the core six essential strategies for achieving excellence with the common core

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The Core Six

Author : Harvey F. Silver
ISBN : 9781416614753
Genre : Education
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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.

The Core Six

Author : Harvey F. Silver
ISBN : 9781416614951
Genre : Education
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Odds are, your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards. You know how the standards emerged, what they cover, and how they are organized. But how do you translate the new standards into practice? Enter the Core Six: six research-based, classroom-proven strategies that will help you and your students respond to the demands of the Common Core. Thanks to more than 40 years of research and hands-on classroom testing, the authors know the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career. Best of all, these strategies can be used across all grade levels and subject areas. The Core Six include 1. Reading for Meaning. 2. Compare & Contrast. 3. Inductive Learning. 4. Circle of Knowledge. 5. Write to Learn. 6. Vocabulary's CODE. For each strategy, this practical book provides * Reasons for using the strategy to address the goals of the Common Core. * The research behind the strategy. * A checklist for implementing the strategy in the classroom. * Multiple sample lessons that illustrate the strategy in action. * Planning considerations to ensure your effective use of the strategy. Any strategy can fall flat in the classroom. By offering tips on how to capture students' interest, deepen students' understanding of each strategy, use discussion and questioning techniques to extend student thinking, and ask students to synthesize and transfer their learning, The Core Six will ensure that your instruction is inspired rather than tired.

Using Common Core Standards To Enhance Classroom Instruction Assessment

Author : Robert J. Marzano
ISBN : 9780985890216
Genre : Education
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Discover how to weave an in-depth understanding of the Common Core into successful classroom practice with this two-part resource. You’ll learn how to power the standards with guided assessment and measure student progress in a way that accurately reflects learning. Included are hundreds of ready-to-use, research-based proficiency scales for both English language arts and mathematics.

How To Teach Thinking Skills Within The Common Core

Author : James A. Bellanca
ISBN : 9781936764099
Genre : Business & Economics
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Packed with examples and tools, this practical guide prepares teachers across all grade levels and content areas to teach the most critical cognitive skills from the Common Core State Standards. Discover a doable three-phase model of explicit teaching, guided practice in content-based lessons, and authentic application in standards-based performance tasks that will strengthen students’ ability to learn across the curriculum.

Assessing Critical Thinking In Elementary Schools

Author : Rebecca Stobaugh
ISBN : 9781317921646
Genre : Education
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This practical, very effective resource helps elementary school teachers and curriculum leaders develop the skills to design instructional tasks and assessments that engage students in higher-level critical thinking, as recommended by the Common Core State Standards. Real examples of formative and summative assessments from a variety of content areas are included and demonstrate how to successfully increase the level of critical thinking in every elementary classroom! This book is also an excellent resource for higher education faculty to use in undergraduate and graduate courses on assessment and lesson planning.

Reading For Meaning

Author : Harvey F. Silver
ISBN : 9781416611325
Genre : Education
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In this new guide in the Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series, Robyn R. Jackson takes you through the process of planning rigorous instruction--what great teachers do to ensure students not only pass big tests but also become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

Understanding Common Core State Standards

Author : John S. Kendall
ISBN : 9781416613312
Genre : Education
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Now that the Common Core standards are coming to just about every school, what every school leader needs is a straightforward explanation that lays out the benefits of the Common Core in plain English, provides a succinct overview, and gets everyone thinking about how to transition to this promising new paradigm. This handy, inexpensive booklet helps you get everyone in your school community--teachers, parents, and other stakeholders--up to speed. Circulating multiple copies throughout your school will provide an overview of the new standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, highlighting their key aspects. Plus, there are numerous suggestions on transition activities for teachers and districts to consider, including: (1) Creating a Crosswalk, which compares the content of the Common Core with your current standards; (2) Developing transition documents that support deeper understanding of the Common Core standards by using current standards as a bridge; and (3) Taking the longer view of implementing the Common Core systemically.

