Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades 6-8 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Journey to Meaning: Comprehension and Critique by Pam Allyn

Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades 6-8 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Journey to Meaning: Comprehension and Critique

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Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades 6-8 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Journey to Meaning: Comprehension and Critique by Pam Allyn

Created specifically for middle school teachers, Pam Allyn's dynamic Core Ready Program provides a complete toolkit for navigating and thriving with the core standards. In it teachers see clearly how to take complex concepts of the literacy standards and turn them into practical, specific, everyday instruction. The series is organized around the author's Four Doors to the Core: * 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 Each book in the series includes powerful reading, writing, speaking, and listening sets; assessment rubrics; support for ELLs and diverse learners; and tips for doing high tech variations for literacy instruction for grades 6, 7, and 8. 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:

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)

-John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian

-Ernest Morrell, Teachers College, Columbia University

by providing innovative ways to fill any gaps that may exist in your current classroom practices. She takes a look at the everyday literacy skills utilized by a variety of professionals and weaves a link down to our youngest learners. Pam's explanations of the necessary shifts I need to make in my teaching are user- friendly and easy to implement. I love the Colleague Conversation starters designed to open dialog

About the Author

Pam Allyn is an authority in the field of literacy education and the world's 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 eleven 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, the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, NBC News, CNN, The New York Times and across the blogosphere.

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320 pages


Pam Allyn
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Publication date

24th December 2014



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