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ISBN-10 0133357988ISBN-13 9780133357981
ISBN-10 0132907453ISBN-13 9780132907453
Author(s): Pam Allyn
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 320

About the Series:

Pam Allyn’s widely popular Core Ready Program gives educators a complete, dynamic, hands-on resource for navigating the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. Using the information presented in the series, educators see how to take complex concepts related to the standards and turn them into practical, specific, everyday lessons. The books address the needs of all learners, including ELL and special needs diverse learners, and cover the uses of technology and new media.

Included in Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades K-2: A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts are:

The Journey to Meaning: Comprehension and Critique

The Shape of Story: Yesterday and Today

The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research

The Power to Persuade: Opinion and Argument

About this book:

The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research is a virtual “one-stop shop” for standards-hungry students and teachers. It’s packed with powerful lesson sets—check-listed as to how they meet the standards—assessment rubrics, support for ELLs and diverse learners, and tips on making high tech variations for literacy instruction for grades K, 1, and 2. The Road to Knowledge guides teachers and students through three rich, dynamic lesson sets that focus on informational texts in the primary grades in ways that enliven inform, and inspire. With these lessons as a guide, students learn how to use the unique text features and structure of informational text to notice patterns and identify key ideas and concepts while building a vocabulary of domain-specific language. They see how to navigate informational texts and cite evidence, taking learning to a new level. The lessons cover:

Grade K—Connecting the Dots: Topics and Details in Informational Text

Grade 1—Navigating Non-Fiction

Grade 2—What’s The Big Idea: Using Text Features to Locate Key Information

The lesson sets follow a staircase model for curriculum development—every lesson set in every grade level builds on the other—and each lesson is based on the author’s structured Warm Up, Teach, Try, Clarify framework that shows step-by-step how to make teaching points explicit and completely modeled for students.

The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research helps students:

  • Read and listen carefully to explore nonfiction topics and discover important and interesting facts and details.

  • Begin to notice and understand how to use text features and text structure to support their understanding and navigation of informational text.

  • Become curious researchers who ask and answer their own questions.

  • Compare and contrast sources on the same topic.

  • Learn to take notes in an organized and purposeful manner.

  • Share their discoveries through writing, speaking, and visual presentation.

  • And ultimately successfully learn and grow in this ever-changing world.