Inside the Common Core Classroom Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 3-5

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-03-13
  • Publisher: Pearson

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $34.80 Save up to $15.61
  • Rent Book $27.84
    Add to Cart Free Shipping


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


An indispensable guide for all who teach in grades three through five, as well as curriculum directors, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and school administrators, Inside the Common Core Classroom: Practical ELA Strategies for Grades 3-5  presents research-based teaching ideas that integrate the Common Core Standards with the best teaching practices in the critical English language arts areas. Designed specifically for teachers of the pivotal third, fourth, and fifth grades, it includes suggestions for instruction and assessment, scenarios from real classrooms where the standards are being implemented every day, examples of authentic student work, and tips from expert teachers that bring the standards to life.



Author Biography

Brenda J. Overturf, Ed.D. is a former member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors and current co-chair of the IRA Common Core Standards Committee. She was a classroom teacher for 18 years before serving as coordinator of Reading Curriculum and Assessment for Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY. Brenda also taught literacy courses and chaired the M.Ed. in Reading program at the University of Louisville. While at U of L, she directed the K-5 Kentucky Reading Project, the Adolescent Literacy Coaching Project, and was a partner in the Kentucky Striving Readers grant. Brenda’s most recent publications are The Common Core: Teaching K–5 Students to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013), The Common Core: Teaching Students in Grades 6–12 to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013), The Common Core: Graphic Organizers for Teaching K–12 Students to Meet the Reading Standards (IRA, 2013), and Word Nerds: Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary (Stenhouse, 2013).

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1         The Common Core in Grades 3-5


Chapter 2         Comprehension


Chapter 3         Vocabulary


Chapter 4         Text Complexity


Chapter 5         Writing


Chapter 6         Speaking and Listening


Chapter 7         Curriculum Implications


Chapter 8         Thematic Unit: Rock Stars of the Sky!

Rewards Program

Write a Review