With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature

With Rigor for All Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature The stakes are high Without artful instruction many students will never acquire the literacy skills they need not only to meet Common Core Standards but also to meet the challenges this brave new wor

  • Title: With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature
  • Author: Carol Jago
  • ISBN: 9780325042107
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stakes are high Without artful instruction, many students will never acquire the literacy skills they need not only to meet Common Core Standards but also to meet the challenges this brave new world is sure to deal them Carol JagoAgain and again the Common Core Standards state that students must read proficiently and independently but how do we achieve this when The stakes are high Without artful instruction, many students will never acquire the literacy skills they need not only to meet Common Core Standards but also to meet the challenges this brave new world is sure to deal them Carol JagoAgain and again the Common Core Standards state that students must read proficiently and independently but how do we achieve this when students are groaning about having to read demanding literature and looking for ways to pass the class without turning pages Carol Jago shows middle and high school teachers how to create English classrooms where students care about living literate lives and develop into proficient independent readers With 50% new material, With Rigor for All, Second Edition features integration of the Common Core State Standards as teaching touchstonesYA lit pairings with classic texts to aid comprehension for middle and high school studentstips to motivate reluctant readers with immersion, encouragement, and small stepsa study guide and guidelines for curriculum development Students need books that mirror their own experiences and if you teach literature that you love, your students will be likely to love it too Let Carol show you how to create an individually designed curriculum in which students read literary works of comparable quality, complexity, and range and enjoy doing it

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    1. Carol Jago is old school. She has her students memorize poetry. She leads her students through deep class discussions on classics like Great Expectations. She always has her students reading at least two novels at the same time. And, apparently, her students buy into her methods.Perhaps old school is not the right phrase. A more precise word is in the title: rigor. Carol Jago's English classes are rigorous. She makes a great case for increasing the rigor in all English classrooms and thus meetin [...]

    2. Finally, someone who put into words the reasons we still need to read Shakespeare and Austen (etc), in school and I'm life. While I disagree with Jago's apparent fear of technology and video games, I adore her thoughts on keeping rigorous (dense, challenging, difficult, etc) works in the classroom. She reminded me why I love Beowulf AND made me defensive of Mass Effect (it's a video game), while simultaneously giving me ideas for my next tattoo. Would recommend to anyone, teacher or not, though [...]

    3. Carol Jago’s slim but powerful volume will help both preservice and in-service teachers develop and maintain robust literature instruction while meeting (and— in many cases—exceeding) Common Core Standards for reading. Although the theory and strategies Jago discusses are most relevant to works of literary fiction, much of her thinking can also be applied to informational texts or nonfiction works, which she addresses only briefly. Throughout this highly readable and accessible text, Jago [...]

    4. Jago addresses teachers of middle and high-school students. Other readers may find her confident voice pushy. She suggests specific approaches of teaching complex fiction, drama, and poetry to adolescents.Jago’s critical stances include reader-response and formalism (or “new” criticism): “Teachers need to go beyond encouraging personal responses and push student readers to understand exactly what the author has done with words and sentences, syntax, and diction that elicited such a respo [...]

    5. The first edition of With Rigor for All has stood proudly on my shelf for years, but I did not hesitate when purchasing and reading this new edition. There are a handful of teacher/writers, maybe 4 or 5, who have impacted my teaching in powerful extraordinary ways--Tom Romano, Nancie Atwell, bell hooks. Carol Jago is definitely one of them. When she was installed as the President of NCTE, I was delighted but not surprised. Jago is a champion of literature, meaningful teaching, challenging materi [...]

    6. This book can certainly be used as a case for keeping fiction in the literacy curriculum! Students need to interact, take a "close" look at novels, and be affected by them. Carol Jago knows that all children are capable of "critical and higher-order thinking." She wants to ensure that "every child in America recieves a first-rate educaation." They need to use their minds to think and interpret information. Good novels help to stretch students' minds. "Literature in its noblset form should do for [...]

    7. I started this last year, but had it shelved for so long that I started it all over! I had read the first edition years ago and felt it was time to read the second edition to prepare myself for next semester. I agree with so many of Jago's beliefs about literature and the importance of not letting up on the rigor of works because they may be "too hard". Every school year teachers want to give up on the classics because they say the kids are not ready because they haven't read anything lengthy in [...]

    8. LOVED this book. As a new teacher I was struggling between teaching "classics" and young adult fiction that has become popular to teach in many high school classrooms. I like both. However, this book convinced me that we need to be using books in our classroom that challenge students. No shortcuts. No excerpts (well, I might use a little, but not as much). Jago also stressed the importance of analytic assignments/assessments (no multiple choice) and reinforced the importance of Alfie Kohn's idea [...]

    9. With Common Core Standards heading our way, many teachers fear what is to become the future of our educational system. In an age where curriculum is being dumbed down, where difficult great books are being set aside in favor of lighter, trendier selections, Jago's argument that great books should be taught to ALL kids is more important than ever. This edition is filled with specific strategies to get help your students find the greatness in books, but it's Jago's rationale behind the use of thes [...]

    10. I completed this version of the book a day ago. I am in love with the wisdom of Jago. She has reignited my belief in detracked English classes at the high school. ALL students should be reading, not merely exposed to, great literature. It is how we learn to deal with life.

    11. One of the best education books I have read in a long time. A lot of great ideas to use in the English/ Literature classroom.

    12. I liked the NF list that she included. I think I should've liked more, and I disagree with some of her ideas.

    13. With the Common Core Standards' focus on complex texts, Carol Jago reminds us why teaching classic literature is important and shows how to make it relevant to today's reader.

    14. Thought-provoking ideas and practical suggestions for increasing rigor by teaching classical literature. This made for an interesting PD book study.

    15. A wonderful resource for English teachers who don't want to sacrifice the quality of literature in the classroom.

    16. This can be a really great resource for teachers searching for innovative ways to meet standards in the classroom.

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