Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades K-2, 1st edition

  • Lesley Mandel Morrow
  • Erin Kramer
  • Amy Monaco

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An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades K-2, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades K-2  helps teachers see ideas in action in this insightful look at the key aspects and fundamental shifts of the ELA Common Core Standards for grades K-2. Each standard is accompanied by a comprehensive look into a kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classroom as well as valuable, practical tips for teachers and lesson plan ideas that can be put to immediate use. Classroom vignettes complete with specific teacher-and-student dialogues help readers picture how to implement each standard in their own classrooms. 

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents

Introduction: Donna Ogle

Chapter 1- Speaking, Listening and Language Development

Chapter 2 - Foundational Skills

Chapter 3 – Reading Standards: Comprehending Literature

Chapter 4 – Standards Comprehending Informational Text

Chapter 5 – Writing and the Common Core Standards


Chapter 6- Healthy Food and Healthy Bodies: A Science Unit Using Language Arts/Literacy: Common Core State Standards


Chapter 7 - Using the CCSS throughout the School Day

Appendix: Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 2

Published by Pearson (July 30th 2014) - Copyright © 2015