Ellen Auchenpaugh Academic Coach Clarkdale Elementary
Standards for English/Language Arts and Math K-12 State-led initiative, not federal government: National Governors Association Council for Chief State School Officers Adopted by 45 states and 3 territories Feedback from teachers, colleges, business, civil rights groups, English language learners, students with disabilities What is Common Core?
Knowledge and Skills – College and Career Globally Competitive Consistent Expectations Collaboration Among States Gap Between High School and College Level Why Common Core?
Reading Foundational Reading Literary Reading Informational Language Writing Speaking and Listening Reading and English/L.Arts
Rigor and Relevance: Reading and Writing for Todays World College and Career Ready - Success in Entry-Level Credit Courses - Success in Workforce Training Programs - Success in Application / Interviewing - Success in Life! Raising the Bar in Reading/ELA
More Informational and Non-Fiction texts, including artifacts and content reading Critical Reading: citing text evidence Common Literary Themes Text Complexity Focus in Reading
Writing to justify thinking and reasoning More authentic writing: explain, persuade Writing across the curriculum Research Focus in Writing
Speaking Listening Technology Greater Focus
Conceptual Development Fluency with Core Skills Meaningful Learning Building a Better Foundation in Math
K-5: Solid Foundation in Whole Numbers (all four operations, fractions, decimals) Process Skills Conceptual Understanding Problem-Solving and Problem-Based Learning Focus in Math
Standard Algorithms: Addition and Subtraction: Grade 4 (carrying and borrowing) Long Division: Grade 6 …but thats not how my teacher said to do it
County Benchmarks Report Cards CRCT Assessments
Cobb School Districts website: Finding the Standards
Reading: fluency increases comprehension Independent level books: citing text evidence Above level books: read-alouds Non-fiction and informational Finding the theme: It just goes to show you that… Math: follow the teachers lead…. At Home…