Writing with Young adolescents and the Common Core. Dr. Holly Thornton AMLE/Appalachian State University. Young Adolescents’ Needs. Identity Belongingness Decision-Making/Power Concrete to Abstract Thinking Competency Connection/Relevancy.
Dr. Holly Thornton
AMLE/Appalachian State University
What are the new distinctions in these Standards?
1) Long term Transfer Goals
2) Overarching Understandings
3)Overarching Essential Questions
4) Cornerstone Tasks
From Common Core Standards to Curriculum:Five Big Ideas
Jay McTighe and GrantWiggins
Transfer Goals: identifies the effective uses of content understanding, knowledge, and skill that we seek in the long run; i.e., what we want students to be able to do when they confront new challenges – both in and outside of school.
What do you see as transfer goals?
What do you see as understandings?
What do you see as cornerstone tasks?
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Extended Constructed-Response Items
Extended constructed-response items allow educators to measure skills that are difficult to assess with traditional multiple-choice items. This could include writing an essay or answering an open-ended question in English language arts or mathematics.