Core Ready Lesson Sets for Grades K-2 A Staircase to Standards Success for English Language Arts, The Power to Persuade: Opinion and Argument

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-12-28
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This book is part of Pam Allyn’s highly popular Core Ready program, 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 Power to Persuade focuses on the understanding and recognition of the essential structures of opinion and argument through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Included are lesson sets on:


Grade K–I Have a Voice: What Is an Opinion?

Grade 1–What I Think and Why: Supporting Ideas with Reason

Grade 2–5Ws and 1H: Advertising and Promotional Writing


The grade K lessons lay the foundation for understanding opinions. The grade 1 lessons build on this understanding and introduce the concept of using evidence and reason to support an opinion. And the grade 2 lessons put the skills to work in a rigorous but exciting and fun set of lessons with real-world implications that bring the ideas to life. Additional attention is devoted to developing effective listening, conversation, and speaking behaviors when discussing, collaborating, or debating with peers.


With this book as a guide student see how to:

  • Recognize and develop opinion and argument through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Foster an awareness of purpose and point of view by examining the views of others and developing individual ideas and voice.
  • Consider their own passions, viewpoints, and reasoning by exploring opinion in real life, literature, and a variety of persuasive genres.
  • Practice effective listening, conversation, and oral speaking behaviors.

Visit http://pdtoolkit.pearson.com 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.

Author Biography

Pam Allyn is an authority in the field of literacy education and the world’s 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 executive director of LitLife, a national literacy development organization providing research-based professional development for K-12 educators. She founded and leads LitWorld, a groundbreaking global literacy initiative reaching children across the United States and in over 60 countries. Her methods for helping all students achieve as literacy learners, including the most diverse learners, has brought her acclaim both in the United States and internationally. 


Pam is the author of 11 books for educators and parents including the award-winning What To Read When: The Books and Stories To Read With Your Child-And All The Best Times To Read Them (Penguin Avery), Pam Allyn's Best Books for Boys (Scholastic) and Your Child’s Writing Life: How to Inspire Confidence, Creativity, and Skill at Every Age (Penguin Avery). Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Oprah Radio, the Huffington Post, the New York Times and across the blogosphere.

Table of Contents

Grade K—I Have a Voice: What Is an Opinion?

Grade 1—What I Think and Why: Supporting Ideas with Reason

Grade 2—5Ws and 1H: Advertising and Promotional Writing

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