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Common Core Writing: Writing That Lives Across All Disciplines. Kandy Smith Middle TN School Consultant Tennessee State Personnel Development Grant. Being a Writer…. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott . On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King .
Middle TN School Consultant
Tennessee State Personnel Development Grant
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
PAGE after PAGE by Heather Sellers
What Did I Write? Beginning Writing Behaviour
Marie M. Clay
Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement
“Rather than attempt to have the last word on the standards,
we’ve chosen to help you with some implementation on the
front end of the curve.” (p. 2)
CHAPTER SIX Overview of the Writing Standards
CHAPTER SEVEN The CCSS and Composing Narrative Texts
CHAPTER EIGHT The CCSS and Composing Argument Texts
CHAPTER NINE The CCSS and Composing Informational Texts
Writing Anchor Standard 3:
“Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.”
Writing Anchor Standard 1:
“Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.”
Writing Anchor Standard 2:
“Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.”
“…writing is assumed to be the vehicle through which a great deal of the reading work and reading assessments will occur.” (Calkins, Ehrenworth, & Lehman, 2012, p. 102)
(Calkins, Ehrenworth, and Lehman, 2012, p. 111)
“Mostly, then, the Common Core writing standards seem utterly aligned to the writing process tradition that is well established across the states, with a few new areas of focus and a raised bar for the quality of writing we should expect students to produce.”
(Calkins, Ehrenworth, & Lehman, 2012, p. 112)
“…not the work that strong writers occasionally produce, but the work that all students should be expected to produce – and to produce regularly with independence.”
(Calkins, Ehrenworth, & Lehman, 2012, p. 102)
These are from Delaware.
(From Delaware’s rubric…)
“One form of mis-assessment that lingers in our English classes is the intensive correction of student writing.” (Daniels, 2005, p. 46)
“Given this life experience of care and boundaries, Millennial Generation learners expect structure and mentoring in their learning environment. They desire specific guidelines (e.g., rubrics) that detail what is expected in their performance. They have become accustomed to someone else\'s setting parameters for their creativity, active engagement, and interaction
for their knowledge acquisition to be pursued.”
(Carter, 2008, p. 7)
The High School
“Students whose teachers were more able (high human capital) and also had stronger ties with their peers (strong social capital) showed the highest gains in (math) achievement.”
(Leana, 2011, p. 34)
Barth, R. (2006)
“Here at John Adams Elementary School, we all live on the bleeding edge.”
Principal speaking to a parent group
“I’ve got this great idea about how to teach math without ability-grouping the kids.”
Big Deal. What’s she after… a promotion?
The better you look, the worse I look.
The worse you look, the better I look.
“Getting good players is easy. Getting ‘em to play together is the hard part.”
Famous Baseball Manager Casey Stengel
“There is no more powerful way of learning and improving on the job than by observing others and having others observe us.”
“We can’t possibly do this because…”
ADMINISTRATIVE FIAT (authoritative determination)
“We cannot order collaboration. This is not a dictatorship. Moreover, while shotgun marriages sometimes turn out surprisingly well, shotgun collaboration is a contradiction in terms. And no amount of artificial organization, no joint institutes, or combined reviewing committees, or joint directors, will come within the squirting range of a syringe of getting at the heart of the matter.”
(Bush, 1957, p. 53 as quoted in Gunawardena & Agosto, 2010)
“Writing That Lives Across All Disciplines”
Possibly not cross-curricular as much as across the curriculum