Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core: Effective Teaching Across the K-8 Curriculum.pdf

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core: Effective Teaching Across the K-8 Curriculum.pdf


Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 graphic organizers. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

"This book is a treasure trove for teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards. Bintz effectively demonstrates the use of children's literature as a centerpiece for Common Core-focused instruction. The sample lessons and examples of paired texts are wonderful resources for busy teachers who value and honor the important place of children's literature in their classrooms."--Barbara Moss, PhD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University "Using paired text is a sound pedagogical practice that has the potential to help students increase reading engagement, expand their knowledge base, enrich conceptual understanding, and develop critical insights about language and text--all of which are consistent with the goals of the CCSS for English language arts and disciplinary literacy. This book is chock-full of trade book resources, instructional strategies, and convenient reproducibles that all K-8 teachers will find relevant and useful."--Zhihui Fang, PhD, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida "As someone who is devoted to providing readers with strategies to attack, survive, and enjoy texts, I found Bintz's book rewarding. His experiences and connections mirror what K-8 students do as they learn how to gain confidence while reading. Bintz's rationale for using paired texts in ELA, social studies, science, and mathematics is practical and he proves how this addresses the Common Core by outlining the anchor standards. This book should be on the reading list of K-8 classroom teachers, reading specialists, and instructional coaches."--Marie Donnantuono, MEd, College of Education, William Paterson University "When carefully paired, books can be used together to initiate much-needed conversations in ELA, history, science, and mathematics, while supporting students in exploring what makes each discipline unique. This extremely practical book shows how to do just that. It features easy-to-follow strategy lessons and repr

William Bintz, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. He has extensive classroom teaching experience in elementary, middle, and high schools. His professional interests include using award-winning literature to teach across the curriculum in K-12, collaborative teacher research, and reading comprehension assessment. Dr. Bintz has published numerous articles and book chapters in leading literacy journals and has presented at many international, national, and state conferences. In addition, he conducts professional development workshops throughout the United States.


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