|Reading List: Best Books for Common Core|
|posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 18, 2013, 03:03 PM|
Looking for help implementing the Common Core? Look no further! We’ve taken the time to list some of the best books about Common Core implementation out there. Read about them below:
Lucy Calkins, Mary Ehrenworth, and Christopher Lehman
Designed for teachers, school leaders, and professional learning communities looking to navigate the gap between their current literacy practices and the ideals of the Common Core, Pathways to the Common Core will help you:
In Notice and Note Kylene Beers and Bob Probstintroduce 6 “signposts” that alert readers to significant moments in a work of literature and encourage students to read closely. Learning first to spot these signposts and then to question them, enables readers to explore the text, any text, finding evidence to support their interpretations. In short, these close reading strategies will help your students to notice
All over the nation, teachers and administrators are poring over the Common Core State Standards to come up with meaningful plans for raising student achievement. But as clear as the standards are, they are more of a sundial than a GPS for pinpointing just what to teach and how to teach it.
How is that you can walk into a classroom and gain an overall sense of the quality of math instruction taking place there? What contributes to getting that sense? In Math Sense, Chris Moynihan explores some of the components that comprise the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning. Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding, and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking, and a sense of pride?
Dolores Burton, John Kappenberg
By now, most teachers have a shelf full of books, articles, and reports on the Common Core and RTI. But where’s the resource that addresses how the two fit together? Individually, the Common Core and RTI are formidable enough. Together, they create a “perfect storm” of challenges, with most teachers left wondering where to turn first. Finally, here’s a guide that distills the central elements of the Common Core and RTI into a single, manageable resource that provides strategies for serving all students.
Originally posted by Melissa at AAE .