The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them

The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them

by James (Jim) R. (Robert) Burke
     
 

“I love what Jim Burke has done to make the Standards less threatening and more useful for teachers. In particular, the indicators for what students and teachers should be doing, given the Standard, are extremely helpful; as are such a clear glossary and illuminating examples. All in all, The Common Core Companion is bound to be enormously useful

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“I love what Jim Burke has done to make the Standards less threatening and more useful for teachers. In particular, the indicators for what students and teachers should be doing, given the Standard, are extremely helpful; as are such a clear glossary and illuminating examples. All in all, The Common Core Companion is bound to be enormously useful and thus dog-eared!”

- Grant Wiggins, President, Authentic Education, Hopewell, NJ

That version of the 6-8 standards you wish you had

Don’t spend another minute poring over the standards. Jim Burke has already done the hard work for you with this roadmap of what each standard says, what each standard means, and how precisely to put that standard into practice across English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Jim clearly lays out:

  • Grades 6-8 standards side by side with key distinctions
  • Different content-area versions of each standard
  • Explanations of each standard, with student prompts
  • Content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques
  • Glossary and adaptations for ELL students

A longtime English teacher, Jim Burke is the author of more than 20 books and senior consultant for the Holt McDougal Literature program. Jim has received several awards, including the 2000 NCTE Exemplary English Leadership Award. In 2009, he created the English Companion Ning—the largest online community of English teachers in the world. More recently, Jim has served on the AP English Course and Exam Review Commission and the PARCC Consortium.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452276038
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/20/2013
Series:
Corwin Literacy Series
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
120,279
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Getting to the Core of the Curriculum
Moving Forward--Together
A Brief Orientation to The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8
How to Use This Book
Accepting the Invitation
Quick Reference: Common Core State Standards, 6-12 English Language Arts
Quick Reference: Common Core State Standards, 6-12 English Language Arts in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
The Complete Common Core State Standards: Decoded
Part 1. Reading
Key Ideas and Details
Craft and Structure
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Part 2. Writing
Text Types and Purposes
Production and Distribution of Writing
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Range of Writing
Part 3. Speaking and Listening
Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Part 4. Language
Conventions of Standard English
Knowledge of Language
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Resources
Resource A. Common Core Recommended Reading Lists
Resource B. Text Complexity Tool
Resource C. Planning Calendar Templates
Teacher Notes
About the Author

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