Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades K-5

ebook English Language Arts Strategies

By Maria G. Dove

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The strategies you need to teach common standards to diverse learners

The elementary years are a critical opportunity to help students of all backgrounds meet the demands of the Common Core Standards. In this realistic, thorough book, Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld show how to help every K-5 student, including English Learners, students with disabilities, speakers of nonstandard English, and other struggling learners, meet the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts (ELA).

Educators will find an adaptable approach that ensures all students develop lasting language skills. This resource

  • Familiarizes readers with each of the Common Core′s 32 ELA anchor standards
  • Outlines the specific skills that students need to master each standard
  • Presents a wealth of flexible teaching strategies and instructional tools aligned to each anchor standard 
  • Includes guidance on collaboration and co-teaching for student success
  • Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner is the standards-based ELA resource that elementary teachers have been waiting for!

    "Each anchor standard in all five domains is fully explained with practical, engaging activities that can add fun and learning to any classroom. Readers will feel supported and energized for the challenges ahead, with a toolkit for meeting the needs of all learners."
    —Elizabeth Gennosa, English/AIS Teacher
    Sagamore Middle School, Holtsville, NY

    "Here′s a resource that will make your teaching life easier and support those learners in your classroom who worry you the most."
    —Dolores Hennessy, Reading Specialist
    Hill and Plain School, New Milford, CT

    Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades K-5