Timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive, this text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that both addresses and exceeds the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Adopting a critical inquiry approach, it demonstrates how the Standards' highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. It provides specific examples of teachers using the critical inquiry curriculum framework of identifying problems and issues, adopting alternative perspectives, and entertaining change in their classrooms to illustrate how the Standards can not only be addressed but also surpassed through engaging instruction.
The Second Edition provides new material on
adopting a critical inquiry approach to enhance student engagement and critical thinking
planning instruction to effectively implement the CCSS in the classroom
fostering critical response to literary and informational texts
using YA literature and literature by authors of color
integrating drama activities into literature and speaking/listening instruction
teaching informational, explanatory, argumentative, and narrative writing
working with ELL students to address the language Standards
using digital tools and apps to respond to and create digital texts
employing formative assessment to provide supportive feedback
preparing students for the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments
using the book's wiki site http://englishccss.pbworks.com for further resources
Richard Beach is Professor Emeritus of English Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. Amanda Haertling Thein is Associate Professor of English Education at the University of Iowa, USA. Allen Webb is Professor of English Education and Postcolonial Studies at Western Michigan University, USA.
Preface Section I. Theoretical frameworks/foundations of English Language Arts Instruction Adopting a Critical Inquiry Approach for Implementing the Common Core Adopting a Critical Inquiry Approach in an English Curriculum Framework Planning Effective English Language Arts Instruction to Exceed the Common Core State Standards Section II. Implementing and Exceeding the Common Core State Standards Reading Nonfiction Reading Literary Texts Writing Nonfiction Writing and Enacting Narratives, Drama, and Poetry Implementing Digital/Media Literacy Standards Implementing Speaking and Listening Standards Implementing Language Standards Section III: Evaluation, Assessment, and Reflection Assessing Students' Work Fostering Teacher Reflection and Professional Development References Index