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Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12: 15 Must-Have Skills Every Student Needs to Achieve

Jim Burke, Barry Gilmore, "Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Grades 6-12: 15 Must-Have Skills Every Student Needs to Achieve"
English | ISBN: 1483379809 | 2015 | EPUB | 256 pages | 9,5 MB

Analyze, argue, compare/contrast, describe, determine, develop, evaluate, explain, imagine, integrate, interpret, organize, summarize, support, and transform . . .

Can a mere fifteen words turn todays youth into the innovative, ambitious thinkers we need? Yes, contend Jim Burke and Barry Gilmore, coauthors of Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, because these are the moves that make the mind work and students must learn if theyre to achieve academically. Its that simple.

Or is it? To arrive at these fifteen critical reading, writing, and thinking processes, Jim and Barry combed through the standards, research, and secondary curriculum-and thats for starters. Then, for each of these powerhouse processes, they developed a lesson structure, assignments, and activities so you can teach with potency, right away, and immediately cultivate in students discipline-specific habits of mind.

Heres the best part yet: Jim and Barry distill each intellectual process into a potent concision that nevertheless spans subject areas:

Before, during, and after sections offer essential questions, lesson ideas, and activities to assist you in instruction.
Two sample student pieces illustrate not only what to look for but the process for getting there.
Culminating tasks include producing an analytic essay, visual text, argument, narrative and informational writing, poetry, descriptive science writing, and explanatory writing in math.
Every chapter has a correlation chart to Webbs Depth of Knowledge to deepen understanding and a reproducible rubric to aid in assessment.
At the end of the day, what we want is for our students to know how to think at high levels in any discipline in school or any arena in life. In Academic Moves for College and Career Readiness, Jim and Barry translate these processes into remarkable instructional protocols. Use the book and youll know for yourself what a revolution theyve created.

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