Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 3-5 (Paperback)Brenda J. Overturf (author)
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An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades three through five, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 3-5 presents research-based teaching ideas that integrate the Common Core Standards with the best teaching practices in the critical English language arts areas. Designed specifically for teachers of the pivotal third, fourth, and fifth grades, it includes suggestions for instruction and assessment, scenarios from real classrooms where the standards are being implemented every day, examples of authentic student work, and tips from expert teachers that bring the standards to life.
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 100 mm
I would strongly recommend this book for beginning teachers who are doing their practicum or student teaching as well as for administrators, resource teachers, and department chairs. The information provided here could be used to generate professional development activities and collaborative planning sessions that would help practicing teachers think deeply about what students will be accountable for at the end of their current grade level.
This text takes the time to unpack the new standards and clearly explain in detail what they mean for third, fourth, and fifth grade students and teachers. Certain chapters provide examples of strategies and activities that can be applied in the classroom immediately, and teachers can be confident that the information provided is evidence-based and classroom-tested. -- Janine Jackson, Lafayette Elementary School (DC)
Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 3-5 puts a fresh coat of paint on standard language arts teaching. The material is very up-to-date, and it is filled with plenty of modern teaching strategies that go beyond traditional teaching and help students "own their learning." This book is clear and readable, comprehensive, and appealing to both new teachers and seasoned ones.
Overturf clearly knows what good language arts instruction looks like in an elementary classroom. -- Ryan Murray, Greenbrier Elementary (IL)