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1Parent Presentation Common Core State Standards INSERT NAME OF PRESENTERINSERT DATE5 minIntroductions of presenters and participantsHave participants introduce themselves at their table. Their name, school(s) their children attend, grade levels of their children. Ask them to choose one grade level to focus on for this session.This training is set for a minimum of 2 hours.Slide 17 and 28 are optional (if time permits). Many of the activities will need to move along rapidly. If parent take more time in discussing with one another, additional time or session will be necessary.Materials needed:CCSS standards (recommend Tulare COE continuum)Handout of sentence startersBooks for read aloud activities (preferably informational text)Highlighters, pens, blank paper (min of 2 sheets per person)
2Outcomes – Today you will become familiar with: Why do we need the Common Core Standards?What are the Common Core Standards?How different are the new standards from the current California State Standards?2 minOverarching question to be answered by the end of this session…ELA standards are divided into 4 areas. (similar to the1997 ELA standards we have been teaching, with some significant differences)
3Show the video. After the video, ask participants some or all of the following questions: What did you learn from this video? What questions do you have about the Common Core? What excites you about the Common Core?How do you think the Common Core might address some of your child’s needs in school?Imagine your family has to move from one state or district to another in the middle of the school year. What challenges might this have posed for your child before the Common Core? How does the Common Core make this easier?
4What are the Common Core State Standards? A national set of standards no longer defined by each state.46 states have adopted the standardsThey are written to prepare students for success in college and/or in the work place.2 min4 states not adopting CCSS: Virginia (their standards are “good enough” and have made adjustments to reflect CCSS in their own state standards), Texas and Alaska (didn’t participate in development of CCSS), and Nebraska (didn’t want to lose control over what students should learn)
5The Goal of the Standards Build toward preparing students to be college and career ready in literacy by no later than the end of high schoolProvide a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century (creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration)Develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are foundational for any creative and purposeful expression in language6 minThe standards provide a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century and develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are foundational for any creative and purposeful expression in language.21st Century Skills include: creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, communication, and collaborationConsider how you use these skills in your job…Talk with the people sitting with youCranson 8/23/11
6A New Set of Expectations California has joined a national movement to adopt common standards and assessments for English and mathematics.Currently, standards for what students should know and be able to do vary among states, as does the difficulty of the assessments used to determine whether students are meeting those standards.Common standards allow for collaboration among states on best practices and professional development.Common learning goals provide a clear vision of what educators and parents in all states should aim for. These learning goals help ensure that students meet college and work expectations, and that students are provided rigorous, challenging coursework.The standards are clear, consistent and research-based.Benchmarked against international standards and top-performing countries, the Common Core Standards also will help students to succeed in a global economy and societyAdopted in California in August 2010, the K-12 Common Core State Standards weredeveloped through a state-led effort including governors and state commissioners ofeducation from 48 states, 2 territories and the District of Columbia, through theirmembership in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices andCouncil of Chief State School Officers.The Common Core added strength to existing California standards byincluding additional standards for vocabulary and new standards forcollaborative discussions. Literacy standards that focus on reading andwriting instruction during history/social studies, science, and technology also were included.In mathematics, standards were added to demonstrate a stronger emphasis on numbersense and algebraic thinking.
7Portrait of a Proficient/Expert Student They demonstrate independence.They build strong content knowledge.They value evidence.They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and description.They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.They come to understand other perspectives and cultures.CCSS Introduction pg. 26 minHow will we know that students are proficient in these new standards? When they can…Work independently, since they will need to this in college or on the jobKnow a lot of information and how to access this information appropriatelyProve how they came to their conclusionsKnow that speaking and writing to different audiences and purposes means different responsesUse technology and current and future devices wellUnderstand and learn from one another
8The Timeline for Implementation Implementation of the Common Core in California’s schools will occur in stages beginning this year, with full implementation scheduled for the school year.For now, existing state standards still apply, and student progress will continue to be monitored through the California Standards Tests, or CSTs. By , however, the goal is to replace the CSTs with assessments that measure student attainment of the Common Core.Districts in Shasta County have been progressive when it comes to preparing for the new standards. In our districts educators have…..(insert your information…i.e. received training, for instance, in how to write modules, or lesson units that will help students attain the new standards. This school year, teachers will begin to shift some of their instruction practices in anticipation of full implementation by 2014.)
