Presentation on theme: "K-12 Literacy & The Common Core. This Sessions Learning Targets: I can define literacy. I can describe the characteristics of complex text. I can compare."— Presentation transcript:
K-12 Literacy & The Common Core
This Sessions Learning Targets: I can define literacy. I can describe the characteristics of complex text. I can compare and contrast teacher and learner strategies.
Standard III: Teachers know the content they teach Every Teacher is a Reading Teacher
Standard IV: Teachers facilitate learning for their students. Every Teacher is a Reading Teacher
What is Literacy? Think-Pair-Share: Think about and record your definition of literacy Pair with a colleague Identify common language in definitions Share with group
Literacy is the ability to read, speak, listen, and THINK in order to learn, communicate and construct meaning. -NC Literacy Plan
A Vision for Literacy in NC NC Literacy Plan All students in NC will graduate with reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills necessary to: o interact successfully for a variety of audiences and purposes. o understand the characteristics of various types of text with an emphasis on reading for information and digital literacy. o read and communicate analytically and thoughtfully.
Time to Reflect: Evaluate your experience with the literacy initiatives through one of the following: Writing Storytelling Role Play Visual
What happened ? Where do we go from here?
What did you notice yourself do as a reader to comprehend this complex text? Your Turn!
Clarifying Terms Teacher Strategies are the tools that assist in understanding what is being read. Learner Strategies allow students to monitor and assess their understanding what is being read, this is a metacognitive process. These strategies allow students to access complex text!
Building the Case for Complex Text 43% of students at two-year public colleges and 29% of students at four-year public colleges had to take a remedial math, reading, or writing course. 30% of students drop-out within the first year of college. This is due to the inability to grasp complex text, the most prominent monitor of college readiness.
Why Complex Text Anchor Standard #10 By the time they complete high school, students must be able to read and comprehend independently and proficiently the kinds of complex texts commonly found in college and careers.
Quality: Meaning Purpose Knowledge Demands Quantity: Word Length Word Frequency Sentence Length Who and What: Reader – Motivation/Background Knowledge and Experiences Task – What is the purpose of students reading the text? What Does Complex Text Look Like?
Why Complex Text rd Grade Released Form
Why Complex Text th Grade Released Form
Why Complex Text English II Released Form
Text Complexity: According to the Common Core The inherent difficulty of reading and comprehending a text combined with consideration of reader and task variables; in the Standards, a three-part assessment of text difficulty that pairs qualitative and quantitative measures with reader-task considerations. What texts are we exposing our students to and what are we doing with those texts?
Where Can Complex Text be Found? Appendix B: Text Exemplars Bookroom Primary Source Documents Class Texts Digital Media Periodicals What task are you giving to your students when they are reading complex text?
Learner Strategies that Proficient Readers use when Tackling Complex Text 1.Connecting 2.Inferring 3.Questioning 4.Visualizing 5.Monitoring 6.Summarizing 7.Synthesizing These are researched based strategies from: NC Comprehensive Literacy Plan, Appendix A CCSS National Reading Panel International Reading Association
Connecting Description: Making connections, based on evidence from the text, with something in their life, another text or something occurring in the world. CCSS: Anchor Standard 1 and 10
Inferring Description: Combining background knowledge with information from the text to predict, conclude, make judgments and interpret. CCSS: Anchor Standard 1, 2 and 4
Questioning Description: Posing and answering questions that clarify meaning and promote deeper understanding of the text. CCSS: Anchor Standard 3, 5, 6 and 8
Visualizing Description: Creating a mental image engaging their imagination and using their senses. CCSS: Anchor Standard 10
Monitoring Description: Stopping to think about the text and knowing what to do when meaning is disrupted. CCSS: Anchor Standard 10
Summarizing Description: Identifying and accumulating the most important ideas and restating them in their own words. CCSS: Anchor Standard 2 and 3
Synthesizing Description: Creating an evolution of meaning by combining understanding with knowledge from other texts and/or sources. CCSS: Anchor Standard 7, 8 and 9
Who will Train the Teachers? Criteria for K-12 Alignment Teacher Representatives: Teachers who are committed to literacy instruction Teachers with strong verbal and presentation skills Teachers with strong EVAAS or other assessment data Teachers who are comfortable with technology Teachers who are organized and flexible Teachers who have strong collaboration skills Teachers who are currently in the classroom
K-12 Teacher Representative Meetings Please names of Teacher Representatives to Caroline Hedrick by
SMART Goals: Overall SMART goals: By 2015, 100% of the teachers at _____, working through PLCs, will plan and teach high yield lesson plans for vocabulary instruction and literacy activities for students to access complex text. By 2015, 100% of the students at ____, will show mastery in the use of literacy learner strategies for comprehending complex text as evidenced through formative/summative assessments.
SMART Goal: Target SMART goal: By 2014, _____% of teachers at _____, working through PLCs will deliver and assess lessons that incorporate appropriate vocabulary instruction and strategic literacy activities to access complex text. Target SMART goal: By 2014, _____% of students will show mastery in the use of literacy learner strategies for comprehending complex text as evidenced through formative/summative assessments.
Possible Action Steps: August 14, All K-12 Administrators receive training regarding literacy strategies, complex text, and vocabulary. August, All certified teachers receive professional development to include an overview of literacy strategies and complex text. Monthly staff development sessions spotlighting literacy strategies, literacy activities, vocabulary instruction and complex text modeled by teacher leaders. Monthly walkthroughs to observe lesson plans, classroom activities and student engagement which demonstrate literacy strategies. Bi-weekly administrator involvement in school-based PLC meetings.
Possible Evidences: Lesson plans Walkthrough data PLC minutes Classroom observations Testing data Professional development documentation Student work Assessments Development of lesson plans and assessments to monitor student understanding of comprehension strategies and complex text.
Learning Target Reflection: I can define literacy. I can describe the characteristics of complex text. I can compare and contrast teacher and learner strategies.
References: A Vision for Literacy in North Carolina, NCDPI Too Dumb for Complex Texts?, ASCD Common Core State Standards NC Literacy Plan NC Comprehensive Reading Plan Images from: