Author: Great Minds
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Common Core's English resources empower educators to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and build essential content knowledge for students in grades 6-8. Each grade in The Wheatley Portfolio features a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units that engage students in deep study of worthwhile texts and topics. Features of this book include: Six thematic units for each grade, each centered on a curated collection of literary and informational texts Focus standards for each unit that complement the topic and promote student mastery of essential literacy skills Suggested texts and activities to incorporate science, art, and history into English instruction This revised second edition includes a sample text study that guides students through a close read of an exemplary text, updated web resources, and refreshed suggested works. Educators who create their curriculum based on Common Core's Wheatley Portfolioguarantee that students are exposed to content-rich instruction and have ample opportunity to master the reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills articulated in the CCSS for ELA.
How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership
Author: Eleanor Dougherty
What exactly is an "assignment," and why does it matter? How can educators ensure that their teaching meets the rigorous demands of the Common Core State Standards, so that all students are well prepared for college or careers? Drawing from her extensive experience as a teacher coach, author Eleanor Dougherty answers these questions and many more, with two aims in mind: (1) to guide teachers and administrators in crafting high-quality assignments, and (2) to help educators understand the powerful impact that assignments can have on teaching and learning. The book explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments" and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. Readers will learn how to * Follow a seven-step process for crafting effective assignments; * Link assignments to units and courses; * Devise "Anchor" assignments for collaboration and consistency across grades; * Tap into instructional "touchstones" that can enrich any assignment; * Create classroom and school environments that support assignment-making; and * Use assignments as a source of data about teaching and learning. Equipped with the knowledge and expertise gained from Assignments Matter, readers will be able to create meaningful learning experiences for their students and come to appreciate the author's belief that "assignments may well be the missing link in school reform efforts to improve student achievement."
Author: Judith Harmon,Nicole Pomaro
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
Help students practice and prepare for the all-important Common Core assessment tests at the end of the school year. Every turn of the page provides a new standard with a series of practice questions for students to work on. Features include: Hundreds of practice questions complete with detailed answers Many different question types, including multiple choice, short answer, extended response, and more Tip boxes throughout the book provide students with friendly reminders Easy-to-follow tabs allow parents and teachers to recognize the types of questions within each standard An easy-to-follow, side-by-side layout lets students conquer one standard at a time Student-friendly worksheets reinforce what they are learning in the classroom Practice tests at the end of each section pinpoint strengths and weaknesses A cumulative assessment tests their understanding of everything they have learned Grade 8 Test Practice for Common Core can be used at home or in the classroom. It’s an excellent resource for parents and teachers as they help students meet and exceed grade level expectations on the Common Core assessment tests.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skillsÑthe foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 7 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master parts of speech, vocabulary, sentence types, and grammar. --This comprehensive workbook doesnÕt stop with focused practiceÐit encourages children to explore their creative sides by challenging them with thought-provoking writing projects. Aligned to current state standards, Spectrum Language Arts for grade 7 includes an answer key and a supplemental WriterÕs Guide to reinforce grammar and language arts concepts. With the help of Spectrum, your child will build the language arts skills necessary for a lifetime of success.
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Committee on Developing Assessments of Science Proficiency in K-12
Publisher: National Academies Press
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the process of implementing the NGSS and changing their approach to science education. The new Framework and the NGSS are designed to guide educators in significantly altering the way K-12 science is taught. The Framework is aimed at making science education more closely resemble the way scientists actually work and think, and making instruction reflect research on learning that demonstrates the importance of building coherent understandings over time. It structures science education around three dimensions - the practices through which scientists and engineers do their work, the key crosscutting concepts that cut across disciplines, and the core ideas of the disciplines - and argues that they should be interwoven in every aspect of science education, building in sophistication as students progress through grades K-12. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards recommends strategies for developing assessments that yield valid measures of student proficiency in science as described in the new Framework. This report reviews recent and current work in science assessment to determine which aspects of the Framework's vision can be assessed with available techniques and what additional research and development will be needed to support an assessment system that fully meets that vision. The report offers a systems approach to science assessment, in which a range of assessment strategies are designed to answer different kinds of questions with appropriate degrees of specificity and provide results that complement one another. Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards makes the case that a science assessment system that meets the Framework's vision should consist of assessments designed to support classroom instruction, assessments designed to monitor science learning on a broader scale, and indicators designed to track opportunity to learn. New standards for science education make clear that new modes of assessment designed to measure the integrated learning they promote are essential. The recommendations of this report will be key to making sure that the dramatic changes in curriculum and instruction signaled by Framework and the NGSS reduce inequities in science education and raise the level of science education for all students.
Additional Problems to Complement 8th Grade Common Core 16 Day Math Textbook Plus Practice Final Exam
Author: John D. Forlini
This book is a Common Core workbook for students taking 8th grade math. It can be used prior or during the 8th grade to help students excel. At the end of the book there is a typical 50 question final exam with solutions and helpful hints. The many problems in this workbook follows the 16 day course book titled "Eighth Grade Common Core Math; 16 days to Mastering." Both the text and workbook are perfect for 8th grade students. It is also perfect for anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of math. It covers the basics of general math, algebra, geometry, and statistics. The Eighth Grade Common Core Math book mentioned above is a text book for 8th grade. It had just the right amount of problems and solutions to orient the student for 8th grade Common Core. It was developed to teach students the material that will be covered in the classrooms that follow Common Core curriculum. This workbook complements this Eighth Grade Common Core Math Book with more problems and a final exam. This workbook provides additional problems to go beyond mastering the subject. It will make the student totally proficient. Solving these math problems will make math second nature and will endure through a student's lifetime. Taking the practice final exam will provide the student with feedback to his or her proficiency. The workbook "locks in" what was learned in the course book "Eighth Grade Common Core Math; 16 days to Mastering." The workbook follows the daily schedule and is thus divided into 16 segments that match the 16 day text book. While this workbook is divided into 16 distinct sections matching the 16 day text, a student and teacher can certainly develop their own pace. The workbook, just like the original course book, is designed for self-teaching by a student or-for a teacher or parent working with the student. Just like the textbook, this workbook is also valuable for preparing for the SAT and ACT tests.
Recommendations for the Department of Defense Education Activity Schools
Author: Anna Rosefsky Saavedra,Jennifer L. Steele
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Category: Business & Economics
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This paper draws on prior literature on the implementation of large-scale educational reforms to frame CCSS implementation in terms of eight core tasks, each tailored to the DoDEA context. These tasks are based on a synthesis of scale-up efforts from 15 diverse, large-scale reforms.
English, History, Geography, Mathematics, Science
Author: Chester E. Finn, Jr.,Michael J. Petrilli
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Examines several questions about education: How good are state academic standards? How many states now match solid standards with strong school accountability? Are they better than two years ago? Chapters: overview essay, The State of Standards in 2000Ó; analytic essays by reviewers: English, by Sandra Stotsky; history, by David W. Saxe; Geography, by Susan Munroe; Mathematics, by Ralph A. Raimi; Science, by Lawrence S. Lerner; & State-by-State Reports. Appendices: criteria & detailed grades in English, History, Geography, Math, & Science; state documents examined; & school-based accountability. 30 charts & tables.
Focus on Kindergarten to Grade 5
Author: F. D. Rivera
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is a methods book for elementary majors and preservice/beginning elementary teachers. It takes a very practical approach to learning to teach elementary school mathematics in an emerging Age of the Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM) is not meant to be “the” official mathematics curriculum; it was purposefully developed primarily to provide clear learning expectations of mathematics content that are appropriate at every grade level and to help prepare all students to be ready for college and the workplace. A quick glance at the Table of Contents in this book indicates a serious engagement with the recommended mathematics underlying the kindergarten through grade 5 portions of the CCSSM first, with issues in content-practice assessment, learning, teaching, and classroom management pursued next and in that order. In this book we explore what it means to teach to the CCSSM within an alignment mindset involving content-practice learning, teaching, and assessment. The CCSSM content standards, which pertain to mathematical knowledge, skills, and applications, have been carefully crafted so that they are teachable, learnable, coherent, fewer, clearer, and higher. The practice standards, which refer to institutionally valued mathematical actions, processes, and habits, have been conceptualized in ways that will hopefully encourage all elementary students to engage with the content standards more deeply than merely acquiring mathematical knowledge by rote and imitation. Thus, in the CCSSM, proficiency in content alone is not sufficient, and so does practice without content, which is limited. Content and practice are both equally important and, thus, must come together in teaching, learning, and assessment in order to support authentic mathematical understanding. This blended, multisourced text is a “getting smart” book. It helps elementary majors and preservice/beginning elementary teachers work within the realities of accountable pedagogy and develop a proactive disposition that is capable of supporting all elementary students in order for them to experience growth in mathematical understanding necessary for middle school and beyond, including future careers.
Author: Karice Mace,Keegen Gennuso
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
Each page in Common Core Math Workouts for grade 8 contains two ÒworkoutsÓ; one for skills practice and one for applying those skills to solve a problem. These workouts make great warm-up or assessment exercises. They can be used to set the stage and teach the content covered by the standards. They can also be used to assess what students have learned after the content has been taught. Content is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and includes Geometry, Ratio and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, and Statistics and Probability. The workbooks in the Common Core Math Workouts series are designed to help teachers and parents meet the challenges set forth by the Common Core State Standards. They are filled with skills practice and problem-solving practice exercises that correspond to each standard. With a little time each day, your students will become better problem solvers and will acquire the skills they need to meet the mathematical expectations for their grade level.
Author: Stephanie Kuligowski,Karen Kroeter
Publisher: Shell Education
This must-have resource encourages sixth grade students to reinforce their knowledge of mathematical and language arts grade-level skills! Focusing on specific Common Core Standards, this resource is designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, helping students prepare themselves for life beyond their educational careers. Students will gain regular practice through the quick activities found in each book. Perfect for additional practice in the classroom or at home! The book contains a Teacher Resource CD with PDFs of the activity pages. This resource was developed with Common Core State Standards as its foundation and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
Helping Children Learn Mathematics
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Mathematics Learning Study Committee
Publisher: National Academies Press
Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction. Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.
Weaving Together Time-Honored Practices with New Research
Author: Karen Wood,Jeanne Paratore,Brian Kissel,Rachel McCormack
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Reissue of ILA bestseller. In this e-book, well-known literacy scholars share practical ways to engage and challenge today’s students. Key topics covered include text complexity, vocabulary instruction, reading interventions, digital tools, critical literacy, and self-regulation. User-friendly chapters include enhanced content: classroom scenarios, transcripts, photo essays, links to videos, and screen shots of online strategies. “Insightful and thought-provoking, What’s New in Literacy Teaching? is a must-have resource that belongs in the hands of administrators, curriculum coordinators, preservice teachers, experienced teachers, and literacy coaches who want to see how theory and research can be transformed into practical and innovative instruction to engage and challenge today's students.” —Patricia A. Edwards, Michigan State University “Written by outstanding scholars, this is a must-read for all those engaged in literacy development.” —Lesley Mandel Morrow, distinguished professor, Rutgers University Contributors include P. David Pearson, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Julie Coiro, Peter Afflerbach, Jane Hansen, Diane Lapp, Elfreida H. Heibert.
Helping Children Read and Write
Author: Lesley Mandel Morrow
NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. This package includes the Enhanced Pearson eText and the loose-leaf version. An integrated language arts approach to literacy development, by renowned author Lesley Mandel Morrow, Literacy Development in the Early Years, 8/e integrates perspectives about how children learn literacy skills in grades pre-K through three that gives pre-service and in-service teachers a wealth of valuable information for making children active participants in the process of literacy development. Now in print for 25 years, this widely popular text was one of the first books on the topic of early literacy. Author Lesley Mandel Morrow utilizes her own research and the research of others as well as her experiences as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, mother, and grandmother to consider historical theories and philosophies about how children learn, policy changes in teaching reading, new laws and challenges in the area of testing and assessment, the place of diversity in today's classrooms, teaching English language learners, and more. The text has a wealth of valuable information for both pre- and in-service teachers, prompting them to involve children as active participants in the process of their literacy development. The book discusses constructivist problem-solving teaching and more explicit systematic instruction, encouraging teaching reading, writing, listening, thinking, and viewing at the same time while using each skill to develop the others. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded video and assessments. Improve mastery and retention with the Enhanced Pearson eText* The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content. The Enhanced Pearson eText is: Engaging. The new interactive, multimedia learning features were developed by the authors and other subject-matter experts to deepen and enrich the learning experience. Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad® and Android® tablet.* Affordable. Experience the advantages of the Enhanced Pearson eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book. * The Enhanced eText features are only available in the Pearson eText format. They are not available in third-party eTexts or downloads. *The Pearson eText App is available on Google Play and in the App Store. It requires Android OS 3.1-4, a 7" or 10" tablet, or iPad iOS 5.0 or later. 0133831019 / 9780133831016 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133574296 / 9780133574296 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Loose-Leaf Version 0133824683 / 9780133824681 Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card
Author: Judy Cox
Publisher: Holiday House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
To save the ukulele band, third-grader Hayley and her classmates protest the school board's decision to cut funding for the music program. Includes tips on how to play the ukulele.
