In the Best Interest of Students

Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom

What is in the best interest of our students? Is it teaching to the newest standards movement, like the Common Core? Teaching that prepares students to take a test? Or is it something more meaningful and authentic?

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What is in the best interest of our students? Is it teaching to the newest standards movement, like the Common Core? Teaching that prepares students to take a test? Or is it something more meaningful and authentic?

In his new book, In the Best Interest of Students, Kelly Gallagher notes that there are real strengths in the Common Core standards, and there are significant weaknesses as well. He takes the long view, reminding us that standards come and go but what remains consta...read more

About the Author(s)

Kelly, a "baseballoholic" and a self-described expert at negotiating airports, is in his thirty-third year of teaching at the high school level.

He currently teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Our Students’ Best Interest Does Not Always Align with the Current Standards Movement
  • Chapter 2: Staying True to What Works in the Teaching of Reading
  • Chapter 3: Where the Common Core Reading Standards Fall Short
  • Chapter 4: Staying True to What Works in the Teaching of Writing
  • Chapter 5: Where the Common Core Writing Standards Fall Short
  • Chapter 6: Using Models to Elevate Our Students’ Reading and Writing Abilities
  • Chapter 7: Sharpening Our Students' Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Chapter 8: Shift Happens
  • Appendix
  • Track Your Writing Chart

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Grade Range: 5-12
Media: 248 pp/paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2015
Item No: 1044Item No: 1045Item No: 1B44
ISBN: 978-162531-044-6ISBN: 978-1-62531-045-3ISBN: 978-162531-B44-6

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