Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12

Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12

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Analyze, argue, compare/contrast, describe, determine, develop, evaluate, explain, imagine, integrate, interpret, organize, summarize, support, and transform . . . Can a mere fifteen words turn todaya€™s youth into the innovative, ambitious thinkers we need? Yes, contend Jim Burke and Barry Gilmore, coauthors of Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, because these are the moves that make the mind work and students must learn if theya€™re to achieve academically. Ita€™s that simple. Or is it? To arrive at these fifteen critical reading, writing, and thinking processes, Jim and Barry combed through the standards, research, and secondary curriculuma€”and thata€™s for starters. Then, for each of these powerhouse processes, they developed a lesson structure, assignments, and activities so you can teach with potency, right away, and immediately cultivate in students discipline-specific habits of mind. Herea€™s the best part yet: Jim and Barry distill each intellectual process into a potent concision that nevertheless spans subject areas: Before, during, and after sections offer essential questions, lesson ideas, and activities to assist you in instruction. Two sample student pieces illustrate not only what to look for but the process for getting there. Culminating tasks include producing an analytic essay, visual text, argument, narrative and informational writing, poetry, descriptive science writing, and explanatory writing in math. Every chapter has a correlation chart to Webba€™s Depth of Knowledge to deepen understanding and a reproducible rubric to aid in assessment. At the end of the day, what we want is for our students to know how to think at high levels in any discipline in school or any arena in life. In Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Jim and Barry translate these processes into remarkable instructional protocols. Use the book and youa€™ll know for yourself what a revolution theya€™ve created.reading The Kite Runner (Hosseini, 2003) or look for sample designs for an egg cage to protect an egg dropped from twenty feet for a science challenge. ... add to them, and how we attribute information and ideasa€”think of it as building a visual vocabulary for unfamiliar concepts. ... what, for example, an essay might look like in more digital formats by letting them experiment with presentation software like anbsp;...

Title:Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12
Author:Jim Burke, Barry Gilmore
Publisher:Corwin Press - 2015-02-03


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