Welcome. Please sign in. . Common Core/FCAT 2.0 Reading/Language Arts February 2012. Our goals for today: Provide update on Common Core Standards in Florida. Analyze organization and content of Common Core Standards.
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What is Common Core?
Updates on Common Core
Let’s take a look at the English Language Arts standards.
Identify the standard: RL.9-10.7.
Identify the standard of this: RL.9-10.7.
Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g. how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare.
Standard 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI.8.8 - Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
RI.11-12.8 – Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal US texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning.
For each of the pages referenced above:
Take a few minutes to review the information for writing, speaking and listening, and language strands.See pages 41 (writing), 48 (speaking and listening, and 51 (language).
Qualitative measures – levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands often best measured by an attentive human reader.
Quantitative measures – readability and other scores of text complexity often best measured by computer software.
Reader and Task considerations – background knowledge of reader, motivation, interests, and complexity generated by tasks assigned often best made by educators employing their professional judgment.
Reader and Task
Step 2: Qualitative Measures
Step 3: Reader and Task
A Four-step Process:
Determine the quantitative measures of the text.
Analyze the qualitative measures of the text.
Reader and Task
Reflect upon the reader and task considerations.
Recommend placement in the appropriate text complexity band.
Choose an excerpt of text from Appendix B as a starting place:
Use available resources to determine the text complexity of other materials on our own.
Common Core Lesson Plans by Grade
Common Core Curriculum Maps
Review the texts for your particular grade and subject. See CCSS Appendix Table of Contents.
Discuss with your colleagues the appropriateness of documents in the Appendix for your standards and students. Also discuss the question: “How can we ensure that the documents we use in our classes are appropriately complex?”
Be prepared to share with the group.
What strategies can you incorporate in your teaching that addresses the types of texts and tasks required in Common Core while continuing to teach benchmarks assessed on FCAT 2.0?
2012 FCAT 2.0
Please answer questions on pretest to the best of your knowledge.
Each FCAT 2.0 question must be written to address only one benchmark.
FCAT 2.0 Pre-Test
Words used in vocabulary questions may be two grade levels above the tested grade.
In multiple choice items, one-word answer choices are always arranged alphabetically; longer answer choices are always arranged by length.
What groups are most affected by the State Board of Education’s recent decision to change the FCAT Reading Achievement Levels?
Students (grades 6-12) who scored Level 3 on the 2011 FCAT Reading who would be 2’s Under the New Achievement Levels
Comprehension increases when all teachers implement the following 5 practices:
-Just Read, Florida!