1st Edition

Common Core Reading Lessons
Pairing Literary and Nonfiction Texts to Promote Deeper Understanding

ISBN 9780415733199
Published December 16, 2013 by Routledge
164 Pages

USD $35.95

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Book Description

The Common Core is placing a heavier emphasis on nonfiction, but that doesn't mean you have to give up your literature lessons! In this book, English teachers Stacey O'Reilly and Angie Stooksbury describe how you can combine nonfiction with fiction to meet the standards and give students a deeper understanding of what they are reading. This practical book provides a variety of nonfiction reading strategies as well as ready-to-implement lesson plans and text pairing suggestions.

You will get…

  • A variety of useful strategies to help students analyze nonfiction
  • Sample units with step-by-step agendas and lesson plans
  • Ready-to-use classroom handouts and rubrics for assessment
  • Suggested text pairings across genres and time periods

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living and Learning

Chapter 1: How the Common Core Promotes Deeper Understanding

Chapter 3: Don’t Forget the S.O.A.P: Breaking it Down

Chapter 4: Implementing Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Chapter 5: Looking at History through Multiple Genres

Chapter 6: Writing with Spin to Rewrite History

Chapter 7: The Debate: Words that Win

Chapter 8: A Reflective Writing Assignment

Chapter 9: A Romeo and Juliet Assignment

Chapter 10: An Animal Farm Assignment

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Stacey O’Reilly and Angie Stooksbury are English teachers at Big Walnut Local Schools in Ohio. They frequently present at conferences on the topic of reading and the Common Core.