ISBN-10:
1416611304
ISBN-13:
9781416611301
Pub. Date:
11/21/2011
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning / Edition 1

Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning / Edition 1

by Mike Schmoker

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ISBN-13: 9781416611301
Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date: 11/21/2011
Series: Leadership & Learning Center Series
Pages: 229
Sales rank: 77,324
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Section I First Things First: What We Teach, How We Teach-and Literacy

Chapter 1 The Importance of Simplicity, Clarity, and Priority 9

Chapter 2 What We Teach 25

Chapter 3 How We Teach 50

Section II Curriculum, Instruction, and Literacy in the Content Areas

Chapter 4 English Language Arts Made Simple 93

A Brief Note on Textbooks 128

Chapter 5 Social Studies with Reading and Writing at the Core 131

Chapter 6 Redefining Inquiry in Science 163

Chapter 7 Making Math Meaningful 194

Conclusion: This Time, Let's Do It 217

References 219

Index 229

About the Author 237

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The author offers a simplified theory about how educators should simplify instruction by having students better understand content by articulating themselves through writing and by making connections through reading. Although there is more to engaging young learners, the author pinpoints the root symptom of learning gaps which is literacy. The book is not only a social commentary, it offers quality ideas for incorporating aspects of literacy across all curricula.