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Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5
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Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5

Foreword by Cindy A. Strickland



© 2012 | 256 pages | Corwin

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A GPS for Implementing Common Core Standards

Translating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum is at the top of many educators' to-do lists, and this book shows you how. Master teacher and curriculum specialist Kathy T. Glass familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them. She provides practical and accessible tools for developing a unit map and for making the important connections among all map components, including differentiated instruction. Also included are:

  • A rationale for each component of unit and lesson design
  • Practical, quality instruments to plan exciting, content-rich units of study aligned to the CCSS
  • Reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps and sample lessons

In addition, this practitioner-friendly guide provides templates, exercises, rubrics, and assessment tools and instructional strategies. A companion website offers helpful online resources that readers can download and use. Teachers, curriculum designers or directors, administrators, PLC members, and others who plan to use the Common Core State Standards to write meaningful and effective curriculum will find valuable navigational assistance from a skilled and experienced professional throughout these pages.

 
List of Figures
 
Foreword by Cindy A. Strickland
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Standards and Knowledge
 
2. Essential Understandings and Guiding Questions
 
3. Unit Template With Examples
 
4. Assessments
 
5. Skills, Activities, Formative Assessments, and Resources
 
6. Differentiated Instruction
 
7. Lesson Design
 
Resource: A Brief Primer on the ELA Common Core Standards
 
References
 
Index
Key features
  • Provides an overview of the layout, key benefits, and rationale for each of the ELA common core standards.
  • Presents a comprehensive plan for designing effective curriculum around the standards that can serve as a model for educators tasked with either revising existing curriculum to align to the CCSS or creating an entirely new ELA curriculum.
  • Includes templates and examples of unit curriculum maps for readers to reproduce

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