Engage, challenge, and inspire students with work that matters Transformational Literacy, written by a team from Expeditionary Learning, helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shiftsabuilding knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex textato engage students in work that matters. Worthy texts and worthy tasks help students see the connection between their hard work as readers and writers and their capacity to contribute to stronger communities and a better world. The stories, examples, and resources that permeate Transformational Literacy come primarily from the more than 150 Expeditionary Learning schools around the country that support teachers to select, supplement, customize, and create curriculum, and improve instruction. The book also draws on Expeditionary Learning's open source Common Core English Language Arts curriculumaoften cited as one of the finest in the countryaand professional development offered to thousands of teachers to implement that curriculum effectively. Transformational Literacy combines the best of what Expeditionary Learning knows works for kidsapurposeful, inquiry-based learningaand the new imperative of the Common Coreahigher and deeper expectations for all students. Teach standards through a compelling and purposeful curriculum that prioritizes worthy texts and worthy task Improve students' evidence-based reading, thinking, talking, and writing Support students to develop a new mindset toward the challenge of reading complex texts Transformational Literacy introduces an approach to literacy instruction that will engage, challenge, and inspire student with work that matters.A purely informational piece introduces and explains a topic, but it takes no debatable position on the information. ... It cana#39;t an informationarich world where genres and purposes of writing frequently blur, aElaine Colella, eighthagrade teacher, King Middle School, Portland, Maine it is ... The academic purpose of their reading and writing, according to Boland, was c to write a critical literary essay.
|Author||:||Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne Nathan Plaut, Cheryl Becker Dobbertin|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2014-08-20|