education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in reading and language development at Boston University. Prior to her tenure at East Stroudsburg University, Maureen spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and department chair in a public school system. A frequent speaker at international, national, and state conferences, Maureen is a consultant to schools and universities throughout the world.

 

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Ma>is a professor of reading education at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate in reading and language development at Boston University. Prior to her tenure at East Stroudsburg University, Maureen spent fifteen years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and department chair in a public school system.

 

Maureen was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association from 2005 to 2008, and she served as IRA’s president in 2013–2014. She was the recipient of IRA’s Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award in 2010. The author of numerous publications about the teaching of reading, reading comprehension, content area literacies, and the Common Core State Standards, Maureen recently published the second editions of Guided Comprehension in the Primary Grades and Guided Comprehension in Grades 38 (coauthored with Mary Beth Allen). In spring 2012, she published Guided Comprehension for English Learners. She is also the author of Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies (Allyn & Bacon, 2010) and co-author (with Brenda Overturf) of The Common Core: Teaching Students in Grades K – 5 to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013), The Common Core: Teaching Students in Grades 6 – 12 to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013), and The Common Core: Graphic Organizers for Teaching Grade K – 12 Students to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013).             

 

A frequent speaker at international, national, and state conferences, Maureen is a consultant to schools and universities throughout the world.

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