Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction
Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics
By (author) Kathy Tuchman Glass
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Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction by Kathy Tuchman Glass
Book DescriptionFrom standards identification and translation to assessment, Glass leads the reader step-by-step through the writing process and the development of an effective standards-based writing curriculum. Using Glass' method, standards act as a solid foundation or framework, and teachers are encouraged to build as creatively upon that foundation as possible - designing lessons and units that are innovative, engaging, and which still produce measurable gains. Her four part process is as follows: 1. Identification of content-standards for writing: What do I want my students to know and be able to do? 2. Creating a teacher rubric with a clear set of criteria for writing assessment: What are the key criteria for achieving these standards and assessing students? 3. Crafting a student checklist to guide students through the unit and self-assess: What do students need to know and learn as they progress through the unit and how will they be assessed? 4. Designing lessons to achieve standards: How do I help my students meet the criteria? The numerous strategies, examples and photocopiables focus on writing at the primary level, but are easily adapted for use by secondary teachers of science and social studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412904568
(280mm x 216mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathy Tuchman Glass
Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6-12, Paperback (July 2013)
This book offers a comprehensive plan for effective curriculum design that can be used as a model for either revising existing Grades 6-12 ELA curriculum or creating an entirely new one to meet the new Common Core ELA standards.
Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K-5, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Kathy Tuchman Glass
This guide for connecting standards to lessons demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with the CCSS. Includes reproducible templates and examples of unit curriculum maps.
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Author Biography - Kathy Tuchman Glass
Consulting Description Kathy Glass is a former teacher who consults and presents nationally with K-12 teachers and administrators at schools, districts, conferences, and county offices of education. She offers a blend of professional development (PD) topics to target audiences in areas affecting curriculum and instruction. To deliver customized PD, she assists educators with strategic planning to determine objectives. Then she tailors PD based on requested topics such as, but not limited to: * highlights of the ELA Common Core Standards * implementation of the ELA Common Core or other standards-based curriculum using a backward design approach * essential understandings and guiding questions to frame curriculum and instruction * differentiated tools and instructional strategies * pre-, formative, summative, and self-assessments * alignment of six-traits writing instruction and assessment to curriculum goals * unit and yearlong curriculum maps * text-dependent questions to facilitate close reading, and more. To help educators directly translate what she presents into effective classroom practice that impacts students, Kathy can provide a variety of PD opportunities (e.g., presentations, lesson demonstrations and modeling, coaching, collaborative unit design, etc.). She is the author of six books: Mapping Comprehensive Units to the English Language (ELA) Arts Common Core Standards, 6-12 (May, 2013); Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K-5 ((c) 2012); Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9 ((c)2009); Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum ((c)2009); Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Curriculum Year Overviews ((c)2007); and Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based Lesson Plans and Rubrics ((c)2005). In addition, Glass has served as a reader and reviewer for Reader's Handbook: A Student Guide for Reading and Learning (2002, Great Source Education Group) and as a contributing writer and consultant for the Heath Middle Level Literature series (1995, DC Heath and Co). Website: www.kathyglassconsulting.com; email: email@example.com
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