Design effective CCSS-aligned lessons for secondary students
If you want to revamp your secondary English Language Arts curriculum to reflect the Common Core State Standards, this book is the perfect resource. The authors move the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Each lesson template includes: Intended grade level band, timeline, and the type of student writing involved; Connections to supporting theory, including the Backward Design model; Variations to differentiate the lesson for diverse student populations; Ways to link the lesson to technology and service learning; Reproducible handouts
The lesson narratives also give tips for incorporating technology into lessons and connecting them to enduring theorists in education (Dewey, Bloom, and Gardner). The final section offers collaboration strategies for connecting via technology to colleagues beyond the school building and working together on CCSS-based ELA lessons. This practical, easy-to-use guide will help you navigate the most efficient route to creating standards-based lessons that optimize student learning.
Chapter 4: The Benefits of CCSS for the Teaching of Writing
The Benefits of CCSS for the Teaching of Writing
The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
Writers are revisionists. When we engage in a literacy act, whether reading, writing, or speaking, we tend to want to go back and revise it in order to improve it. This is because we write in order to discover what we want to say; only after we have said it can we go back to try to express it better. This is the beauty of reading and writing: The act of discovery and the ...