ELA: The Core Six

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Thanks to Ponderosa Elementary fourth grade teacher Becky Rice for the heads-up about this free download!

coresix.fin From the ASCD Website:

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 strategies include Reading for Meaning, Compare & Contrast, Inductive Learning, Circle of Knowledge, Write to Learn, and Vocabulary’s CODE. What I especially like about this book is that for each strategy the authors explain how the strategy supports the Common Core State Standards, the research behind each strategy, and gives many sample lessons and checklists for implementing the strategy in the classroom.

This book has been on my wishlist for some time and I was  super excited to learn it’s  available for free download from the ASCD website. Download to your computer or tablet today! If you would prefer a traditional copy of the book it is available for around $12 from Amazon.

Interested in a book study? In person or on Edmodo? Email me at jolsen@sd273.com!



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