Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 6 Math Test


Author: Mary Elizabeth Platt
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438008189
Category: Study Aids
Page: 216
View: 2016

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This series of books introduces students to the PARCC assessment administered across the country. It offers comprehensive subject reviews and practice tests designed to familiarize students with the PARCC grade level test and prepares them to do their best on test day. Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 6 Math Test includes: An explanation and overview of the test, including the computerized format of the exams Two full-length practice tests with answers and explanations Practice exercises that cover the different types of PARCC questions Helpful test-taking tips and preparation tactics throughout Strategies to help students navigate different math domains, including the number system, expression and equations, statistics and probability, geometry, and more Students will find everything they need in order to prepare—and succeed—on their grade-specific PARCC tests.

Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 6 ELA/Literacy Test


Author: MaryBeth Estok
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438008172
Category: Study Aids
Page: 192
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This series of books introduces students to the PARCC assessment administered across the country. It offers comprehensive subject reviews and practice tests designed to familiarize students with the PARCC grade level test and prepares them to do their best on test day. Let's Prepare for the PARCC Grade 6 ELA/Literacy Test includes: An explanation and overview of the test, including the computerized format of the exams Two full-length practice tests with answers and explanations Practice exercises that cover the different types of PARCC questions Helpful test-taking tips and preparation tactics throughout, and more Students will find everything they need in order to prepare—and succeed—on their grade-specific PARCC tests.

Common Core: PARCC ELA/Literacy Assessments, Grades 6-8


Author: Dennis Fare
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738684724
Category: Study Aids
Page: 352
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REA's PARCC Assessments: ELA Literacy - Grades 6-8 Study Guide Take Control of the Common Core with REA's New Study Guide! The educational landscape is changing and REA is at the forefront of the new PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessments that millions of students will soon face. This targeted study guide is designed for teachers and students in PARCC states, and is fully-aligned with the Common Core standards. Covers Must-Know PARCC ELA Topics: Our PARCC Assessments: English Language Arts/ Literacy Study Guide covers all the must-know PARCC ELA Grade 6-8 material. Each chapter includes step-by-step instruction and practice for every topic tested on the PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy exam: interactive reading, literary analysis, narrative, and research simulation tasks. Written in an-easy-to-understand style, the book also offers step-by-step procedures and tips on writing great essays. Written by an Expert: Our author is a curriculum expert and former English teacher who has studied the format and content of the PARCC standards and the ELA exams. Each lesson is based on actual PARCC ELA guidelines and follows the Common Core standards. A Handy Guide for Teachers: This book brings the common core down to the classroom level, deciphering what it all means to the way students are taught. Our author gives teachers practical guidance on how the ELA/Literary assessment should shape teaching methods and lesson plans. Easy-to-understand explanations of PARCC standards take the confusion out of the PARCC ELA exams. This study guide is a must-have for students and teachers who are facing the PARCC and the new Common Core State Standards! What Are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The standards provide teachers and parents with an understanding of what students are expected to learn. Consistent standards provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live. These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education so they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs.

The How-to Guide for Integrating the Common Core in Mathematics in Grades 6-8


Author: Karen Gartland
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425895727
Category: Education
Page: 288
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Uncover how to integrate the Common Core in mathematics with this easy-to-use guide. With a focus on secondary mathematics, this resource will leave teachers feeling empowered to construct their own lessons with easy-to-follow ideas and suggestions. Strategies and ideas are provided to help teachers deliver material while meeting the Common Core and other state standards. Instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards are highlighted and examples of implementation are included with practical tips on how to integrate these standards in a lesson.

The Education Invasion

How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids
Author: Joy Pullmann
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594038821
Category: Education
Page: 280
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Most Americans had no idea what Common Core was in 2013, according to polls. But it had been creeping into schools nationwide over the previous three years, and children were feeling its effects. They cried over math homework so mystifying their parents could not help them, even in elementary school. They read motley assortments of “informational text” instead of classic literature. They dreaded the high-stakes tests, in unfamiliar formats, that were increasingly controlling their classrooms. How did this latest and most sweeping “reform” of American education come in mostly under the radar? Joy Pullmann started tugging on a thread of reports from worried parents and frustrated teachers, and it led to a big tangle of history and politics, intrigue and arrogance. She unwound it to discover how a cabal of private foundation honchos and unelected public officials cooked up a set of rules for what American children must learn in core K–12 classes, and how the Obama administration pressured states to adopt them. Thus a federalized education scheme took root, despite legal prohibitions against federal involvement in curriculum. Common Core and its testing regime were touted as “an absolute game-changer in public education,” yet the evidence so far suggests that kids are actually learning less under it. Why, then, was such a costly and disruptive agenda imposed on the nation’s schools? Who benefits? And how can citizens regain local self-governance in education, so their children’s minds will be fed a more nourishing intellectual diet and be protected from the experiments of emboldened bureaucrats? The Education Invasion offers answers and remedies.

Hüter der Erinnerung


Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423086424
Category:
Page: 270
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In einer scheinbar perfekten Welt, in der wahre Gefühle ebenso eliminiert sind wie Krieg, Schmerz und Leiden, ist einzig Jonas dazu auserkoren, echte Liebe und tiefe Emotionen kennenzulernen - als Hüter der Erinnerung. Als Jonas erfährt, wie hoch der Preis ist, den die Gemeinschaft für die vermeintliche Harmonie zahlt, wagt er den Widerstand gegen deren eherne Gesetze.

