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Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12
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Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12



May 2013 | 264 pages | Corwin
This book helps content-area teachers develop a clear understanding of the the Common Core State Standards for Reading and Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects Giouroukakis and Connolly provide sample CCSS-based content-area lessons from real teachers in the field. Their in-depth analysis of these lessons will help educators develop their own CCSS-aligned subject-specific lessons.
 
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Overview of Chapters

 
Lesson Format

 
Lesson Selection

 
Best Practices

 
 
Part I. Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
 
1. Understanding the CCSS: An Overview
What Are the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas?

 
How Can We Use Backward Design to Create Curriculum that Addresses the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas?

 
How Do the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas and Backwards Design Relate to the Theories of Dewey, Bloom and Gardner?

 
 
2. The Benefits of the CCSS for the Teaching of Reading in the Content Areas
 
3. Reading Lessons in History/Social Studies 6-12
Key Ideas and Details

 
Nationalism: THe Good, the Bad, the Ugly (U.S. History, Grades 6-8)

 
Craft and Structure

 
Social Causes of New Imperialism (World History, Grades 9-10)

 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 
Vietnam: The Human Face of an Inhumane Time (US History, Grades 11-12)

 
 
4. Reading Lessons in Science and Technical Subjects
Key Ideas and Details

 
Bonus Science Articles (Biology, Grades 11-12)

 
Craft and Structure

 
Vocabulary Videos (Computer Apps, Grades 9-10)

 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

 
Continental Drift (Earth Science, Grades 6-8)

 
 
Part II. Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
 
5. The Benefits of the CCSS for the Teaching of Writing in the Content Areas
 
6. Argument Writing Lessons
Social Studies

 
Mock Trial: Native Americans & European Colonization ( U.S. History, Grades 6-8)

 
Science

 
Boyle's Law (Chemistry, Grades 9-10)

 
Technical Subjects

 
Fantasy Basketball (Sports Marketing, Grades 11-12)

 
 
7. Informative/Explanatory Writing Lessons
Technical Subjects

 
Math in Everyday Life (Math, Grades 6-8)

 
Science

 
Earth Day (Earth Science, Grades 9-10)

 
Social Studies

 
The Montgomery Bus Boycott (U.S. History, Grades 11-12)

 
 
8. Ensuring Success With the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas
What are Best Practices for Addressing the CCSS for Literacy in the Content Areas?

 
Success Stories Involving Content Area Teachers Working Together

 
Accessing Support Through Technology

 
Ten Tips for Getting to the Core of the Common Core for Literacy in the Content Areas

 
Conclusion

 

“This hands-on, research-based guide presents classroom-tested lessons and ideas for modifying existing lessons to meet the challenges of the CCSS. The authors also emphasize 21st century learning skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, with technology and life and career skills components. Getting to the Core clearly breaks down key tenets of the CCSS, deftly addressing both timely topics (cyberbullying, social justice, and graphic novels), as well as more traditional secondary English experiences (Macbeth, Of Mice and Men, the Gettysburg Address, and The House on Mango Street). This melding cements the important place this book deserves on the shelf of any current or aspiring English educator.”

Lawrence Butti, English Instructional Leader
Mineola High School, Garden City Park, NY

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 3 Reading Lessons in History/Social Studies


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Vicky Menexas Giouroukakis

Consulting Description Vicky Giouroukakis, PhD, (née Vasiliki Menexas), is an Associate Professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate courses to prospective and practicing secondary English teachers and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers. Prior to her tenure at Molloy, Vicky taught English at a public high school in Queens, New York, and ESL to adolescents and adults. She also taught at Manhattanville College and Queens College, CUNY. Her research interests include adolescent literacy, standards and assessment, teacher education, and cultural and linguistic... More About Author

Maureen Connolly

Consulting Description Maureen Connolly, EdD, has been an English teacher at Mineola High School on Long Island, New York, for 12 years. She has also worked as a professor of Education at Molloy College, Adelphi University, and Queens College. She has overseen service-learning grants for the New York Metropolitan Area and collaborated in the writing of several publications related to service-learning. While Maureen credits her passion for service to her mother, a music teacher who often coordinated trips for her pupils to perform at a local nursing home, she credits her love of literature and teaching to her grandmother, a professor... More About Author

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