What's the Big Idea? : Question-Driven Units to Motivate Reading, Writing, and Thinkingby Burke, Jim; Applebee, Arthur
This item is being sold by an Individual Seller and will not ship from the Online Bookstore's warehouse. The Seller must confirm the order within two business days. If the Seller refuses to sell or fails to confirm within this time frame, then the order is cancelled.
Please be sure to read the Description offered by the Seller.
''Many people have written about how theory (or research) relates to practice; Jim is one of those rare professionals who live the relationship.'' - Arthur Applebee , NAEP advisor, Validation Committee member for Common Core, Author of Curriculum as Conversation
His book is rich with insights from other scholars and teachers, woven together in a convincing web of argument and insight. But the book is just as rich in classroom experience, using the wisdom of the expert practitioner to focus his arguments on the lives of his students-in all their richness and complexity.
Why a book about questions? "Because when students' instruction is organized around meaningful, clear questions," writes Jim Burke in What's the Big Idea? "they understand better, remember longer, and engage much more deeply and for greater periods of time."
Jim shows how making essential questions the center of your teaching can ease the tension between good teaching and teaching to the test while giving students dependable, transferable tools for reading, writing, thinking, and participating in the real world. Going in depth on his own units for frequently taught books, Jim shows how to plan lessons, units, and even entire courses around big ideas to help students:
- grapple with content and deepen comprehension through reading, writing, and discussion
- make learning stick by connecting it to texts, to students' experiences, and to the world
- clarify and extend their thinking by learning which questions to ask and when
- improve school and test performance by honing academic language and skills.
"Although no one thing can ever be the solution to all problems," Jim writes, "this book demonstrates the ways in which questions can address your concerns and develop in our students the mental acuity and fluency necessary to succeed in school and at work, as well as to achieve a sense of purpose in their personal lives." The only question now is, Are you ready to change your students? learning and lives?
Table of Contents
|Why Do Questions Matter in Curriculum?||p. 1|
|An Intellectual Rite of Passage||p. 22|
|Engaging Students with Essential Questions|
|Spirited Inquiry||p. 46|
|Creating Questions to Access a Challenging Text|
|Natural Curiosity||p. 74|
|Using Questions to Explore Relationships|
|Meaningful Conversations||p. 130|
|Essential Questions as a Way into Required Texts|
|Using Essential Questions to Design Your Own Units||p. 154|
|Some Final Thoughts|
|Of Mice and Men Chapter-by-Chapter Reading Notes and Questions||p. 162|
|The Academic Essentials Planning Grid||p. 169|
|The Big Questions||p. 170|
|Designing a Standards-Based Curriculum||p. 176|
|Unit Planning Sheet||p. 180|
|Works Cited||p. 181|
|Study Guide||p. 184|
|Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.|
An electronic version of this book is available through VitalSource.
This book is viewable on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and most smartphones.
By purchasing, you will be able to view this book online, as well as download it, for the chosen number of days.
A downloadable version of this book is available through the eCampus Reader or compatible Adobe readers.
Applications are available on iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and Windows Mobile platforms.
Please view the compatibility matrix prior to purchase.