Compare Contrast

Author : Harvey F. Silver
ISBN : 9781416610588
Genre : Education
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You're holding a new kind of professional development tool called a Strategic Teacher PLC Guide. Designed in partnership with more than 75 schools, Strategic Teacher PLC Guides make the important work of bringing high-impact, research-based instructional practices into every classroom easier than ever before. Each guide focuses on one strategy from the best-selling ASCD book The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson and serves as a complete professional development resource for a team of teachers (or professional learning community) to learn, plan, and implement the strategy in their classrooms.This guide focuses on Reading for Meaning, a reading and reasoning strategy that helps students understand new ideas, make inferences, and support their thinking with evidence. The strategy is designed around research showing that proficient readers use a specific set of thinking skills to build deep understanding of the texts they read and apply those skills in three distinct phases: before reading, during reading, and after reading. Reading for Meaning gives all students the opportunity to practice this three-phase approach by* Using simple statements to preview and predict before reading.* Actively searching for relevant evidence during reading.* Reflecting on and synthesizing both their learning and their thinking process after reading.This PLC Guide takes you and your colleagues on a "guided tour" of Reading for Meaning, enabling you to* Learn how Reading for Meaning builds reading, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.* Experience a model lesson using the Reading for Meaning strategy and learn from sample lessons and planning forms designed by other teachers.* Plan a complete Reading for Meaning lesson for your classroom.* Reflect deeply on your lesson to refine and expand your use of the strategy.* Examine student work at various levels of proficiency and use your findings to plan next steps in building students' reading, thinking, and comprehension skills.Harvey F. Silver, president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press, is a nationally recognized presenter and professional development specialist. He has collaborated with Richard Strong and Matthew Perini on several best sellers in education, including ASCD's The Strategic Teacher and Thoughtful Education Press's award-winning Tools for Promoting Active, In-Depth Learning. Susan C. Morris, an experienced consultant and former classroom teacher, develops practical applications for teachers, students, and parents in the areas of differentiated instruction, brain-based research, experiential learning, and curriculum design. Victor Klein, a former building-level administrator, has been a Silver Strong & Associates trainer for 25 years. He is an expert in professional learning communities, administrative training, and unit and lesson design.

The Strategic Teacher

Author : Harvey F. Silver
ISBN : 9781416606093
Genre : Education
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Are you looking for high-impact, research-based strategies to transform your students into high-achieving and inspired learners? In The Strategic Teacher, you'll find a repertoire of strategies designed and proven to meet today's high standards and reach diverse learners. Twenty reliable, flexible strategies (along with dozens of variations) are organized into these groups of instruction: *mastery style to emphasize the development of student memory; *understanding style to expand students' capacities to reason and explain; *self-expressive style to stimulate and nourish students' imaginations and creativity; *interpersonal style to help students find meaning in the relationships they forge as partners and team members, united in the act of learning; and *four-style strategies that integrate all four styles. To guide teachers in delivering content to students, the authors started with the best research-based teaching and learning strategies and created a tool called the Strategic Dashboard. The dashboard provides information about each teaching strategy in a concise, visual profile; it is also designed to document how you incorporate current, highly respected research into your instructional plans. For each strategy, you'll find the following information: *a brief introduction to the strategy; *an example of a teacher using the strategy in the classroom; *the research base supporting the strategy and how the strategy benefits students; *how to implement the strategy using a list of clear steps; *guidance through the planning process, providing steps, examples, and suggestions for designing superior lessons; and *additional tools, strategies, and resources for adapting and expanding the use of each strategy. The authors have combined their years of research and practice to deliver reliable, high-impact, flexible teaching and learning strategies grounded in current, highly regarded research to teachers at all levels of experience.

Using Technology With Classroom Instruction That Works

Author : Howard Pitler
ISBN : 9781416614302
Genre : Education
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Technology is ubiquitous, and its potential to transform learning is immense. The first edition of Using Technology with Classroom Instruction That Works answered some vital questions about 21st century teaching and learning: What are the best ways to incorporate technology into the curriculum? What kinds of technology will best support particular learning tasks and objectives? How does a teacher ensure that technology use will enhance instruction rather than distract from it? This revised and updated second edition of that best-selling book provides fresh answers to these critical questions, taking into account the enormous technological advances that have occurred since the first edition was published, including the proliferation of social networks, mobile devices, and web-based multimedia tools. It also builds on the up-to-date research and instructional planning framework featured in the new edition of Classroom Instruction That Works, outlining the most appropriate technology applications and resources for all nine categories of effective instructional strategies: * Setting objectives and providing feedback * Reinforcing effort and providing recognition * Cooperative learning * Cues, questions, and advance organizers * Nonlinguistic representations * Summarizing and note taking * Assigning homework and providing practice * Identifying similarities and differences * Generating and testing hypotheses Each strategy-focused chapter features examples--across grade levels and subject areas, and drawn from real-life lesson plans and projects--of teachers integrating relevant technology in the classroom in ways that are engaging and inspiring to students. The authors also recommend dozens of word processing applications, spreadsheet generators, educational games, data collection tools, and online resources that can help make lessons more fun, more challenging, and--most of all--more effective.

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