Author: Martin Lee,Marcia Miller
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
A collection of 25 leveled passages with text-dependent comprehension questions that help students tackle increasingly complex texts and provide the academic rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards. With the rigorous reading standards called for in the Common Core State Standards, teachers need easy access to reading passages at an increasing level of complexity so students will have opportunities to read closely and stretch their skills as the school year progresses. This collection of passages offers just that. Each of the 25 passages comes with text-dependent comprehension questions, including open-ended questions that require students to use higher-order thinking skills when writing their responses. The lessons include teaching tips that target the challenges students will encounter in the passage and provide text-complexity information- quantitative (Lexile level), qualitative, and reader and task considerations-to help teachers meet the needs of their class. For use with Grade 7-8.
Author: Dale Foreman,Alan Cohen,Jerome Kaplan
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Spectrum Test Prep provides the most comprehensive strategies for effective test preparation! Each book features essential practice in reading, math, and language test areas. The lessons, perfect for students in grade 5, are presented through a variety of formats and each book includes suggestions for parents and teachers, as well as answer keys and progress charts. Today, more than ever, students need to be equipped with the essential skills they need for school achievement and for success on proficiency tests. The Spectrum series has been designed to prepare students with these skills and to enhance student achievement. Developed by experts in the field of education, each title in the Spectrum workbook series offers grade-appropriate instruction and reinforcement in an effective sequence for learning success. Perfect for use at home or in school, and a favorite of parents, homeschoolers, and teachers worldwide, Spectrum is the learning partner students need for complete achievement.
Author: Christine R. Gray,Carrie Meyers
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
Help students practice and prepare for the all-important Common Core assessment tests at the end of the school year. Every turn of the page provides a new standard with a series of practice questions for students to work on. Features include: Hundreds of practice questions complete with detailed answers Many different question types, including multiple choice, short answer, extended response, and more Tip boxes throughout the book provide students with friendly reminders Easy-to-follow tabs allow parents and teachers to recognize the types of questions within each standard An easy-to-follow, side-by-side layout lets students conquer one standard at a time Student-friendly worksheets reinforce what they are learning in the classroom Practice tests at the end of each section pinpoint strengths and weaknesses A cumulative assessment tests their understanding of everything they have learned Grade 6 Test Practice for Common Core can be used at home or in the classroom. It’s an excellent resource for parents and teachers as they help students meet and exceed grade level expectations on the Common Core assessment tests.
Free Response, Everyday Practice (4th Grade)
Author: Argo Brothers
Category: Common Core State Standards (Education)
This book is your comprehensive workbook for Daily Math Practice Grade 4 (Common Core Math). By practicing and mastering this entire workbook, your child will become very familiar and comfortable with the state math exam and common core standards. This Daily Math Practice Grade 4 (Free Response) includes: - 20 Weeks of Daily Free Response Practice - Weekly Assessments - State Aligned Common Core Curriculum - End of Year Assessment - Detailed Video Answer Explanations to all questions in the workbook For practice with Multiple Choice questions, be sure to check out Part I of our workbook titled: Common Core Math Workbook, Grade 4: Multiple Choice, Daily Math Practice Grade 4 Each question is labeled with the specific common core standard so both parents and teachers can use this workbook for their student(s). This workbook takes the Common Core State Standards and divides them up among 20 weeks. By working on these problems on a daily basis, students will be able to (1) find any deficiencies in their understanding and/or practice of math and (2) have small successes each day that will build competence and confidence in their abilities. We know the common core can be challenging. For that reason we have decided to provide detailed video explanations to each math question. If your child is having trouble with any questions, you can easily access our video explanations where an instructor will show the student how to get the correct answer. We strongly recommend watching the videos as it will reinforce the fundamental concepts. Please note, scrap paper may be necessary while using this workbook so that the student has sufficient space to show their work.