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1 Lesley Merritt, Science Instructional Specialist Center for Math & Science Education University of Arkansas June 7, 2011 Elkins Primary School K-4

2  Get to know the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards  Look at the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project  Look at what needs to do to prepare for next year

3 The Unit Organizer NAME DATE BIGGER PICTURE LAST UNIT/Experience CURRENT UNIT NEXT UNIT/Experience UNIT SELF-TEST QUESTIONS is about... UNIT RELATIONSHIPS UNIT SCHEDULEUNIT MAP CURRENT UNIT Common Core State Standards

4 The Unit Organizer NAME DATE BIGGER PICTURE LAST UNIT/Experience CURRENT UNIT NEXT UNIT/Experience UNIT SELF-TEST QUESTIONS is about... UNIT RELATIONSHIPS UNIT SCHEDULEUNIT MAP CURRENT UNIT Career and College Readiness Common Core State Standards Frameworks Equipping students with 21 st Century Skills Trough instruction in Planning How do I plan lessons with the common core standards? How do I read the standards? Writing Language Research Through Instruction in Based on Trough instruction in Listening & Speaking Anchor Standards Appendix B Appendix A Anchor Standards Through Instruction in Anchor Standards Text Complexit y Appendix C Reading

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6  K-2 Formative Assessments (optional)  To help states measure student knowledge and skills at the lower grades, the Partnership will develop a bank of assessment resources for teachers of grades K–2 that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, and vertically aligned to the PARCC assessment system. The tasks will consist of developmentally-appropriate assessment types, such as observations, checklists, classroom activities and protocols, which reflect foundational aspects of the Common Core State Standards. The K-2 formative assessments aim to help set a foundation for students and put them on the track to college and career readiness in the early years.  These K-2 assessments will help educators prepare students for later grades and provide information for educators about the knowledge and skills of the students entering third grade, allowing classroom teachers and administrators to adjust instruction as necessary. These tools also will help states fully utilize the Common Core State Standards across the entire K- 12 spectrum.

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9 Jigsaw- (5 groups)  Introduction- page 3  What are the key design considerations and distributions? Page 4-5  What is not covered? Page 6  What does it mean to be College and Career Ready (CCR)? Page 7  How to read the document. Page 8

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12 Complete Unit Organizers for Reading Standards for Literature and Reading Standards for Informational Text  How do they compare?

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15  Complete Unit Organizer for Reading Standards: Foundational Skills ◦ How is this the same as what you have been doing/how is it different?

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17  Reading Comprehension Strategies Jigsaw Activity ◦ Making Connections ◦ Visualizing ◦ Questioning ◦ Inferring ◦ Determining Importance ◦ Synthesizing

18  Complete the Writing Standards Unit Organizer  What are the three types of writing our students are going to have to be able to do?

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20  Complete the Speaking and Listening Standards Unit Organizer  What are some ways you could incorporate these standards?

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22  Complete the Language Standards Unit Organizer  How are these standards going to change what you teach in Reading/Language?

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24  Based on the previous conversations, how would a unit/lesson plan look using these concepts?  Explore Curriculum Maps – (Siloam Springs)  How would one use the current SLEs in Science and Social Studies to develop a unit/lesson plan?

25  What is GREAT about the new standards  What is going to be a challenge about the new standards  What is the first thing we need to do to start this journey  What kind of additional training do we need to prepare  What kind of additional materials do we need for Reading/Language Arts


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