Book Title: SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide ELA, Grade 9/10 - Question Stems for Teaching Using the Common Core
Publisher: Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel
Author: Kristen M. Bowers
Since the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), teachers have been scrambling to find quality teaching materials and legitimate resources that are straightforward and effective in providing help and guidance. Curriculum maps and mediocre district-created handouts offer minimal support for teachers who are struggling to decode and understand multi-layered standards in order to teach the precise skills their students need to master. Laminated checklists that regurgitate standards, found in a simple Internet search, are no more helpful to teachers than ambiguous I can... posters are at reflecting what students actually know and can accomplish. Students urgently need greater exposure to instruction aligned with Common Core requirements, as well as practice in deciphering, interpreting, discussing, and responding to suitable and relevant lessons, activities, and practice assessments attuned to the rigor and demands they will encounter in standardized Common Core assessments. Teachers continue to face mounting pressures to provide these opportunities for their students, yet they are given minimal support and few resources to address these concerns - until now!
Each Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide for English Language Arts was created with these challenges in mind. These grade-leveled SmartFlip Guides provide teachers with every Common Core ELA standard in its basic format, as well as specific, plain-language, measureable objectives. Annotated standards offer teachers an understanding of the various complexities and levels of entire standards rather than merely single aspects of any given standard. Additionally, hundreds of standard-specific question stems and customizable prompts are provided for each grade level and are ready for immediate integration into lessons, activities, and assessments in order to accommodate diverse teaching and learning styles. Every teacher, school, and district can use SmartFlip Guides to effectively craft and incorporate standards-aligned terminology, content, and rigor into any lesson plan or assessment with genuine confidence. SmartFlip Guides are spiral bound, color-coded, and tabbed to help teachers instantly access any ELA standard. SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guides are the ideal resource for teachers and administrators who are serious about integrating the Common Core into daily lesson plans and assessments, regardless of grade level. No more guessing, no more countless hours researching what the standards actually mean, no more time trying to find specific wording for effective questions. The innovative Secondary Solutions/Simply Novel SmartFlip Common Core Reference Guide is an essential key to the Common Core ELA Standards and the answer for any teacher who is serious about eliminating the confusion and alleviating the pressure of Common Core instruction in any classroom.