ERIC Number: EJ1004201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Making the Common Core Text Exemplars Accessible to Middle Graders
Moss, Barbara, Ed.
Voices from the Middle, v20 n4 p43-46 May 2013
This column provides an overview of the Common Core text exemplars and gives examples of ways teachers can group text exemplars and other trade books in ways that will support middle graders' understanding of complex texts. Building background by supplementing text exemplars with other titles is particularly emphasized. Suggestions for grouping exemplars and other books on topics like the Great Depression, slavery, art, and architecture are provided. Classic books by authors like Virginia Hamilton, Walt Whitman, and Frederick Douglass are featured, as are more contemporary titles by authors like Elizabeth Partridge, David Macaulay, and Russell Freedman.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Academic Standards, State Standards, Instructional Material Evaluation, Media Selection, Cluster Grouping, Teaching Methods, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Relevance (Education), Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
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