Presentation on theme: "Overview of California’s Common Core Content Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects."— Presentation transcript:
1 Overview of California’s Common Core Content Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical SubjectsApril 2012
2 Today’s Presenter Marsha Tokuyoshi ELA/Common Core Standards CoordinatorContra Costa County Office of Education
3 English Language Arts and Literacy Standards Build toward student preparation for college and career readiness in literacy by the end of high schoolProvide a vision of what it means to be literate in the 21st CenturyDevelop the foundational skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening
4 Common Core State Standards Documents College and Career Readiness StandardsAppendix A: Research Supporting Key ElementsAppendix B: Text Exemplars and SamplePerformance TasksAppendix C: Samples of Student Writing
5 Common Core State Standards Documents Includes California’s additional 15%
6 Organization of the Standards Three main sectionsA comprehensive K-5 sectionEnglish Language Arts specific sections for grades 6-12History/Social Studies & Science and Technical Subjects for grades 6-12Four strands within the main sectionsReadingWritingSpeaking and Listening (K-12 ELA only)Language (K-12 ELA only)
8 Reading Strand Reading Foundational Skills (K-5) Literature & Informational Text1. Key Ideas and Details2. Craft and Structure3. Integration of Knowledgeand Ideas4. Range of reading andlevel of text complexityFoundational Skills (K-5)1. Print Concepts2. Phonological Awareness3. Phonics and WordRecognition4. FluencyLiteracy in History/Social Studies, Science,and Technical Subjects (Grades 6-12)
9 Writing Strand Writing Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, Arguments, Informative/Explanatory, Narrative1. Text Types and Purposes2. Production andDistribution of Writing3. Research to Build andPresent Knowledge4. Range of WritingLiteracy in History/Social Studies, Science,and Technical Subjects (Grades 6-12)
10 Listening and Speaking Strand Listening & Speaking Text1. Comprehension andCollaboration2. Presentation ofKnowledge and Ideas
11 Language Strand Language 1. Conventions of Standard English 2. Knowledge of Language3. Vocabulary Acquisitionand Use
14 Sample Page from CCCS - ELA StrandSubheadingStandard
15 Major Shifts—The Big 6 Literacy Standards for Content Areas Increased Emphasis on Informational TextText ComplexityWriting ArgumentsFocus on Collaborative ConversationsIntegration of Media Sources
16 1. Literacy Standards for Content Areas A single K-5 set of grade-specific standardsMost or all of the instruction students receive comes from one teacherTwo content-area specific sections for grades 6-12One set of standards for ELA teachersOne set of standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subject teachersThe literacy standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are meant to compliment the existing content standards in those disciplines.
17 CCSS-ELA Target for Alignment 2. Informational TextCCSS-ELA Target for AlignmentGradeLiteraryInformational4th50%8th45%55%12th30%70%This does not mean that 70% of 12th grade ELA is informational, but that across all subject areas the ratio is 70%.
18 3. Text ComplexityReading standards place equal emphasis on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read.3 Dimensions
19 Text Complexity Qualitative evaluation of the text Levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality & clarityknowledge demandsQuantitative evaluation of the textReadability measures and other scores of text complexityMatching reader to text and taskReader variables (such as motivation, knowledge, and experiences)task variables (such as purpose and the complexity generated by the task assigned and the questions posed
20 4. Writing Arguments 4 30% 35% 8 12 40% 20% Grade Distribution of Communicative Purposes by Grade in the 2011 NAEP Writing FrameworkGradeTo PersuadeTo ExplainTo Convey Experience430%35%81240%20%The Standards cultivate three mutually reinforcing writing capacities:-to persuade-to explain-to convey realor imagined experience
21 5. Focus on Collaborative Conversations Speaking and Listening: Participation in Collaborative ConversationsGrade 5 ExampleEngage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led with diverse partnersCome to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
22 6. Integration of Media Sources Research and media skills are blended into the standards as a whole.Reading Standards for Informational TextIntegrate information presented in different media formats (visually, quantitatively) as well as words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.Speaking and Listening StandardsInclude multimedia components (graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.Writing StandardsUse technology to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting.
23 Major Shifts—The Big 6 Literacy Standards for Content Areas Increased Emphasis on Informational TextText ComplexityWriting ArgumentsFocus on Collaborative ConversationsIntegration of Media Sources
24 California AdditionsAnalysis of text features in informational text (grades 6-12)Career documents included in writing (grade 8)Penmanship (grades 2-4)Formal presentations (grades 1-12)
25 Not included in the CCCS Document IntroductionCollege and Career Readiness StandardsELA AppendicesAppendix A: Research SupportingKey Elements of the StandardsAppendix B: Illustrative TextAppendix C: Samples of StudentWritingDocuments available at:
26 Resources Implementation Plan For California A Look At Kindergarten- A Look At Kindergarten-Grade 6: Transitioningto the Common Core Standards
27 Conclusion of the ELA Overview of the Common Core State Standards “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity.”-Henry HartmanPlease join us for our upcoming webinar featuringMath Overview of the Common Core State StandardsView our archived webinarIntroduction to the Common Core State Standards2727
28 Conclusion of the ELA Common Core State Standards Overview For questions or more information, please contact Marsha Tokuyoshi, ELA/Common Core Standards Coordinator, Contra Costa County Office of Education(925)2828