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Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide
Amber Evenson, Monette McIver, Susan Ryan, & Amitra Schwols; edited by John Kendall
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Smart implementation of the Common Core State Standards requires both an overall understanding of the standards and a grasp of their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.
This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at
Here, teachers of grades 3–5 and elementary school leaders will find information they need to begin adapting their practices to help all students master the new and challenging material contained in the standards. A practical lesson planning process to use with the Common Core, based on Classroom Instruction That Works, 2nd Ed., is included, along with six sample lessons.
The grade-level and subject-specific Quick-Start Guides in the Understanding the Common Core Standards series, edited by John Kendall, are designed to help school leaders and school staffs turn Common Core standards into coherent, content-rich curriculum and effective, classroom-level lessons.
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"Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts discusses the common educational concepts for educational standards in the second half of the elementary school years, and preparing them for the vital and formative middle school educational processes. Common Core Standards is a core addition to modern educational studies collections for educators and education administrators, highly recommended."
—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief of the Midwest Book Review, Oregon, WI
This review first appeared in the Midwest Book Review’s May 2013 Library Bookwatch.
"A must purchase for your harried teachers."
—Hilda Weisburg, School Librarian’s Workshop
Reprinted with permission from School Librarian’s Workshop (Aug/Sept 2013).
About the Authors
AMBER EVENSON is a lead consultant at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL), providing services, strategies, and materials to support improvement in mathematics education, curriculum development, instructional coaching, and instructional technology. She also works with schools and districts to assist them as they align, plan, and implement the Common Core State Standards while building the internal capacity of the school or district. Ms. Evenson holds an MA in Teaching and Learning from Nova Southeastern University and a BA in Mathematics from Beloit College. Prior to coming to McREL, she served as a K–12 mathematics coach and has many years of experience as a secondary mathematics educator.
MONETTE MCIVER is a principal consultant at McREL and has worked on several design and development projects related to school leadership and systemic improvement efforts. A former assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, she taught a writing methods course for elementary teacher candidates and conducted research about writing instruction that focused on the interaction between teachers and students in the writing conference. Ms. McIver is an experienced elementary classroom teacher who has taught kindergarten through 4th grade. Her elementary classroom experiences include working with English language learners, adapting instruction to meet the diverse needs of learners, and mentoring preservice teachers. She is the coauthor of Teaching Writing in the Content Areas.
SUSAN RYAN is a senior consultant at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). She has reviewed, revised, and developed language arts standards documents for many districts, state agencies, and education organizations. Ms. Ryan has conducted alignment reviews on assessment items, instructional materials, and curriculum materials. Her work with the Common Core State Standards includes the production of gap analyses, crosswalks, transition documents, alignment reviews, and research support for state departments of education.
AMITRA SCHWOLS serves as a consultant at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). As an analyst at McREL, she has reviewed, revised, and developed standards documents for many districts, state agencies, and organizations. She has also reviewed instructional materials, created lesson plans, and conducted research on a wide variety of education topics. Ms. Schwols’s work with the Common Core State Standards includes development of gap analysis, crosswalk, and transition documents, as well as facilitating groups of teacher leaders on their implementation.
JOHN KENDALL (Series Editor) is Senior Director in Research at McREL in Denver. Having joined McREL in 1988, Mr. Kendall conducts research and development activities related to academic standards. He directs a technical assistance unit that provides standards-related services to schools, districts, states, and national and international organizations. He is author of Understanding Common Core State Standards, senior author of Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K–12 Education, and the author or coauthor of numerous reports and guides related to standards-based systems.
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