Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades K-2: A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research (Paperback)Pam Allyn (author)
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The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research guides teachers and students through three rich, dynamic lesson sets that focus on informational texts in the primary grades in ways that enliven inform, and inspire. With these lessons as a guide, students learn how to use the unique text features and structure of informational text to notice patterns and identify key ideas and concepts while building a vocabulary of domain-specific language. They see how to navigate informational texts and cite evidence, taking learning to a new level.
With this book as a guide, students see how to:Read and listen carefully to explore nonfiction topics and discover important and interesting facts and details. Begin to notice and understand how to use text features and text structure to support their understanding and navigation of informational text. Become curious researchers who ask and answer their own questions. Compare and contrast sources on the same topic. Learn to take notes in an organized and purposeful manner. Share their discoveries through writing, speaking, and visual presentation.
Visit http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com to purchase access to the PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series. The PDToolkit access does not come with the print book.
PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series is a supplemental online subscription-based resource that provides the tools that educators need to implement the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. The PDToolkit, together with the texts, provides the tools you need to ensure a standards-aligned year of joyful, effective, research-based literacy curriculum.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 17 mm
Praise for the CORE READY series:
"[T]his is a great way to teach ELA.... a group of teachers could use this to change their core reading program... I see this as a way to truly become a reader and writer for today's world."
-- Edward Karl Shultz, Midwestern State University
"This book is so inspiring! I hope many districts adopt your program! It will change the lives of many students for the better!"-- Elizabeth Smith, Madison Elementary School (VA)
"Pam Allyn's impressive book, Be Core Ready, provides practical, useful, and insightful advice on how to implement the Common Core State Standards. Her conversational tone, passion for literacy, and, above all else, her unwavering commitment to doing what is best for all learners will help educators build core strengths in every student. Multiple copies belong in every school's professional development collection."
-John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian
"In this informative yet accessible book, Pam Allyn draws upon her extensive understanding of the Common Core State Standards and the changes they demand for literacy education to offer innovative strategies and implementation techniques that develop college and career readiness and inspire all students to become 'curators of ideas' and lifelong readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. I will definitely use the Core Ready Series in my ongoing work with teachers and city schools."
-Ernest Morrell, Teachers College, Columbia University
"An inspiring book; filled with thought-provoking insights into the Common Core standards. Pam alleviates "core anxiety " by providing innovative ways to fill any gaps that may exist in your current classroom practices. She takes a look at the everyday literacy skills utilized by a variety of professionals and weaves a link down to our youngest learners. Pam's explanations of the necessary "shifts" I need to make in my teaching are user- friendly and easy to implement. I love the Colleague Conversation starters designed to open dialogue, share ideas and reflect on personal literacy experiences. I can't wait to share this uplifting resource with all of my teacher friends!"
-Valerie Palacio, Grade 2 Teacher
"Let Pam Allyn help you conquer the Common Core by going to the core --the core of what readers do when truly engaged with books."
-Carol Jago, past president, National Council of Teachers of English and author of With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature
"Help is here. As educators scramble to prepare themselves for the common core standards, Pam Allyn has produced what many will find to be an invaluable resource. Written in a clear, compelling and accessible manner, Allyn brings years of research on literacy and teaching to help educators respond to the higher standards created by the Common Core. By following the advice she offers and creatively applying the ideas presented, educators will find that we not only have no need to fear the Common Core but we can embrace it as a way to address the learning needs of our students."
-Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development
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