The Common Core Companion, the Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8

The Common Core Companion, the Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8

What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them

Book - 2013
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That version of the 6-8 standards you wish you had

Don’t spend another minute poring over the standards. Jim Burke has already done the hard work for you  with this roadmap of what each standard says, what each standard means, and how precisely to put that standard into practice across English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Jim clearly lays out:

  • Grades 6-8 standards side by side with key distinctions
  • Different content-area versions of each standard
  • Explanations of each standard, with student prompts
  • Content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques
  • Glossary and adaptations for ELL students

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Burke, a high school English teacher, consultant, and author, translates the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language for middle school teachers, administrators, and education students, explaining what each says and means, and how to apply them in daily practice across English language arts, history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Each section has a restatement of the anchor standards from the CCSS document, a translation of each standard and its objectives, explanation of differences between grades six through eight, standards for each discipline, comprehension questions to help students master thinking skills, synopses of standards, specific teaching techniques for all subjects, and a glossary of academic vocabulary. There is no index. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Literacy, [2013]
ISBN: 9781452276038
Branch Call Number: PT 428 BUR
Characteristics: 253 pages ; 29 cm


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