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Eden Central School District

CCLS Training Resources

March 6, 2012

[email protected]

The sad truth
The sad truth…

  • About 1/3 of first-year students in 2007-08 take at least one remedial course (42% at two-year colleges).

    U.S. Department of Education

  • People who cannot write and communicate clearly will not be hired and are not likely to be considered for promotion

    College Board Survey of 120 major American corporations employing nearly 8 million people

The college and career ready student in ela
The College and Career Ready Student in ELA

  • Independent, collaborative, self-directed

  • Strong Content Knowledge

  • Adapt and Adjust Communication

  • Comprehend and Critique

  • Value Evidence

  • Tech & Media Literate

  • Cultural Understanding


  • CCR and Grade-Specific Standards

  • Grade levels K-5,6-12 Bands 9-10 & 11-12

  • Focus on Results rather than Means

  • Integrated Model of Literacy

  • Research & Media Skills woven through

  • One document: Literacy for SS/History and Science/Technology

4 strands 34 standards
4 Strands, 34 Standards


11 Standards



Speaking & Listening

6 Standards


6 Standards


  • Progressive development of comprehension

  • Texts of appropriate complexity & increasing sophistication

  • Appendix A

Reading strand
Reading Strand

Text Types and Purposes




Literature (P-12)

Production and Distribution of Writing

Informational Texts (P-12)




History/SS (6-12)

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Science/Technology (6-12)




Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity


Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity


Reading strand1
Reading Strand

  • 3 Standards-

  • Deep Comprehension

  • Determine Importance & Summarizing Analysis

Reading Strand

11 Standards

Key Ideas & Details

Craft & Structure

  • 3 Standards

  • Analysis of language and vocabulary

  • Text Structure

  • Point of View

Integration of Knowledge & Ideas

  • 3 Standards:

  • Integrate and evaluate content from various sources

  • Evaluate validity of text claims

  • Analyzing and comparing texts

Literature (P-12)

Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

Informational Texts (P-12)

  • Independently reading increasingly complex text

Responding to Literature

  • Literary -American & World

  • Informational Cultures

CCR Reading Standard 1: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

K: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

3: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

7: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

11-12: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Foundational Skills

  • Print Concepts (P-1 only)

  • Phonological Awareness (P-1 only)

  • Phonics & Word Recognition (P-5)

  • Fluency (P-5)

Observations on reading
Observations on Reading

  • Very High Literacy and Literary Expectations

  • Highly Rigorous

  • Independence with complex literacy tasks

  • Writing Workshop would address all standards

  • Seminal/foundational U.S. works

Informational text
Informational Text

  • Greater attention to Informational Text

  • Informational reading in courses other than ELA must take place


  • 3 types: arguments/opinion, information/explanatory, narrative

  • Support with reason and evidence

  • Research: short and sustained

  • Technology

  • Appendix A & B (Samples)

Writing strand
Writing Strand

3 Standards- Text Types:

1. Argument

2. Informative/Explanatory

3. Narrative

Text Types & Purposes


11 Standards

Production & Distribution of Writing

3 Standards:

4. Produce Clear and Coherent Writing

5. Quality writing through Writing Process

6. Publish and Produce &Collaborate through Technology

Research to Build & Present Knowledge

3 Standards:

7. Short and Sustained Projects

8. Gather and evaluate information from Multiple Sources

9. Text Evidence to support Analysis, Reflection and Research

Range of Writing

Responding to Literature

11. Respond to literature in a variety of formats with personal, cultural, thematic and textual connections

10.Writing Routinely for both extended and shorter time frames

Observations on writing
Observations on Writing

  • Starting in 3rd Grade, Standards 1-3 include increased expectations (a-d/e/f)

  • Writing Workshop would address all standards

  • Increased emphasis on technology other than word-processing

  • NYS additions add creative writing (5-12)

Speaking listening
Speaking & Listening

  • Wide range of settings and formats

  • Effective Communication

  • Interpretation & Analysis

1. Prepare/participate in meaningful conversations

2. Integrate/evaluate information in diverse media & formats

3. Evaluate speaker’s language & argument

Speaking & Listening

6 Standards

Presentation of Knowledge & Ideas

4. Clear, effective presentation

5. Digital media and visual display

6. Adapt speech to occasion (formal/informal)

Comprehension & Collaboration

Observations on listening and speaking
Observations on Listening and Speaking

  • Emphasis on diverse media, situations, audiences

  • Literature Circles, Socratic Seminar

  • 21st Century Skills: Communication and Collaboration

  • New York Additions emphasize communication with individuals from different cultural backgrounds

  • Technology: audio (2nd grade), multimedia (5th), interactive (9th)


  • Conventions (writing and speaking)

  • Vocabulary

  • Integrated into reading, writing, speaking, and listening

Conventions of Standard English

1. Grammar and usage

2. Capitalization, punctuation, spelling

Knowledge of Language

3. Use knowledge of language in different contexts and for meaning, style, & comprehension

Vocabulary Acquisition & Use


6 Standards

4. Determine meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

5. Word relationships and meaning nuances

6. Acquire general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

Observations on language
Observations on Language

  • Specific grammar skills at each grade

  • Beyond definitions: Multiple meanings, connotation, figures of speech, word relationships

  • “General academic vocab AND domain-specific words and phrases”

  • Mentor texts as models of high quality language

Reading Strand

11 Standards


11 Standards

Speaking & Listening

6 Standards


6 Standards


11 Standards

W-History/SS, Science, &Tech

11 Standards


11 Standards

Appendix a
Appendix A

  • Text Complexity

    • 3-Part Measurement

    • Sample Texts

    • Foundational Skills

  • Writing Text Types

  • Speaking & Listening

  • Language

    • Vocabulary

  • Glossary

Appendix b
Appendix B

  • Text Exemplars K-12

    • Complexity, Quality, Range

  • Sample Performance Tasks

    • Language of standard & standard code

  • Grade Bands

Readability of text
Readability of Text

Appendix B

Importance of Matching Reader to Text

  • Flesh-Kincaid

  • Fry

  • Guided Reading (F&P)

  • ATOS (Grade Equiv.)

  • Lexile

  • Book Wizard….

Appendix c
Appendix C

  • Student samples (K-12)

  • 3 types of writing***

  • Annotation with evidence









The Strands












11-12th Grade

8th Grade

5th Grade

1st Grade

Anchor Standard- End Goal

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.


With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.