Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Effective Teaching across the K-8 Curriculum

William Bintz

A Paperback Originale-bookprint + e-book
A Paperback Original
December 11, 2014
ISBN 9781462518982
Price: $32.00
212 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
January 1, 2015
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Price: $32.00
212 Pages
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212 Pages
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Ideal for Professional Development
Includes Common Core Content

Read a Free Sample Chapter introducing the concept of paired text.
The reproducible materials can be downloaded and printed in PDF format.
“This book is a treasure trove for teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards. Bintz effectively demonstrates the use of children’s literature as a centerpiece for Common Core-focused instruction. The sample lessons and examples of paired text are wonderful resources for busy teachers who value and honor the important place of children’s literature in their classrooms.”

—Barbara Moss, PhD, School of Teacher Education, San Diego State University

“Using paired text is a sound pedagogical practice that has the potential to help students increase reading engagement, expand their knowledge base, enrich conceptual understanding, and develop critical insights about language and text—all of which are consistent with the goals of the CCSS for English language arts and disciplinary literacy. This book is chock-full of trade book resources, instructional strategies, and convenient reproducibles that all K-8 teachers will find relevant and useful.”

—Zhihui Fang, PhD, School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida

“As someone who is devoted to providing readers with strategies to attack, survive, and enjoy texts, I found Bintz’s book rewarding. His experiences and connections mirror what K-8 students do as they learn how to gain confidence while reading. Bintz’s rationale for using paired text in English language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics is practical, and he proves how this addresses the CCSS by outlining the anchor standards. This book should be on the reading list of K–8 classroom teachers, reading specialists, and instructional coaches.”

—Marie Donnantuono, MEd, College of Education, William Paterson University

“When carefully paired, books can be used together to initiate much-needed conversations in ELA, history, science, and mathematics, while supporting students in exploring what makes each discipline unique. This extremely practical book shows how to do just that. It features easy-to-follow strategy lessons and reproducible materials that can be photocopied or printed out for immediate use. It is a ‘must have’ resource for teachers across grades and disciplines. Schools would be well served by buying a copy for every teacher in their building.”

—Jerome C. Harste, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Indiana University