Common Core. What is Common Core?. Common Core is a set of standards (what is taught) that has been adopted by 46 states in math and language arts and is designed to prepare students to be competitive globally.
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Current Standard- 8th grade English 1 of 19 CFU in Writing
Common Core- 8 Grade
English- 1 of 10 standards in writing
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Ex. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
2011-12- Writing 8th Grade
2012-13- Writing 8th Grade
After reading a passage…
Write an essay in which you delineate Emerson’s claims that technological advancement sometimes hinders society by increasing people’s reliance on machines. Evaluate Emerson’s arguments/assess whether his reasoning is sound and his evidence is relevant/support your analysis with evidence from the passage/ demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English
2012-13- 7th Grade Math
2013-14- 7th Grade Math
Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships
After reviewing a graph…
Explain to Alex how he can use the information in the graph to determine the rate at which he travels. Include the unit rate.
Kevin gives claims about Alex’s graph. Explain to Kevin in which ways he is right and incorrect about the graph.
Faculty Training at the State and District Level, Summer 2013
Math Focus standards, tasks and the CRA.
Classroom practice in close reading and referring to specific evidence in a text when speaking/writing.
Exposure to Sample Writing Prompts and other Common Core Writing Tasks
“Pilot Test” site for the PARCC Assessment.