Presentation on theme: "TEACHING TOWARD THE THIRD ‘C’: DEVELOPING COMMON CORE-ALIGNED UNITS THAT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE, CAREER, AND CITIZENSHIP Nicole Mirra, Ph.D."— Presentation transcript:
TEACHING TOWARD THE THIRD ‘C’: DEVELOPING COMMON CORE-ALIGNED UNITS THAT PREPARE STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE, CAREER, AND CITIZENSHIP Nicole Mirra, Ph.D.
Civically Engaged ELA Curriculum Social Justice Common Core Literacy
Think/Write/Pair/Share What literacy skills do you think your students need in order to be engaged, thoughtful citizens? Example: Ability to recognize how language is manipulated for political purposes
Tracing the Anchor Standards Your group will be assigned one of the following categories: Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking, or Language Collectively, you will choose ONE of the anchor standards in your category Examine the language for that anchor standard across grades 6-12
Tracing the Anchor Standards On a piece of chart paper, visually represent how the standard changes from grades 6 to 12 Brainstorm some activities that would meet the standard AND encourage students to use civic engagement skills
Gallery Walk/Share-Out As you visit each poster, write comments, questions, or ideas on post-its and stick them on! After we have rotated, one member of the original group will sum up what was said.
My Project: Civic Inquiry
What Makes It Literacy? Reading: Tie-ins to literary and informational texts Writing: Incorporation of different writing styles for different audiences Speaking/Listening: Interviewing/surveying Language: Using technology and presenting to various audiences
What Makes It Civic? Research is about real-world topics that matter to students Students dialogue with community members Authentic audience for presentation Action steps
Your Project Use the unit template to backwards plan based on a unit you want to tweak for the upcoming school year or a new unit you want to try
Wrap-Up: Most Important Point What is one major take-away that you are going to bring back to your classroom practice from today’s workshop?
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