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Learn about other products and services that ASCD offers that are aimed at helping you implement the Common Core State Standards in Literacy.
Vocab Rehab Arias
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Find out how to make time every day to teach vocabulary through direct, explicit instruction that is also creative, interesting, and fun for students. Teacher and author Marilee Sprenger explains a new and effective approach to teaching vocabulary that calls for exploration, discovery, and playing with words -- all in just 10 minutes per class.
Standards for High School English Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide
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High school teachers and leaders with responsibility for English language arts (ELA) need this handy guide to successfully implement the Common Core in their respective grade levels.
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts: A Quick-Start Guide
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This Quick-Start Guide provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who?, 3rd edition
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You can help students in your subject area be more effective readers with the principles and strategies from this book. This all-new edition draws from new research on the impact of new technologies, the population boom of English language learners, and the influence of the Common Core State Standards.
Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms: The Surprising Power of Joy
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Take the joyful learning framework you discovered in Engaging Minds in the Classroom and use it to keep students attentive, thoughtful, and inquisitive about learning in language arts.
Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension
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Neurologist Judy Willis connects classroom practice to the neurology of reading and provides whole-class and individualized activities, lessons, and units that you can use in every grade and subject to help all students become better readers.
Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners
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Read this book to find out why and how discussion-based lessons help students—especially English language learners—to process and remember information, develop higher-order thinking, and advance their literacy skills.
Implementing the Common Core State Standards: English
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Through close examination of the English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy standards, this one-day institute engages you in activities to understand the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the resources and processes available to support their implementation. The presenter explains key concepts essential to a successful adoption.

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