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Andrea Nelson-Royes, EdD, is an educator, researcher, author, and parent who have a passionate interest in how children learn to read and how to keep them reading. She holds a doctoral degree in educational and organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.
Chapter 1: Explaining the Common Core State Standards
Chapter 2: Understanding Increasing Rigor and Text Complexity for the Common Core State Standards K−5
Chapter 3: Reading Informational/Nonfiction Texts for the Common Core State Standards K−5
Chapter 4: Establishing and Sustaining Implementation Efforts for the Common Core State
Chapter 5: Directing Assessment for the Common Core State Standards K−5
Appendix A: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy for K−5
Appendix B: What is Not Covered by the Common Core State Standards
Appendix C: Example of a Common Core State Standards Text Complexity Rubric
Appendix D: Exemplars for the Common Core State Standards for Informational Texts for Kindergarten through Grade Five Band
Appendix E: Common Core State Standards Resources
About the Author
Many have written about the paucity of how our nation’s students must be competitive in the global workforce. Others have chronicled our schools’ struggle to meet these standards. Dr. Andrea M. Nelson-Royes clearly and succinctly addresses Common Core Standards in Language Arts and clarifies critical information to build and sustain a solid foundation in our nation’s schools. Success in School and Career: Common Core Standards in Language Arts K−5 is a must-have resource for all school professionals.
— Robert Rahamin, Ed.D., director and professor, Academics and Faculty, Fischler School of Education and Human Services, Nova Southeastern University
Success in School and Career by Dr. Nelson-Royes is a book that is crafted in a professional style, from which university students and their professors can acquire essential academic knowledge that all educators of children in our modern world need.
— Harry Morgan, Ed.D., professor of early childhood education, University of West Georgia; author of Early Childhood Education: History, Theory, and Practice
Dr. Andrea M. Nelson-Royes’s scholarly work is artfully spoken in the pages of this her latest book: Success in School and Career: Common Core Standards in Language Arts K−5. It is a compelling and practical treatment of a challenging topic and should be read by everyone who cares about education and the future of our nation.
— Clyde A. Bailey, Ph.D., professional educator of learning and family therapist, Cooper City Family Center
In Success in School and Career: Common Core Standards in Language Arts K−5, Dr. Andrea M. Nelson-Royes addresses the mystery behind the conundrum of common core for reading/language arts and what it means for the education community at large.
— Ursula Thomas, Ed.D., assistant professor of early childhood education, University of West Georgia, and author of Culture or chaos in the village: The Journey to Cultural Fluency