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1 Literacy Instruction, Curriculum and Coaching Panel Moderated by Sharon Harper Southeast CORE Director

2 Welcome to our Panelists Monty Wilson, Ed.D. Supervisor, Wilson County Schools Lisa Coons Middle School Coordinator, Sumner County Schools Linda Kennard, Ed.D. Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Shelby County Schools

3 Today our panelists will be discussing the following three questions: How are you approaching literacy across subject areas? How are your leveraging the Tennessee writing assessment? How are you ensuring students are reading complex texts? And additionally, how are you all supporting students struggling with text complexity?

4 How are you supporting literacy across subject areas? Monty Wilson Supervisor, Wilson County Schools

5 Common Core Literacy for All 6-12 Content Areas Monty Wilson, Instructional Supervisor Wilson County Schools

6 Wilson County Professional Development Plan for Common Core Literacy 2012 (Summer) –ELA teachers (full day), SS teachers (1/2 day), and PE teachers (1/2) day (Spring) – CTE teachers (1/2 day) 2013 (Summer) – Fine Art teachers (1/2 day) and Science teachers (1/2 day)

7 ELA Initial Focus Incorporating non-fiction to accompany literature Transitioning writing assignments from “free- response” to “text based” Selection and use of complex texts using qualitative and quantitative measures. Incorporating more analyses of multiple texts

8 PE Initial Focus Why literacy is a school-wide initiative How PE teachers can impact student literacy Writing task – What are they? How were they created? Text-based evidence How to grade a student’s essay

9 SS and CTE Initial Focus Why literacy is a school-wide initiative How SS/CTE teachers can impact student literacy Writing task – What are they? How do we create them? (Focus on LDC’s Template Tasks) Text-based evidence How to grade a student’s essay

10 Literacy Focus for all Content Areas in 6-12 (Mathematics excluded due to CRAs) ½ Day Training on Common Core (Included participants completing a Literacy Task for Fine Arts) 9 hours of PLC time by course/cluster to create school- level Literacy Tasks which included … – Two different informational texts to read – One required literacy task for each article (included summarizing, formulating central idea, identifying textual evidence to support central idea, Tier-2 vocabulary questions with textual evidence) – Analytical writing assignment which required a comparison of the two texts

11 Resources Literacy Design Collaborative Template Tasks PARCC Model Content Frameworks Appendix B Common Core Standards Common Core Coaches and Trained Teachers Holistic Rubrics Samples Student Work District Created Literacy Templates Institute for Learning

12 Our Hope … Increased Student Literacy

13 How are your leveraging the Tennessee writing assessment? Lisa Coons Middle School Coordinator, Sumner County Schools

14 Writing Work: Phase One OCTOBER Gave pilot as cold assessment WEEKLY OCT PD Teacher Professional Development: state rubric and anchor papers WEEKLY NOV PD Teacher Professional Development: Model Scoring and collaborative scoring sessions

15 Phase One Resources State writing prompts State anchor papers State rubrics Weekly PD schedule

16 Writing Work: Phase Two DECEMBER Analyzed student growth and created monthly writing maps with weekly benchmarks JANUARY PD DAY Trained Teachers on map objectives and assessments JANUARY Map-based writing instruction and provided weekly interventions

17 Phase Two Resources Student results Locally created maps Additional prompts for benchmarks All teacher PD day and weekly PLC time

18 Writing Work October Analyzed formal writing prompt results November Plan new writing maps (decentralized approach) December Teacher Professional Learning Options: Anchors, Maps and Interventions

19 Resources State student results Locally created building maps New state rubric and anchor papers Teacher leadership and weekly PLC time

20 How are you ensuring students are reading complex texts? And additionally, how are you all supporting students struggling with text complexity? Linda Kennard, Ed.D. Director, Curriculum & Instruction, Shelby County Schools

21 ELA/Literacy Common Core Panel Tackling Text Complexity in Shelby County Schools Dr. Linda Kennard Director of Curriculum & Instruction

22 How are we ensuring that students are reading complex texts? Align curriculum maps with the PARCC Model Content Frameworks Provide teachers with Common Core aligned resources – Adopted texts – Supplementary materials

23 PARCC Framework Reading Complex Text Writing to Texts Research Project

24 Reading Complex Text Many of the short texts are from the Reading Text Book An extended text is in addition to the shorter texts You can learn more from the CCSS Appendix BCCSS Appendix B Please note That there will be literature and informational short text each nine weeks.

25 Writing to Texts Students must be writing about what they are reading if they are going to be ready for the PARCC assessments that begin in For more information on the types of writing and samples, see CCSS Appendix C

26 Research Project One Research Project each nine weeks. Integrate knowledge from sources when composing Integrate knowledge from your Extended Text with science and or social studies when writing. PARCC Planning Guide

27 Reading Complex Texts Writing to Text Research Project

28 SCS Curriculum Map What steps must be taken to cite evidence from the text when making a point or stating a claim? What steps must be taken when formulating a summary? How does a narrator’s point of view affect the meaning of a story? CCSS SPIs I Can.. Content Reading Complex Text Weeks 1-3

29 SCS 1 st Quarter Complex Texts – 5th Short text selections - Literature Thunder Rose Island of the Blue Dolphin Inside Out Short text selections - Informational Satchel Paige Shutting Out the Sky Passage to Freedom Extended text The Secret Garden

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31 SCS 1 st Quarter Complex Texts – ENG II ExtendedText: Night, by Elie Wiesel Short Stories: There Will Come Soft Rains By the Waters of Babylon The Masque of the Red Death Informational Text Speech: Keep Memory Alive – EXEMPLAR “The Babylon Captivity”

32 How we are supporting students struggling with text complexity? Professional Development is ongoing, sustained, and job embedded TNCore Coaches have created Seven Common Core Study Groups Modules Open District web site that provides curriculum maps, pacing guides, and PARCC planning guides Password protected (Weebly) for K-5 resources teacher, district, and external links.

33 Common Core Study Groups

34 English Language Arts

35 English Language Arts- Elementary www. scselementaryliteracy.weebly.com

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