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.

Ensuring Success with the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas

Ensuring success with the ccss for literacy in the content areas

What Are Best Practices for Addressing the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas?

Adolescents today are not necessarily reading and writing at levels that support their understanding of the types of complex texts to which they are exposed in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. In a typical school day, students go from one subject class to another and engage in reading from a variety of content-specific texts and writing in a number of ways. They read journal articles, primary and secondary sources, trade books, technical reports, math problems, and so forth. They write essays, articles, arguments, letters, narratives, lab reports, formulas, and mathematical ...

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