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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

The Common Core in Action

By Benjamin Johnson

© 2013 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

This important new book identifies the skills and qualities students need, based on the Common Core State Standards, to be really ready for college and careers.

Go beyond content knowledge…the deep thinking and learning skills detailed in this book will equip students for success!

Prepare your students for their futures by helping them become…

  • Analytic thinkers
  • Critical thinkers
  • Problem solvers
  • Inquisitive
  • Opportunistic
  • Flexible
  • Open minded
  • Teachable
  • Risk takers
  • Expressive
  • Skilled at information gathering
  • Skilled at drawing inferences and reaching conclusions
  • Skilled at using technology as a tool, not a crutch

For each skill, you'll learn why it matters, and get a whole host of practical strategies and techniques for bringing the skill to life in the classroom—across the curriculum and for different grade levels.

BONUS! You'll get useful, much-needed information on planning high-quality assessments.

Table of Contents

Section I: Creating Thinkers

Chapter 1: Analytical Thinkers

Chapter 2: Critical Thinkers

Chapter 3: Problem Solvers

Section II: Creating College- and Career-Ready Learners

Chapter 4: Inquisitive Learners

Chapter 5: Opportunistic Learners

Chapter 6: Flexible Learners

Section III: Building Resiliency

Chapter 7: Willingness to Accept Critical Feedback

Chapter 8: Willingness to Adjust Based on Feedback

Chapter 9: Openness to Possible Failure

Section IV: Creating Communicators

Chapter 10: Able to Express Oneself in Writing and Orally

Chapter 11: Skilled at Information Gathering

Chapter 12: Draws Inferences and Reaches Conclusions

Chapter 13: Uses Technology as a Tool, Not a Crutch

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