Pulling Together

Integrating Inquiry, Assessment, and Instruction in Today's English Classroom

Complete with diagrams, graphic organizers, classroom examples, assessment tools, and lists of core understandings, Pulling Together presents a comprehensive answer to the big ideas in teaching: formative assessment, backward design, inquiry learning, strategic teaching, and metacognition.

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Complete with diagrams, graphic organizers, classroom examples, assessment tools, and lists of core understandings, Pulling Together presents a comprehensive answer to the big ideas in teaching: formative assessment, backward design, inquiry learning, strategic teaching, and metacognition. The authors show how this collaborative process is reflected in all aspects of the literacy learning, from unit planning and lesson sequences, through the inquiry process and gradual release of res...read more

About the Author(s)

Leyton is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia–Okanagan.  His teaching and research are in the areas of inclusive education, literacy and language arts, professional development, and teaching and learning in the middle years.

A teacher of English and social studies, Mehjabeen has acted as a school-level Literacy Leader and been involved in consultative and collaborative projects across disciplines and schools.

Krista Ediger has taught English, French Immersion, FSL, and Social Studies, and has worked on planning in multiple disciplines.

In addition to collaborative work in developing English language arts currciulum for British Columbia, Joanne Panas has taught English in grades 8-12 and consulted with numerous school districts.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
Chapter 1: Working Together to Build Practices
Chapter 2: Integrating Planning, Assessment, and Instruction
Chapter 3: Responsive Teaching and Assessment
Chapter 4: Thinking Through Oral Language
Chapter 5: Rethinking Reading
Chapter 6: Writing as Thinking
Chapter 7: Embracing New Literacies
Chapter 8: Constructing Critical Literacy
Chapter 9: Integrating Content Areas
Conclusion
Bibliography/Professional Resources
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 8237Item No: 8822Item No: B237
ISBN: 978-155138-237-1ISBN: 978-1-55138-822-9ISBN: 978-15513B-237-1

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