9What Makes the Common Core Different? More emphasis on use of knowledgeLess worksheets and more doingAll courses are impactedGreater emphasis on real--‐world applicationMore open--‐ended questionsProblem solving that requires student to evaluate and determine best answers/solutions
10Kelly to review and populate SHIFTS IN ELAKelly to review and populate
11ELA Organization K-12 English Language Arts Standards Reading standards for literature (RL)Reading standards for informational text (RI)Reading standards: foundational skills K-5 ONLY (RF)Writing standards (W)Speaking and Listening (SL)Language standards (L)6-12 Literacy StandardsReading standards for History/Social Studies (RH)Reading standards for Science/Technical Subjects (RST)Writing standards for History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects (WHST)
12Instructional Shifts for English and Literacy Building knowledge through non-fiction more than through fiction, with particular emphasis on history and science. Teachers will rely less upon literature (though it will be taught), and more upon “informational text.”Reading and writing grounded in evidence from text. Students will learn to read like detectives and write like reporters, citing evidence and factual information.Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary (such as the unique vocabulary used in the sciences).
13Sample SBAC – Grade 7Students are asked to read a “student’s essay” and make revisions.Which sentence could Jasmine add at the end of paragraph 1 to help develop the situation?A Our coach always insisted that we arrive at soccer practice on time.B She told us, however, that being a good sport wasn’t always about playing sports.C Last year I had played baseball, but this year I had decided to play soccer.D The beaches in Finvale County are well known for their fine swimming water.Which sentence could Jasmine add at the end of paragraph 5 to help summarize her essay?A I also looked forward to the end of September when I would help to clean it up again.B There are many other beautiful beaches in our county, too.C Many bags of garbage were filled at Crescent Beach that day.D We usually play soccer on Saturdays, but one time we did something else.
14Constructed response – grade 7 Stimulus Text:Even on sunny days, the house seemed to sag like a sad, lonely man with drooped shoulders. Just a few flecks of yellow paint were left on it—reminders of a happier time, when children used to play in its yard.Item Prompt:These sentences begin the description of a setting. Write a paragraph that develops this description and fits the mood and situation. Use vivid details about sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and/or feelings in your paragraph.
15College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading Reading – 10 standardsKey Ideas and Details“What did the author say?”Craft and Structure“How did the author say it?”Integration of Knowledge and Ideas“How do I evaluate what the author says and how do I go beyond it?”Range and Level of Text Complexity“How challenging and varied is the text?”2 minSo let’s begin with reading…The CCR anchor are the outcome at the end of high school all standards beginning with kindergarten work towards these 10 standards. We will be looking at a couple to get an idea about what students need to be able to do in the area of reading.Students are to read both literature and informational text asking these questions.There are additional standards regarding Learning to Read. All the above standards presuppose students are learning how to read. However, children can’t wait until 3rd or 4th grade to gather meaning from their reading.
16How You Can Support Your Child With Text Complexity Build Background KnowledgeRead Aloud to themRead Aloud with themAsk QuestionsHow do we help our children so they are ready for the increasing complexity of texts?Increase their academic vocabulary and build their background knowledge!!1 min
17What is Background Knowledge? Background Knowledge is what a student already knows on a topic or subject. The more he or she knows, the better they will understand the new learnings.1 minResearch tells us that having knowledge of a subject significantly impacts the understanding of the subject. It provides the “hooks” in the brain to build connections and deeper understandings. Teachers routinely activate (remind students what they already know about a topic) or actually build or provide basic information about the topic to be studied.
18Activity Building Background Knowledge If the topic is Animals, how can you build your child’s knowledge of the subject?Where can you take them?What can they read?Is the internet or technology a possibility?What type of media? TV? Videos?5 minTalk to the parents sitting at your table. What can you do to help build background around a topic? Any additional ideas?
19The Power of Read Aloud“Research indicates that reading aloud to children :substantially improves their reading, written, oral, and auditory skillsIncreases their positive attitude towards readingElizabeth Qunell“Children listen at a higher reading level than they read; thus, children can hear and understand stories that are more complicated and more interesting than anything they could read on their own” (p. 37).Jim Trelease2 minFind book to demonstrate. Have books available for parents to practice reading to each other (use informational text). Look through some of the examples. Choose one you would like to read.
20Types of Read Alouds Books Magazines Internet Articles Close Captioning (Mute your T.V.)MenusDirectionsRecipes1 minWhere can you find things to read to your children? Consider the Discovery channel when looking for informational text background.
21Activity Read Aloud to them You read to them, they listenAsk questionswho, what, where, when, why, howConnect the reading to their lifeAre there examples from the reading that are similar to…?Explicit vs. inferredWhat did the author say about…?What clues did the author leave for the reader to figure out?10 minTrainer Models reading a book and asking wh- questions; connections; explicit or inferred informationActivity: Parents Practice by reading a book to their groupChoose a page out of a book that looks interesting to you…Read that page to a partner or your groupAsk wh- questions and have them share with readerWhat connections can you make to your own life? What are some examples?What is direct or explicit answers (where did you find the answer to…) and what are clues that the author left for the reader to figure out?
