• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Let technology pave the way to Common Core success. Your transition to the Common Core just got easier! When you start getting creative with technology, you’ll turn your classroom into a student-centered learning environment that fosters collaboration, individualizes instruction, and cultivates essential technological literacy. This book is your road map to student success–while meeting the Common Core ELA and literacy standards. Features include: • Specific recommendations for free apps and tech tools that support the Common Core • Step-by-step guidelines to breaking down a Common Core standard for your grade and subject • Teacher-tested, lesson ideas and teaching strategies • Replicable resources, including prewriting activities and writing templates • Real-life examples You don’t need to be in a 1:1 school to do amazing things with technology. With just a few devices, you can engage a whole class! Delve into the Common Core ELA standards by having students experiment creatively with the tech tools at hand for a more meaningful and resonant learning experience. “The book contains a tremendous collection of actionable ideas that can be seamlessly implemented to make a difference in all aspects of the classroom. A must-own guide that will surely be a teacher’s go-to resource to help bring the standards to life.” Adam Bellow, Founder of eduTecher / eduClipper Plainview, New York “Catlin Tucker provides great ideas for student use of technology tools that cross the curriculum areas and allow the students to showcase their mastery of content. Students will love how the traditional classroom assessments are transformed!” Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Adjunct Instructor Wilkes University, PA

The Reading Standards
The Reading Standards

The Standards stress the need to better prepare students for the reading they will encounter after high school. Students leaving high school should be able to

  • Read texts closely for explicit and implicit meaning
  • Make logical inferences
  • Determine main ideas and central themes
  • Analyze the development of various elements of a text—individuals, events, and ideas
  • Assess point of view and purpose
  • Evaluate content presented in different formats
  • Analyze an argument
  • Compare elements in two or more texts
  • Read and understand literary and informational texts independently and proficiently

However, the research shows that

while reading demands in college, workforce training programs and life in general have held steady or increased over the last half century, K–12 texts have actually declined in sophistication, and relatively little attention has been paid to students’ ...

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