Guiding Curriculum Decisions for Middle-Grades Language Arts

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The authors present a framework for decision-making, provide an overview of the curriculum decision-making process, and offer detailed information on a variety of language arts curricula and curriculum resources. They pose a set of critical questions for curriculum decision-making that corresponds to a framework focused on three priorities: academic rigor, equity, and developmental appropriateness. Vignettes drawn from interviews with practitioners suggest not only what exemplary curricula look like in action, but also the kinds of profiles of outstanding curricula that illustrate the qualities identified in the framework, as well as information about additional curricula and professional development resources available in print and online.


Margaret Russell Ciardi, Ilene Kantrov, Lynn Goldsmith, with Anne Shure

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120 pp.
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