22Activity Read Aloud with them Choral read. We read togetherI read a sentence, you read the same sentenceI read a sentence, you read the next sentence10 minModel each strategy with another bookActivity: Parents Practice with a partnerChoose a page from one of the booksChorally read a paragraph togetherRead a sentence and have partner read same sentenceRead a sentence and have partner read next sentence
23Activity: Ask Questions (Comprehension Questions) Who are the characters in the story?Would you consider (character) to be ___ or __ ? Why?What would be another solution for this story?Sentence Starters:The characters in the story are ….I consider (character) to be ______ because ….Another solution to this story is…5 minThere are several questions you can ask your children if you are reading a fictional book. Have them practice answering in complete sentences using the question as a beginning. So if your ask a question with “Do you think…?” your child should answer with “I think that…” or whatever question you want to ask.Think about your child’s favorite story. Briefly share this story and try out a few questions with your partner.
24Time permitting…Find your child’s grade level and read down the 10 reading standards to see what else students will need to know.Pay particular attention to Reading Standard 7, as this is the first standard where technology begins to appear (4th grade).5 min
25College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing Writing Standards-10Text Types and PurposesWrite effective arguments, informative/explanatory text, and narratives.Production and Distribution of WritingMake their texts appropriate to varying task demands, purposes, and audiences Research to Build KnowledgeConduct research, gathering relevant information from multiple sources (judging their credibility and accuracy), and using the information in their writing.Range of WritingProduce quality writing under a range of circumstances and demands.Timothy Shanahan2 minSimilar to the reading standards, the writing standards build upon each other, ending with the College and Career outcomes…
26Writing Opinions /Arguments (K-5) (6-12) Informative/Explanatory Texts (Research Reports)Narratives (Stories)5 minThe three main types of writing are…Let’s look at the first writing standard for opinions or arguments. (this is a new type of writing for students, but students have always had and still do have opinions about things!)Find page 4 for the writing standards. Let’s look at how opinion writing changes through the grade levels.Kindergarten: combination of drawing, dictating, and writing student write about their favorite book1st grade: provide a reason for their opinion (positive or negative) and closure (an ending other than THE END)2nd grade: introduction and specific words linking/connecting their opinion to the topic along with more than one reason3rd grade: organizational structure and more specific words4th grade: more sophistication with facts and details to support their reasons5th grade: more and more sophisticationIf middle school or high school parents in the audience, continue on…6th grade: claims and relevant evidence to their opinion which changes to an argument7th grade: addresses opposite views or counterarguments and the sophistication of writing increases8th grade: credible sources9/10th grade: identifies the strength of the argument and objectivity11/12th grade: use of rhetorical devices—logic, emotions, writer credibility
27How You Can Support Your Child With Writing DrawingTalkingReadingMaking listsTaking notesKeeping journals or diariesModeling5 minDrawing is one of the first ways children begin to communicate through writing.Talking about what they are going to write about helps them develop a clear idea of what they want to say.Reading is the reciprocal of writing. Your children can get ideas for stories or topics from published authors.Creating a list is a task that almost everyone does on a daily basis. Show your child that making list is a helpful way to practice writing and becoming more organized.Taking notes as they go on trips or outings can help students describe what they saw, felt, or did.Keeping a journal or diary is a way to practice writing and an outlet for venting feeling. Have your child write down things they want to remember or do or write about things they like or dislike.Show your child that writing is important to you. Let them see you writing. (lists, quick pictures/sketches, or leaving notes for them etc.)
28College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening Comprehension and CollaborationPresentation of Knowledge and Ideas1 minThese 6 standards focus on discussing and learning from one another and presenting a students ideas in more formal type speeches
29Speaking and Listening Students are asked to work more in groups to:Solve a problemDiscuss a topicCreate a project5 minConsider the discussion you had with the people at your table earlier in this session. When you are at work, how often do you…?How important is this for your job? Consider the jobs that require this type of group work.
30How You Can Support Your Child With Speaking and Listening Discuss the proper ways to work in a group:Listen attentivelyComment on othersAsk questionsShare opinions and ideas2 minTalk with your table about what it looks like and sounds like when you…
31College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Language Conventions of Standard EnglishKnowledge of LanguageVocabulary Acquisition and Use1 minThe last 6 standards are the use of language when speaking or writing.Conventions discuss the grammar, mechanics, spelling of standard English (academic or school English)Knowledge is knowing how the English language works, how students go from everyday, casual conversations to more formal use of EnglishVocabulary is learning and using new words needed in all classes and those words needed specifically for content classes (such as science, history, etc)
32How You Can Support Your Child With Language standards Read AloudBreak down sentencesUsing language for specific purposesTelling a storyTexting a friendWriting a report5 minHighlight that reading aloud with children serves MANY benefits… for Reading comprehension, increasing text complexity, and languageBreak Down Sentences is an activity to analyze the different parts of a sentence such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. We will do an activity that addresses these different sentence partsUsing language for different purposes is all about thinking about what you say or write depends upon your audience. Talk to someone about how telling story is different from texting is different than writing a report for your boss.
