February 22, 2018

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Text Sets: Blueprints for Curriculum Building | On Common Core 2014


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Educators have witnessed the power of children’s and young adult literature to engage students, inspire deep content exploration, differentiate instruction, and understand the potential of multimodal texts to transform classrooms. In this webcast, Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Dawes, co-authors of Teaching with Text Sets, takes educators on a nuanced tour of the role of multimodal, multigenre text sets in the classroom. An overview of text sets and a discussion of the presenters’ process for creating them offers attendees instructional models to serve as blueprints for curriculum building.


  • Dr. Mary Ann Cappiello is a member of the Uncommon Corps, a group that provides educators with standards-based instructional ideas as they transition to the CCSS, and a monthly contributor to School Library Journal’s enewsletter, Curriculum Connections.
  • Dr. Erika Thulin Dawes is a co-author of Learning to Write with Purpose.

Drs. Cappiello and Thulin Dawes are associate professors in the graduate School of Education, Lesley University. Together they have authored Teaching with Text Sets and the forthcoming Teaching for Complexity. The two blog on The Classroom Bookshelf, a site dedicated to teaching with children’s and young adult literature in the 21st century.


  • Daryl Grabarek, Editor, Curriculum Connections, and Librarian, PS 89 / IS 289, NY, NY

In timely series of exclusive webcast presentations, library, literacy, and education experts offer actionable examples and insights on effective implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Attendees will emerge better prepared to meet the challenges presented by the Common Core and to make the most of its opportunities.

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