Rx for the Common Core: Toolkit for Implementing Inquiry Learning, 1st Edition

  • Mary Boyd Ratzer
  • Paige Jaeger
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610695461
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695466
  • DDC: 371.39
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are putting educators under pressure to examine what works and what doesn't. Even with the best efforts, integrating new strategies into daily practice in the classroom or library can be frustrating. This book will help. Providing a professional development toolkit that trains school librarians and teachers and enables them to train others, it presents a sequence of scaffolded essential questions that results in a customized blueprint for effective teaching. The book assembles background building blocks for inquiry and the Common Core, illustrates and connects key concepts on how to introduce inquiry-based learning, and provides effective tools for igniting the Common Core through inquiry-based learning methods. Developed from the crucible of six years of professional development to real-world audiences with deep experience in teaching and school librarianship, this book makes implementing inquiry learning and embracing the Common Core easier for classroom teachers and school librarians who understand the value of these teaching methods but are unsure of the best way to implement them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Prologue: Rx for the Common Core.
1: Inquiry Basics.
2: Inquiry in Action.
3: Inquiry and the Common Core.
4: Engagement.
5: Thinking and Questioning.
6: Synthesis.
7: Assessment.
About the Authors.