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Description - Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction by Kathy Tuchman Glass

Glass leads the reader step-by-step through the writing process and helps them to design lessons and units that are innovative, engaging and, above all, effective. She helps teachers answer the questions: What do I want my students to know and be able to do? What are the key criteria for achieving these standards and assessing students? What do students need to know and learn as they progress through the unit and how will they be assessed? How do I help my students meet the criteria? Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction also contains a wide range of strategies, examples and photocopiable materials.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412904568
ISBN-10: 1412904560
Format: Paperback
(279mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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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: kathy@kathyglassconsulting.com