This is a short overview of the shifts and thinking behind the Common Core Standards for ELA. This presentation was the first introduction to the staff, it's short and sweet and only the major points, as to not overwhelm with details of each major point. This powerpoint is licenced under Creative Commons. Feel free to use with your staff.
Common Core State Standards For English Language Arts Jennifer Jones Staff Development for Lake Myra Elementary Spring 2012
Content, Technology & Schedule Integration
Increase in Text Types Literacy Instruction in all Content Areas Text Complexity Six Shifts Writing from Sources Academic Vocabulary Text-based Answers
Teaching the Common Core Way Goal vs. Path Literacy Cornerstones
•A Spiral, Cross-Curricular K-5 Writing Workshop Curriculum (WCPSS & SIP) •Focus on higher order comprehension learning, in all formats (not recycled strategies) •Increase cross-curricular, analytical non-fiction reading. •Actual “eyes on print” time
Standards VS. Curriculum
Wake County Pacing Guides WCPSS Reading & Writing Curriculum Genre Integration
References Calkins, L. (2012). Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement. Heinemann, Portsmouth, ME. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Thank You! Jennifer Jones, MAEd.-Reading Education NC Licensure: K-12 Reading Specialist I blog. www.helloliteracy.blogspot.com I pin. www.pinterest.com/hellojenjones I create. www.hellojenjones.com firstname.lastname@example.org