Saturday 27th August 2016, 2-4pm: Educators and authors B.H. James and Elizabeth James will be at Old Capitol Books to discuss their research into the common core and sign copies of their new book Method to the Madness: A Common Core Guide to Creating Critical Thinkers through the Study of Literature.
About the Book:
This book is ideal for the thousands of teachers who entered the profession in the last ten years and taught prescribed curriculum geared toward end of year bubble testing. Its intent is to empower districts and their teachers to create their own (free!) curriculum that will exceed the expectations of Common Core assessments, as well as create life-long learners that are college and career ready. By employing inquiry based units of study that insist on the use of iconic literature at the center, students will be more prepared for what awaits them with Common Core exams. Find out more information at their publisher’s website.
About the Authors:
B.H. James is the author of Parnucklian for Chocolate, a finalist for the 2014 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Fiction. He has spent the last ten years teaching English to sixth through twelfth graders in one of the largest school districts in the state of California.
Elizabeth James has spent the last eight years teaching English to all ability levels. She served the last four years as coordinator for the prestigious International Baccalaureate program in one of the largest school districts in the state of California. She and B.H. have two amazing sons.