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Research-Based Practices for Teaching Common Core Literacy

P. David Pearson Elfrieda H. Hiebert Nell K. Duke

288 pages
Teachers College Press
This one-of-a-kind resource will be invaluable to every teacher educator, every curriculum director, and every literacy coach, whether or not they must meet Common Core Standards. Bringing together perspectives from literacy luminaries, each addressing their specialty, this book offers an accessible fund of rich practices in literacy instruction. The book serves two purposes: First, it assembles a body of knowledge and wisdom from leading literacy researchers who each draw from a long career in the field to address topics of central importance to good literacy instruction. Second, these research-to-practice leaders connect established best practices and foundational research to the current challenge of instruction to meet Common Core Standards and other rigorous curriculum guidelines. The contributors point out strengths of the Common Core as well as issues and oversights of which educators should be aware. Closing chapters situate the Common Core within a continuum of educational policy and legislation.
Author Bio
P. David Pearson is a professor and former dean at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Elfrieda H. Hiebert is president and CEO of TextProject, Inc. and a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz.