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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Kindergarten through Grade Five. California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference January 21, 2011.
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical SubjectsKindergarten through Grade Five
California Teachers Association
Good Teaching Conference
January 21, 2011
CLAB: Developed by SCFIRD with support from ELCSD, SCALD, and AAD
The standards are comprised of 3 main sections:
The K–5 standards define what students should understand and be able to do by the end of each grade. They correspond to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards by number. The CCR and grade-specific standards are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.(R.8)
Trace the progression of standard 8 for Reading Informational Text from kindergarten through grade 12.
Speaking and Listening Standards
2009 NAEP Reading Assessment:
Distribution of literary and informational passages
Source: National Assessment Governing Board. (2008). Reading framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, http://www.nagb.org/publications/frameworks/reading-2009.doc
Source: Reading/Language-Arts Framework for California Public Schools, page 23.
d. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
e. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables (1.RF.3)
a. Use combined knowledge of all letter sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. (5.RF3)
Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors
More information is available in Appendix A of the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/
Text Types and Purposes
Refer to Appendix C for writing samples, supporting research, and resources.
Comprehension and Collaboration
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
e. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future (e.g., Yesterday I walked home; Today I walk home; Tomorrow I will walk home).
i. Use frequently occurring prepositions (e.g., during, beyond, toward).(1.L.1)
c. Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).(4.L.3)
d. Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) ... (1.L.5)
The new standards underscore the importance of teaching a variety of strategies that allow students to independently determine the meaning of unknown words.
functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for
meaning and style, and to comprehend more fully when
reading or listening. Knowledge of language should include:
*Pragmatic knowledge--knowledge of language use in context (status/purpose of speaker, genre structures)
*Linguistic knowledge--knowledge of the functional demands of writing and speaking (e.g., formulate
questions, compare/contrast, summarize, draw
others’ writing and speaking and identify and use strategies
to improve expression in conventional language
Source: Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics
Appendices are available at http://www.corestandards.org.
Research Supporting Key Elements of the ELA Standards Including:
What are your questions?
For more information, visit the California Department of Education’s Common Core State Standards Web page at:
For additional information, contact:
Standards, Curriculum Frameworks, and Instructional Resources Division
Curriculum, Learning and Accountability Branch
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814