Transformational Literacy

Transformational Literacy

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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 shiftsa€”building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex texta€”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 Learning's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculuma€”often cited as one of the finest in the countrya€”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 kidsa€”purposeful, inquiry-based learninga€”and the new imperative of the Common Corea€”higher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based 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.

Title:Transformational Literacy
Author: Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne Nathan Plaut, Cheryl Becker Dobbertin
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-08-18

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