Can a mere fifteen words turn today’s youth into the innovative, ambitious thinkers we need? Yes, contend Jim Burke and Barry Gilmore, because these are the moves that make the mind work and students must learn if they’re to achieve academically. With Academic Moves, Jim and Barry distill each of these 15 powerhouse processes into a potent concision that nevertheless spans core subject areas:
- Before, during, and after sections offer essential questions, lesson ideas, and activities.
- Student samples illustrate what to look for and the process for getting there.
- Culminating tasks include producing an analytic essay, argument, and more.
- Reproducible rubrics assist with assessment.
About the Author
A longtime English teacher, Jim Burke is the author of more than 20 books and senior consultant for the Holt McDougal Literature program. Jim has received several awards, including the 2000 NCTE Exemplary English Leadership Award. In 2009, he created the English Companion Ning—the largest online community of English teachers in the world. More recently, Jim has served on the AP English Course and Exam Review Commission and the PARCC Consortium.
Learn more about Barry Gilmore's PD offerings
Barry Gilmore is the Middle School Head at Hutchison School in Memphis, Tennessee. A National Board Certified Teacher, he taught English and social studies for nearly twenty years. Barry is the author of six literacy books and former president of the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English. Awards for his teaching have come from NCTE, TCTE, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Tennessee Holocaust Commission.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The Language of Learning
I. The Other Words
II. Academic Writing Moves
III. Working With the Words Across Disciplines
IV. Academic Moves: Etymology
V. Teaching by Design Using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Model
VI. Standards Correlation Chart (Texas, Florida, Indiana, and Virginia)
VII. Anchor Charts
VIII. Graphic Organizers