33Wrap Up Activity What are the Common Core Standards? Circle Map:Using the circle map, write down what you have learned todayIn the center, write CCSS (Common Core State Standards)5 minPurpose: to review and solidify learning from today
34How Parents Can Support CCSS Along with allowing children to select fiction and literature, encourage reading of informational, non-fiction text.Engage in discussions about the text.Encourage children in the early grades to learn their basic math facts. This basic foundation remains necessary before students can build their problem-solving skills.Encourage your child to stick with it whenever a math problem seems difficult. This will help your child see that everyone can learn math.Praise your child when he or she makes an effort, and share in the excitement when he or she solves a problem or understands something for the first time.
35Domains 6 -8 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)The Number System (NS)Expressions & Equations (EE)Geometry (G)Statistics & Probability (SP)Functions (F)
36Listed in Conceptual Categories (rather than grade levels or courses) DomainsListed in Conceptual Categories(rather than grade levels or courses)Number and QuantityAlgebraFunctionsModelingGeometryStatistics and ProbabilityTraditional PathwayIntegrated PathwayGADOE has determined Georgia will implement a Hybrid Pathway for CCGPS.Algebra IIMathematics IIIGeometryMathematics IIHigh School Algebra IMathematics IPathway A: Consists of two algebra courses and a geometry course, with some data, probability, and statistics infused throughoutPathway B: Typically seen internationally, consists of a sequence of three courses, each of which treats aspects of algebra, geometry, and data, probability, and statistics
37Sherry (and Chris) to Review Shifts in MathSherry (and Chris) to Review
38Outlined in three distinct sections Written to assume mastery, in any given year, of the preceding year’s standardsOutlined in three distinct sectionsStandards of mathematical practiceStandards for mathematical content for K-8Standards for mathematical content for 9-12
39Instructional Shifts in Math Focus: Instruction will focus more intently where the standards focus.Coherence: Major topics will be linked across grade levels, so skills are layered upon one another as the student progresses through school.Rigor: Students will be taught to be fluent in math concepts so that they can achieve deeper levels of understanding, allowing them to apply their learning to real-world scenarios.
40Domains K-5 Kdg Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Counting and Cardinality (CC)Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)Number and Operations in Base Ten and Fractions (NF)Measurement and Data (MD)Geometry (G)
41Standards of Math Practice Make sense of problems and persevere in solving themReason abstractly and quantitativelyConstruct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of othersModel with mathematicsUse appropriate tools strategicallyAttend to precisionLook for and make use of structureLook for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
42Sample SBAC – Grade 4There are 58 cases of soda in a warehouse. If there are 24 cans of soda in each case, how many cans of soda are in the warehouse?A 1392B 1292C 1362D 1262
43Myths Local Decision-Making on Implementation, Catered to Students State-Supported EffortCollege, Career and Real-World ReadinessInternationally BenchmarkedClear and Consistent Expectations and GoalsProcedural and Conceptual UnderstandingCombination of Informational and Literary Text RequiredNo Required Reading, Just Suggestions
44Our District Transition Plan (SAMPLE) For the current year, we plan to:Provide additional training to all teachers on instructional practices that reinforce mastery of CCSSReview our instructional materials for alignment with CCSS.Redesign our planning templates.Develop at least two model unit of instruction for both math and English-Language ArtsDevelop new assessments for the model units.
45Our District Transition Plan (SAMPLE) Next year, we plan to:Provide additional training to all teachers on instructional practices that reinforce mastery of CCSSImplement the two units of instructions and the assessments previously developed.Purchase instructional materials aligned with CCSS.Develop two additional model unit of instruction for both math and English-Language ArtsDevelop new assessments for the model units.
46HandoutsThe Common Core State Standards and Parents and Guardians (CDE)CCSS Myths and FactsParents Backpack Guide to the Common Core
48Want additional information? California Department of EducationPta.org (A Parents’ Guide to Student Success)corestandards.orgcde.ca.gov (California Dept. of Education), search for K-8 California Common Core Standards Parent Handbookcgcs.org (Council of theSchool District contact:2 minComplete evaluation form