Core Ready Lesson Sets For Grades K-2: A Staircase To Standards Success For English Language Arts, The Journey To Meaning: Comprehension A by Pam AllynCore Ready Lesson Sets For Grades K-2: A Staircase To Standards Success For English Language Arts, The Journey To Meaning: Comprehension A by Pam Allyn

Core Ready Lesson Sets For Grades K-2: A Staircase To Standards Success For English Language Arts…

byPam Allyn

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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This book is part of Pam Allyn’s highly popular Core Ready series, a dynamic series of books that gives educators critical tools for navigating the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. Using the information presented in the series, educators see how to take complex concepts related to the standards and turn them into practical, specific, everyday lessons. The books address the needs of all learners, including ELL and special needs diverse learners, and cover the uses of technology and new media.


The Journey to Meaning: Comprehension and Critique helps cultivate students who think deeply about the meaning of what they read and use skills and strategies with purpose and flexibility. The practical lesson sets included let students search text and illustrations for key ideas and details, ask and answer questions, and make connections and draw inferences using evidence from their reading. Students get the opportunity to explore the elements of fiction and cite evidence to support their thinking about character, setting, plot and point of view.


With this book as a guide student see how to:

  • Use quality literature as their inspiration to create their own fiction and personal narrative stories in a variety of literary genres.
  • Develop character, setting, and events, adding details and visuals to strengthen meaning and imagery.
  • Write to convey their own point of view and that of imaginary characters in their stories.
  • Share their writing and thinking with others orally and/or using appropriate tools and technologies.
  • Visit to purchase access to the PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series. The PDToolkit access does not come with the print book.


    PDToolkit for Pam Allyn's Core Ready Series is a supplemental online subscription-based resource that provides the tools that educators need to implement the Common Core Standards effectively, fluidly, and successfully. The PDToolkit, together with the texts, provides the tools you need to ensure a standards-aligned year of joyful, effective, research-based literacy curriculum.

Pam Allyn is an authority in the field of literacy education and an expert in home and school literacy connections. As a renowned motivational speaker, expert consultant, author, teacher, and humanitarian for children, she is transforming the way we think about literacy as a tool for communication and knowledge building. She is the ex...
Title:Core Ready Lesson Sets For Grades K-2: A Staircase To Standards Success For English Language Arts…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.8 × 8.4 × 0.8 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:013290747X

ISBN - 13:9780132907477


Table of Contents

Grade K—A Thousand Words: Close Reading of Illustrations and Photographs

Grade 1—Getting to Know You: Characters in Narrative Stories

Grade 2—Seeing It My Way and Your Way: Point of View

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the CORE READY series:   “[T]his is a great way to teach ELA…. a group of teachers could use this to change their core reading program... I see this as a way to truly become a reader and writer for today’s world.” -- Edward Karl Shultz, Midwestern State University   “This book is so inspiring! I hope many districts adopt your program! It will change the lives of many students for the better!” -- Elizabeth Smith, Madison Elementary School (VA)    “Pam Allyn’s impressive book, Be Core Ready, provides practical, useful, and insightful advice on how to implement the Common Core State Standards. Her conversational tone, passion for literacy, and, above all else, her unwavering commitment to doing what is best for all learners will help educators build core strengths in every student.  Multiple copies belong in every school’s professional development collection.”  -John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian   "In this informative yet accessible book, Pam Allyn draws upon her extensive understanding of the Common Core State Standards and the changes they demand for literacy education to offer innovative strategies and implementation techniques that develop college and career readiness and inspire all students to become 'curators of ideas' and lifelong readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. I will definitely use the Core Ready Series in my ongoing work with teachers and city schools." -Ernest Morrell, Teachers College, Columbia University    "An inspiring book; filled with thought-provoking insights into the Common Core standards. Pam alleviates “core anxiety " by providing innovative ways to fill any gaps that may exist in your current classroom practices. She takes a look at the everyday literacy skills utilized by a variety of professionals and weaves a link down to our youngest learners. Pam's explanations of the necessary "shifts" I need to make in my teaching are user- friendly and easy to implement. I love the Colleague Conversation starters designed to open dialogue, share ideas and reflect on personal literacy experiences. I can't wait to share this uplifting resource with all of my teacher friends!” -Valerie Palacio, Grade 2 Teacher   "Let Pam Allyn help you conquer the Common Core by going to the core --the core of what readers do when truly engaged with books." -Carol Jago, past president, National Council of Teachers of English and author of With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature   "Help is here. As educators scramble to prepare themselves for the common core standards, Pam Allyn has produced what many will find to be an invaluable resource.  Written in a clear, compelling and accessible manner, Allyn brings years of research on literacy and teaching to help educators respond to the higher standards created by the Common Core.  By following the advice she offers and creatively applying the ideas presented, educators will find that we not only have no need to fear the Common Core but we can embrace it as a way to address the learning needs of our students." -Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development