Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from Expeditionary Learning, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts building knowledge through contentarich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text to engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 Expeditionary Learning schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on Expeditionary Learninga²s open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculum often cited as one of the finest in the country and professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what Expeditionary Learning knows works for kids purposeful, inquiryabased learning and the new imperative of the Common Core higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve studentsa² evidenceabased reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.Praise for aquot;Transformational Literacyaquot; aquot;Put aquot;Transformational Literacyaquot; at the top of your reading list. This book truly is about transforming, not just tweaking, practice in response to the Common Core State Standards.
|Author||:||Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne Nathan Plaut, Leah Rugen, Cheryl Becker Dobbertin|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2014-08-18|