Strategies to Deepen Content Knowledge (Grades 6-12)
Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the
In this age of the Common Core State Standards, all content area
teachers must integrate literacy standards into their curriculum.
If you're like most content area educators, you're feeling a bit
overwhelmed at the thought of applying the new standards, or you
might just need a little extra help.
In this hands-on resource, Common Core literacy expert Katherine
McKnight offers secondary teachers a clear understanding of what
literacy looks like in English Language Arts (ELA), social studies,
and other humanities-related subjects. She gives educators proven
teaching techniques that will help them to develop literacy skills
in their students. The book offers a wealth of practical strategies
and activities that content area teachers can integrate seamlessly.
Praise for Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social
- A selection of activities that support literacy skills and
build content knowledge
- Ideas for implementing the literacy requirements of the Common
Core in specific content areas
- An easy-to-use Difficulty Dial that indicates the complexity of
- Robust student samples that bring the activities to life across
a variety of grade levels
Studies, and the Humanities
"McKnight eloquently dispels much of the mythology surrounding
the new standards, and explains how to help students find success.
You'll find this engaging book your 'go-to' resource for
implementing the Common Core!" ? Richard M. Cash,
Ed.D., Educational Consultant; Author, Advancing
Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century
"While this book would be a gift to any beginning teacher, its
practical and comprehensible support for literacy as defined by the
Common Core State Standards makes it a must-have for all teachers."
? Laura Garner, Language Arts Coordinator, Berkeley
County (South Carolina) Public Schools
"This is a must-read for all middle and high school content area
teachers! McKnight shows how every strategy in the book supports
student achievement of the Common Core." ? LeAnn
Nickelsen, M.Ed., Educational Consultant; Coauthor, Deeper
Learning and Bringing the Common Core to Life in K ? 8