Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action [With CDROM] (Jossey-Bass Teacher) (Paperback)

Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action [With CDROM] (Jossey-Bass Teacher) By Sarah Tantillo Cover Image

Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action [With CDROM] (Jossey-Bass Teacher) (Paperback)


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Tools and Insights for Meeting and Exceeding the Common Core Standards

Literacy and the Common Core offers K-12 teachers clear guidance on how to design units, lessons, and objectives to meet the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts; it's filled with practical strategies that teachers can use immediately to target key standards; and it describes how to analyze the standards to support instructional planning and curriculum development.

This book aims to make life a little easier for everyone--teachers, school leaders, parents, and students--as we all strive to prepare students for college and the careers they most desire. The book includes practical tools, templates, and rubrics ready to be downloaded and customized to meet your needs. Additional resources may be found on the companion site,

Here are just a few of the essential topics addressed:

  • Which standards to start with and how to tackle them
  • How to bridge the gap when students are not on grade level
  • How to engage and support parents
  • How to teach students to write effectively
  • How to translate the standards for actual use

Take the recipes in this book, make them your own, and enjoy your new "Common Core Master Chef" status

SARAH TANTILLO, author of The Literacy Cookbook: A Practical Guide to Effective Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Instruction, consults with schools on literacy instruction, curriculum development, data-driven instruction, and school culture-building. She has taught high school English and Humanities in both suburban and urban public schools, including the high-performing North Star Academy Charter School of Newark.
Product Details ISBN: 9781118839058
ISBN-10: 1118839056
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: July 21st, 2014
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Jossey-Bass Teacher