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Uncommon Core

1st Edition

Where the Authors of the Standards Go Wrong About Instruction-and How You Can Get It Right

Michael W. Smith; Deborah Appleman; Jeffrey D. Wilhelm
eISBN-13: 9781483333533

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Let’s face it, weak rivets notwithstanding, the Titanic wouldn’t have sunk if the iceberg had been spotted in time. And let’s face it, the CCSS won’t be classroom-worthy unless practitioners chart our course. Depend on Michael Smith, Deborah Appleman, and Jeff Wilhelm to help you navigate through some potentially treacherous waters.



Uncommon Core puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called  "standards-aligned" instruction, then shows us how to steer past them—all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core. Smith, Appleman, and Wilhelm counter with teaching suggestions that are true to the research and true to our students, including how:



Reader-based approaches can complement text-based ones
Prereading activities can help students meet the strategic and conceptual demands texts place on them
Strategy instruction can result in a careful and critical analysis of individual texts while providing transferable understandings
Inquiry units around essential questions can generate meaningful conversation and higher-order thinking about those texts
Selection criteria that consider interpretive complexity can take us so much farther than those that consider textual complexity alone

Given the number of strategies, lesson ideas, and activities in the book, Uncommon Core is really less about the standards and more about timeless, excellent teaching and how to use it like never before to meet the Core ideals. Let’s put instruction where it belongs: back in the hands of the experts.




"Finally! A book with more light than heat on the issue of standards and their implications for learning."

--GRANT WIGGINS

Coauthor of Understanding by Design

Sold By SAGE Publications
ISBNs 9781483333533, 9781483333526, 9781483333526, 1483333531
Language eng
Number of Pages 224
Edition 1st