This book helps content-area teachers develop a clear understanding of the the Common Core State Standards for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects Giouroukakis and Connolly provide sample CCSS-based content-area lessons from real teachers in the field. Their in-depth analysis of these lessons will help educators develop their own CCSS-aligned subject-specific lessons.

Introduction: How to Use This Book

Introduction: How to use this book

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects were designed to allow teachers and students to vary their approaches to learning while maintaining a strong level of academic rigor. With the advent of the CCSS, now more than ever, teachers are working to infuse reading and writing across the curriculum in purposeful and meaningful ways. This book focuses on the literacy standards for Grades 6–12, which include two strands: Reading and Writing. It is important to note that according to the CCSS, the Reading and Writing standards are meant to complement the specific content demands of the disciplines, not replace them. Within this book, we refer to ...

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