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The Common Core Writing Book, K-5

Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences

Gretchen Owocki, Saginaw Valley State University

ISBN 978-0-325-04805-5 / 0-325-04805-3 / 2013 / 240pp / Spiral
Imprint: Heinemann
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Grade Level: K - 5th
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“As we work within the Common Core, we must take care to not lose sight of meaningful teaching and learning. In working toward the new standards, kids are going to be doing hard things. But children can still write for reasons that matter. This is not inconsistent with the goals of the Common Core State Standards.”
—Gretchen Owocki

“My goal with The Common Core Writing Book,” writes Gretchen Owocki, “is to support K–5 teachers as they provide differentiated instruction in relation to the ten Common Core writing standards.” Gretchen presents a comprehensive framework of strategies that help you choose the best path for meeting students’ needs and the Common Core standards.

As she did for reading in the bestselling Common Core Lesson Book, Gretchen empowers teachers with information and proven practices. She breaks the writing anchor standards into manageable chunks, emphasizing differentiation, engagement, and writing for authentic purposes. She offers:

  • a clear description of what each standard asks from students
  • instructional decision trees that connect assessment to planning
  • instructional strategies that gradually release responsibility to students
  • suggestions for tailoring support to meet students’ individual needs.

“Because effective teaching does not emerge from a mandate, a state office, or a manual,” writes Gretchen Owocki, “we must avoid paths that cast educators as secondary decision makers or that offer quick solutions or static packages.” Whether you turn to The Common Core Writing Book to enhance your current curriculum or to design your own, Gretchen Owocki will help you create instruction that is standards focused and student centered.


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Overview

  • Text Types and Purposes: Anchor 1
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Text Types and Purposes: Anchor 2
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Text Types and Purposes: Anchor 3
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Production and Distribution of Writing: Anchor 4
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Production and Distribution of Writing Anchor 5
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Production and Distribution of Writing: Anchor 6
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Anchor 7
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Anchor 8
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Anchor 9
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application
  • Range of Writing: Anchor 10
    Grade-Level Standards | Decision Tree | Demonstration | Collaborative Engagement | Independent Application

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"A warning label should come with The Common Core Writing Book: 'Be careful. Reading and using this book can be addicting to you and good for your students.' If you want a book that will reaffirm your thoughts about teaching writing, this book is for you. If you want a book that you can use tomorrow, this book is for you. If you want a book that will guide you through the new Common Core Standards without anxiety and trepidation, this book is for you. If you want a book that will help raise the rigor of your teaching, this book is for you."
Linda Biondi "A Common Core Writing Book That Understands Teacher Needs" Read the entire rave review at Middleweb

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