Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts The Big Picture. 2011-12 CCSS Timeline and Foci…. OSPI Quarterly Webinar Series. August/Sept. 2011. January 2012. March and May 2012. Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Washington State.
Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
The Big Picture
OSPI Quarterly Webinar Series
March and May 2012
CCSS Webinar Series Part 4:
Our Vision: Every student will have access to the CCSS standards through high quality instruction aligned with the standards every day; and that all English language arts and mathematics teachers are prepared and receive the support they need to implement the standards in their classrooms every day.
Our Purpose: To develop a statewide system with aligned resources that supports all school districts in their preparation of educators and students to implement the CCSS.
This includes building system-wide capacity for sustained professional learning that can support CCSS implementation now and be applied to other initiatives in the future.
Our Core Values: This vision can only occur through core values of clarity, consistency, collaboration, coordination, and commitment from classrooms, schools, and communities to the state level.
Washington StateImplementation Partnerships
Large School Districts
Statewide Education and Content Associations
for English Language Arts:
Appendices A, B, C
Balance of Literary and Informational Texts
Informational Text includes
Sue Pimental talks about the balance of texts
A balance of informational text 6-12 Map of Skills and Concepts
Dave Pimental talks cross-content
Quantitative measures – readability and other scores of text complexity often best measured by computer software.
Qualitative measures – levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands often best measured by an attentive human reader.
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
Structural Comparison: WA Standards vs. CCSS Map of Skills and ConceptsEnglish Language Arts (for full comparison informational handout go to: http://k12.wa.us/Corestandards/default.aspx)
http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/ProfDev.aspx Map of Skills and Concepts
CCSS Webinar Series Part 4: District and Building Leaders
Washington State Literacy Leadership Cadre Map of Skills and Concepts