Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades 3-5 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Shape of Story: Yesterday and Today by Pam Allyn


Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades 3-5 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, the Shape of Story: Yesterday and Today by Pam Allyn

The Shape of Story-Yesterday and Today provides lessons to turn the Common Core State Standards into meaningful instruction and learning in narrative literacy-a rich day-to-day, step-by-step guide on how to implement the Common Core State Standards for English language arts and how to ensure that all students are core ready. Included are rich, dynamic lesson sets, each with complete step by step reading and writing lessons, as well as highlights for speaking, listening, and language use. Through these lesson sets, readers gain an understanding of the unique structure, craft, and terminology associated with each genre with an emphasis on classic and contemporary literature as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. It is a book for teachers, administrative leaders, literacy coaches, ELL specialists, special educators, media specialists, reading teachers, content area teachers, professors and students of education. 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.


CORE READY LESSON SETS: 3-5 Books: [This is an] innovative text that effectively presents reading and writing as what they truly are: vital tools that our students need in order to live successful lives. It calls upon students to become active lifelong learners and challenges them to extend their reading and writing abilities. Its lessons give students the hands on approach that is needed to motivate them to become effective analysts and authors... Most importantly, all literacy skills taught in this text are presented in the same way that our students will see them in their adult lives. This book will bring life into your reading and writing workshops. This is the text that all effective teachers have been asking and waiting for.

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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304 pages


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Publication date

4th January 2013



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