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Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 6-8

By Maureen McLaughlin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 11, 2014


An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades six through eight, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 6-8 is the middle-grade volume of Pearson’s definitive new series on the Common Core State Standards. It provides essential information about the Common Core initiative, insights into the standards, practical classroom strategies, and vignettes from Common Core-aligned classrooms. Real-life instruction examples are included in every chapter, along with a variety of teaching strategies and applications. An interdisciplinary unit on climate change pulls the book together with discipline-specific teaching suggestions, sample lesson plans, an assessment and evaluation plan, a culminating activity, and a rich collection of additional resources.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Series Overview           Donna Ogle

Chapter 1         The Common Core English Language Arts: Grade 6 – 8

Chapter 2         Reading Comprehension

Chapter 3         Vocabulary

Chapter 4         Text Complexity

Chapter 5         Speaking and Listening

Chapter 6         Writing

Chapter 7         Curriculum

Appendix         Interdisciplinary Unit on Climate Change

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    Katherine S. McKnight

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