Book Excerpt: Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love

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 Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You LoveAs a teacher, you want your students to learn to immerse themselves in rich and challenging content and be able to

  • Read complex text independently.
  • Develop strong content knowledge through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Tailor communication to different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines.
  • Comprehend text as well as critique it.
  • Value evidence in arguments they read, hear, or develop.
  • Use technology strategically and capably.
  • Understand perspectives and cultures that differ from their own.

You also know how much is riding on achievement tests. In their latest book, Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love, ASCD authors Maureen Connolly and Vicky Giouroukakis present a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a happy byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

“The key to building content knowledge is engagement—having a compelling purpose for learning and the drive to pursue it,” write Connolly and Giouroukakis.

Along with six sample lessons, you’ll find 42 instructional techniques for developing next generation literacy and tips for differentiating each of these techniques.

 Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love

Achieving Next Generation Literacy will empower you to help the students you love become capable, literate individuals who are also well-prepared to ace those high-stakes tests. Order a copy in print or e-book format in the ASCD Store.