Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 9-12 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades 9-12, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 9-12 helps teachers build an understanding of how they can support the Common Core initiative in their classrooms. With examples, lessons, tips, and suggestions geared specifically towards high school teachers in every chapter, it provides a foundation on which to create curriculum and instruction that prepares students for college and future careers. Connecting research-based methodology in ELA with the Common Core State Standards, the final volume in Pearson’s definitive new series blends reading research, strategies, and resources that teachers can use with every level of reader.
About the Author
Katherine McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 20 years ago. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Today, she serves as a professor of secondary education at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight regularly publishes in professional journals and is the author of many books including The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core, 2014 Free Spirit Publishing; Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities, 2014 Jossey-Bass; Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects, 2014 Jossey-Bass; and The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, Grades 5-12 (recipient of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award), 2010 Jossey-Bass.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: FOUNDATIONS OF GRADES 9-12
CHAPTER 2: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND THE JOY OF LITERACY FOR GRADES 9-12
CHAPTER 3: READING COMPREHENSION
CHAPTER 4: GRAMMAR, LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY
CHAPTER 5: TEXT COMPLEXITY
CHAPTER 6: SPEAKING AND LISTENING
CHAPTER 7: WRITING
CHAPTER 8: CURRICULUM
CHAPTER 9: STANDARDS-BASED UNITS OF STUDY