Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades K-2 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Road to Knowledge: Information and Research by Pam Allyn


Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades K-2 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Road to Knowledge: Information and Research by Pam Allyn

The Road to Knowledge: Information and Research 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. With this book as a guide, students see how to: * 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. Visit to purchase access to the PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series. The PDToolkit access does not come with the print book. PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series is a supplemental online subscription-based resource that provides the tools that educators need to implement the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. The PDToolkit, together with the texts, provides the tools you need to ensure a standards-aligned year of joyful, effective, research-based literacy curriculum.


Praise for the CORE READY series: [T]his is a great way to teach ELA... a group of teachers could use this to change their core reading program... I see this as a way to truly become a reader and writer for today's world. -- Edward Karl Shultz, Midwestern State University This book is so inspiring! I hope many districts adopt your program! It will change the lives of many students for the better! -- Elizabeth Smith, Madison Elementary School (VA) Pam Allyn's impressive book, Be Core Ready, provides practical, useful, and insightful advice on how to implement the Common Core State Standards. Her conversational tone, passion for literacy, and, above all else, her unwavering commitment to doing what is best for all learners will help educators build core strengths in every student. Multiple copies belong in every school's professional development collection. -John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian In this informative yet accessible book, Pam Allyn draws upon her extensive understanding of the Common Core State Standards and the changes they demand for literacy education to offer innovative strategies and implementation techniques that develop college and career readiness and inspire all students to become 'curators of ideas

-Ernest Morrell, Teachers College, Columbia University An inspiring book; filled with thought-provoking insights into the Common Core standards. Pam alleviates core anxiety

About the Author

Pam Allyn is an authority in the field of literacy education and an expert in home and school literacy connections. As a renowned motivational speaker, expert consultant, author, teacher, and humanitarian for children, she is transforming the way we think about literacy as a tool for communication and knowledge building. She is the executive director of LitLife, a national literacy development organization providing research-based professional development for K-12 educators. She founded and leads LitWorld, a groundbreaking global literacy initiative reaching children across the United States and in over 60 countries. Her methods for helping all students achieve as literacy learners, including the most diverse learners, has brought her acclaim both in the United States and internationally. Pam is the author of 11 books for educators and parents including the award-winning What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child-And All The Best Times To Read Them (Penguin Avery), Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys (Scholastic) and Your Child's Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age (Penguin Avery). Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, the Huffington Post, the New York Times and across the blogosphere.

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320 pages


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Publication date

5th November 2013



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