The Fundamentals of (Re)designing Writing Units (Solution Tree, 2017)
Perfect for teachers, curriculum designers, and literary coaches, this title provides guidance for designing new writing units and revising existing ones across content areas for grades 5-12. Discover practical strategies for teaching skills in drafting, editing, revising, feedback, and more.
(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5-12 (Solution Tree, 2017)
Developed for teachers, curriculum designers, and literacy coaches, this user-friendly guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.
Complex Text Decoded: How to Design and Use Strategies that Target Authentic Texts (ASCD, 2015)
Mapping Comprehensive Units to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, 6-12 (Corwin Press, 2013)
Mapping Comprehensive Units to the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, K-5 (Corwin Press, 2012)
"Kathy's book is the most relevant book for teachers, administrators and policy makers as we ramp up to the implementation of Common Core State Standards. Kathy takes the daunting task of reorganizing curriculum and assessments to the new English Language Arts standards and provides clear strategies to make the instructional shift. We all need the support and good humour Kathy inflects throughout her book as we embark on this new task in public education. It would be great if Kathy could make a personal visit to every district grappling with introducing Common Core, but since she can't be everywhere her book is a good place to start.
"Kathy's articulation of the new ELA standards coupled with templates, rubrics, samples of formative and interim task assessments are the combination of materials necessary for successful implementation. The book is useful as soon as it is in the hands of the reader."
Tracy A. Huebner, Senior Research Associate WestEd, San Francisco, CA
Lesson Design for Differentiated Instruction, Grades 4-9 (Corwin Press, 2009)
"Her intensely practical and forthright approach allows readers to immediately translate the concepts of differentiation into their real classrooms."
Modell Marlow Andersen, Dir. of Educ. Services, Hillsborough School District
Curriculum Mapping: A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Curriculum Year Overviews (Corwin Press, 2006)
"Offering a new approach, [this book] is a valuable addition to the body of literature on curriculum mapping."
Constance Hill, Teacher Specialist, S. Carolina Dept. of Educ., Columbia, SC
Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum(Corwin Press, 2009)
"This guide provides clear, intelligent support for teachers and administrators to explorethepossibilities that the Parallel CurriculumModel brings to educators and students, and to translate those possibilities intoaction in theclassroom."
— Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parish Jr. Professor of Education
University of Virginia
Curriculum Design for Writing Instruction: Creating Standards-Based LessonPlans and Rubrics (Corwin Press, 2004)
"The author’s conversational style hooks and easily engages readers into the
four-step curriculum design process, well-sequenced array of design templates
and lesson models, synthesis of the six traits and writing process elements, and
integration of history, social science, and sciencecontent."
former Standards and Assessment Consultant/Coach Connections, Sunnyvale, CA