Learn how to incorporate rigorous activities into your English language arts or social studies classroom and help students reach higher levels of learning. Expert educators and consultants Barbara R. Blackburn and Melissa Miles offer a practical framework for understanding rigor and provide specialized examples for elementary ELA and social studies teachers. Topics covered include:
- Creating a rigorous environment
- High expectations
- Support and scaffolding
- Demonstration of learning
- Assessing student progress
- Collaborating with colleagues
The book comes with classroom-ready tools, offered in the book and as free eResources on our website at www.routledge.com/9781138598959.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Creating a Rigorous Environment 3. Expectations 4. Support and Scaffolding 5. Demonstration of Learning 6. Assessment 7. Collaborating to Improve Rigor
Barbara R. Blackburn, a Top 30 Global Guru in Education, has taught early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school students and has served as an educational consultant for three publishing companies. In addition to speaking at international, national, and state conferences, she also regularly presents workshops for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools. She is the author of over 20 books, including the bestseller Rigor Is Not a Four-Letter Word.
Melissa Miles, coauthor of Rigor in the 6–12 ELA and Social Studies Classroom, is currently back in the classroom teaching middle school language arts after serving as Director of Educational Resources at a school in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has almost 20 years of classroom teaching experience. She is also twice credentialed as a National Board-Certified teacher for young adolescents, works as a SpringBoard Curriculum consultant to College Board, and is a certified member of the site visitation team for the Schools to Watch award.