Schule des Denkens

vom Lösen mathematischer Probleme
Author: George Pólya
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783772006081
Category:
Page: 266
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Common Core Meets Education Reform

What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of Schooling
Author: Frederick M. Hess,Michael Q. McShane
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772844
Category: Education
Page: 232
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How can the Common Core complement and not conflict with school improvement efforts already at work across the United States? How can it be seamlessly integrated into accountability systems, teacher preparation and development, charter schools, and educational technology? This timely volume brings together prominent scholars and policy analysts to examine the pressing issues that will mark Common Core implementation. Whether or not you agree with the standards, the Common Core is coming, and this book will help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders anticipate the challenges and take steps to address them. “Common Core Meets Education Reform raises the hard questions about implementing and sustaining the Common Core State Standards so they don’t end up in the dustbin of abandoned public education reforms. These new standards can help students enormously in becoming problem solvers and critical thinkers—which is essential in the 21st century—but only if teachers become engaged in the rollout, get the support they need, and the fixation on high-stakes testing gives way to a fixation on learning.” —Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers “Adopting the Common Core in a mad dash for federal gold, policymakers across the country blew right past critical questions about how they’d implement the thing. This volume, in stark contrast, meticulously studies the road ahead, seeking out tripwires, pitfalls, and boulders, making it a must-read for anyone who hopes to avoid total Common Core disaster.” —Neal McCluskey, associate director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute, Washington, DC “This balanced, wide-ranging, and deeply informed book is certain to guide educators and reformers through a complex time of transition for U.S. education. But it also turns out to be timely and clarifying as politicians battle over ambitious new academic standards with plenty of heat and smoke but appallingly little illumination. Thanks to the authors for turning on some lights!” —Chester E. Finn, Jr., senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University and president, Thomas B. Fordham Institute Frederick M. Hess is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and serves as executive editor of Education Next. Michael Q. McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI.

Die Entdeckung des Nordpols

Zwei Jahre im ewigen Eis 1908-1909
Author: Robert E. Peary
Publisher: Edition Erdmann in der marixverlag GmbH
ISBN: 384380074X
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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Tagelange Schneestürme, raues, zu Bergen aufgetürmtes Eis, arktische Temperaturen, plötzlich breite Wasserrinnen, die den Weg versperren und nur auf treibenden Eisschollen überquert werden können, hastig zusammengebaute Iglus als Schutz gegen die Naturgewalten - auf diese Begegnung musste sich einstellen, wer den Weg zum Nordpol wagte. Doch um die Jahrhundertwende herrschte kein Mangel an Männern, deren Ziele so abenteuerlich wie tollkühn waren und nicht selten auch von Besessenheit zeugten: Zu Fuß eine Wüste aus Schnee und Packeis durchqueren, mit nur wenigen Schlitten ausgerüstet, begleitet von Eskimos und einer Hundertschaft von Hunden... . Das alles, um einen Punkt zu erreichen, an dem kein Berg, keine Stadt, nicht einmal eine windschiefe Hütte, erst recht keine jubelnde Menge auf einen wartet, sondern ein Nichts, ein Abstraktum, das man bloß mit aufwändigen Messungen feststellen kann und das sich noch dazu auf einer Fläche befindet, die ständig in Bewegung ist: der geographische Nordpol. Einer dieser Pioniere war der Amerikaner Robert E. Peary, der 1908 zum wiederholten Male eine Tour de force startet, um endlich den ersehnten Flecken im Nirgendwo zu erreichen. Sein packender Bericht über seine letzte Nordpolexpedition liegt mit diesem Buch nun in einer zeitgemäßen Ausgabe vor.

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Wie wir anders leben, arbeiten und eine neue Ära des Wohlstands begründen werden
Author: Richard Florida
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593391252
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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Vom Autor des internationalen Bestsellers The Rise of the Creative Class Die Kreativen sind der Wirtschaftsmotor der Zukunft. Sie sind der Rohstoff, auf den die neue Wirtschaftsordnung nach der Krise setzen muss. Für allgemeinen, dauerhaften Wohlstand müssen wir jetzt handeln und das kreative Potenzial unserer Gesellschaft aktivieren.

Der alte Mann und das Meer


Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644043213
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzer-Preis 1953, ein Jahr später ausdrücklich von der Nobelpreis-Jury erwähnt: Hemingways faszinierende Novelle über den kubanischen Fischer Santiago. Allein fährt er in einem kleinen Ruderboot aufs Meer. Vierundachtzig Tage hat er nichts gefangen. Sein junger Helfer wurde auf ein anderes Boot geschickt – der alte Mann sei vom Unglück verfolgt, sagen die Eltern. Doch nachdem Santiago wieder einen ganzen Tag lang umsonst gewartet hat, beißt ein sehr großer Fisch an und zieht ihn und das Boot hinaus aufs offene Meer. Ein ungleicher Kampf beginnt. «Der Klassiker erstrahlt in schlichter Schönheit.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) «Ernest Hemingway, der Magier mit den schlichten Hauptsätzen und dem Gespür für alles Sinnliche. Im Grunde zelebriert sein Blick eine Liebe zur Schöpfung.» (Die Zeit) Für Hemingway-Liebhaber: Die berühmte Novelle in neuer Übersetzung und ansprechender Ausstattung.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA
Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3956141598
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
View: 1928

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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.