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Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters

Created By

EL Education

  • Author

    Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne Nathan Plaut, Cheryl Becker Dobbertin

  • Topic

    • Academic Achievement
    • Curriculum
    • Classroom Instruction
    • Student Work

    Type

    Books

    Discipline

    Help your students connect their hard work as readers and writers to their futures as contributors to stronger communities and a better world. Transformational Literacy frames the adoption of the Common Core State Standards as a moment of opportunity to engage and inspire students with work that matters—to help them see the connections between their hard work as readers and writers, and their futures as contributors to stronger communities and a better world.

    Transformational Literacy helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. This book combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core— higher and deeper expectations for all students. 

    Transformational Literacy is a great companion to EL Education's K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. The book, which includes 24 videos, will equip teachers to deepen their implementation of the curriculum, sharpen their understanding of the Common Core instructional shifts, internalize curriculum design decisions, and support all students to excel.


    Created By

    EL Education

  • Author

    Ron Berger, Libby Woodfin, Suzanne Nathan Plaut, Cheryl Becker Dobbertin

  • Topic

    • Academic Achievement
    • Curriculum
    • Classroom Instruction
    • Student Work

    Type

    Books

    Discipline

    Help your students connect their hard work as readers and writers to their futures as contributors to stronger communities and a better world. Transformational Literacy frames the adoption of the Common Core State Standards as a moment of opportunity to engage and inspire students with work that matters—to help them see the connections between their hard work as readers and writers, and their futures as contributors to stronger communities and a better world.

    Transformational Literacy helps teachers leverage the Common Core instructional shifts—building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction, reading for and writing with evidence, and regular practice with complex text—to engage students in work that matters. This book combines the best of what EL Education knows works for kids—purposeful, inquiry-based learning—and the new imperative of the Common Core— higher and deeper expectations for all students. 

    Transformational Literacy is a great companion to EL Education's K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. The book, which includes 24 videos, will equip teachers to deepen their implementation of the curriculum, sharpen their understanding of the Common Core instructional shifts, internalize curriculum design decisions, and support all students to excel.


    “Hopeful and helpful—Transformational Literacy is filled with work-worthy ideas that instill hope in readers by providing helpful vignettes, descriptive examples, text suggestions, and instructional shifts that will prepare young scholars for the 21st century." Cris Tovani Secondary English teacher and instructional coach, author, and international literacy consultant

    Make the Most of Transformational Literacy

    Browse the entire collection of Transformational Literacy videos.

    EL Education also offers professional development related to Transformational Literacy. For more information about existing opportunities, or to make inquiries about bringing professional development to your area, email us at pd@eleducation.org.



    One of 24 videos from Transformational Literacy

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    Transformational Literacy supports teachers to leverage the instructional shifts necessary for student success with college- and career-ready standards. CHAPTER 1: Choosing Worthy Texts CHAPTER 2: Bringing Text to Life CHAPTER 3: Evidence-Based Thinking, Talking, and Writing CHAPTER 4: From Deep Understanding to High-Quality Written Work CHAPTER 5: Building Strong Writers with Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback CHAPTER 6: Creating the Conditions for Success with Complex Text CHAPTER 7: Helping Students Read Closely

    Suggested Use

    Schoolwide book study, tool for professional coaching, an anchor text for professional learning communities