Monthly Archives: November 2013


[This post is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014).  It appeared in slightly different form as a MiddleWeb Guest Article on Nov. 20, 1013.] I’ve been reading a lot about … Continue reading

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TWO New Pages on The Literacy Cookbook WEBSITE!

In response to popular demand, I have added two new pages to the TLC Website: Narrative Writing Persuasive Writing If you’re curious about what else I’ve added to the TLC Website lately, please check out the “What’s New!” page. And … Continue reading

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APPROACHES TO THE COMMON CORE: How to Teach Reading Literature Standard #3

Here’s CCSS Reading Anchor Standard #3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. The Trajectory Analysis Chart for this standard when Reading Literature looks like this:   STANDARD RL K.3 … Continue reading

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