common core state standards presentation. Westhoff elementary school. A Message from our state superintendent, Dr. Tom Torlakson.
Westhoff elementary school
Kindergarten:1. With prompting and support, the student will ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
*Walnut Valley continues to provide in-depth workshops and all grade levels have been represented.
*Last summer grade levels (district wide) participated in workshops developing Common Core units of study.
*Technology has doubled in past 2 years. Thanks in part to Community Club’s support. We now have an iPad cart for each grade level.
*Teachers are providing opportunities for students to utilize the 5 C’s: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking and Citizenship across the curriculum.
*Last year Westhoff participated in a pilot SBAC assessment in our third grade classes.
*Leading high level, text based discussions.
*Focusing on process, not just content
*Creating assignments for real audiences and with real purpose
*Teaching argument, not persuasion
*Increasing text complexity