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2 2010 English Standards of Learning Rigor, Resources, and Assessment January

3 2 Rigor Rigor asks students to use content to solve complex problems and to develop strategies that can be applied to other situations, make connections across content areas, and ultimately draw conclusions and create solutions on their own. Rigor requires teachers to create a learning environment where students use their knowledge to create meaning for a broader purpose. Review the samples of the technology enhanced items from the Standards of Learning tests and use similar formats in your formative assessments. 2

4 3 Increased Rigor 2010 English Standards of Learning Emphasis on Greek and Latin roots in word study Vocabulary study using authentic texts Connotation and denotation of words Emphasis on nonfiction texts, text structures, and organizational patterns Making inferences and drawing conclusions based on explicit or implied information in more complex texts 3

5 4 Increased Rigor 2010 English Standards of Learning Comparison of texts in fiction and nonfiction Persuasive writing in grades 5-12 Analytical and argumentative writing in grades 9-12 Research strand in grades 4-12 includes research products, synthesis of information, credibility of sources 4

6 5 Reading – Vocabulary 5

7 6 6 Vocabulary is tested in passages and in stand-alone items.

8 7 Reading – Vocabulary 7

9 8 Reading - Vocabulary 8

10 9 Reading – Vocabulary 9

11 10 Reading – Vocabulary 10

12 11 Reading – Vocabulary 11

13 12 Reading – Vocabulary 12

14 13 Reading Fiction and Nonfiction Standards at each grade address reading fiction and nonfiction Nonfiction emphasizes text structures and organizational patterns Inferences and conclusions based on explicit and implied information Differentiate between fact and opinion 13

15 14 Reading Fiction and Nonfiction Increase rigor by choice of texts Offer students choice in reading/writing topics Use project-based learning Use cooperative groups 14

16 15 Reading 15

17 16 Reading 16

18 17 Reading 17

19 18 Reading 18

20 19 Reading 19

21 20 Reading 20

22 21 Reading 21 Stand-alone figurative language item

23 22 Reading 22

24 23 Comparison of texts Grades 6-12 Standards include a comparison of forms and genres including fiction and nonfiction texts with a similar topic or theme. Pairing passages provides opportunities for students to compare and contrast how two texts treat the same subject. Paired passages is an easy way to incorporate nonfiction. Compare and Contrast texts for : Organizational patterns Information Genres Author’s point of view, voice, style, message Word choice 23

25 24 Paired Passages 24

26 25 Paired Passages 25 Destitute pea pickers in California. A 32 year old mother of seven children. Dorothea Lange

27 26 Paired Passages 26

28 27 Paired Passages

29 28 Paired Passages 28

30 29 Writing Writing revolves around mode, purpose, audience, and process Each grade level has a composing/revision standard and an editing/grammar standard Emphasis is put on elaboration, unity, central idea, organization, tone, and voice 29

31 30 Writing Teaching writing is an expectation of every grade, not only “tested” grades Self- and peer-editing opportunities for students are essential SOL writing requires multi-paragraphs Provide students with opportunities to compose using computer technology and to use the Online Practice SOL Writing Tool (no prompts provided) 30

32 31 Changes to SOL Writing Tests The End-of-Course prompt - persuasive Grade 8 prompt - persuasive or expository Grade 5 prompt - expository or narrative Composing/Written Expression is one combined domain Research will be tested in writing instead of reading

33 32 Writing 32

34 33 Writing 33

35 34 Writing 34

36 35 Writing 35

37 36 Writing 36

38 37 Online Writing 37 English Resources

39 38 Online Writing Web Page 38

40 39 Online Writing Practice Tool Typing Tools Progress Bar Current Line Location Typing Tools

41 40 SOL Writing Prompts 40

42 41 SOL Writing Prompts 41

43 42 SOL Writing Instruction Checklists 42

44 43 SOL Writing Instruction Checklists 43

45 44 SOL Institute Materials 44

46 45 Enhanced Scope and Sequence Sample Lessons 45

47 46 SOL Practice Items 46

48 47 Formative Assessment Pull passages from content texts Punctuate the text Ask reading comprehension questions Include vocabulary Include short essay questions 47

49 48 Contact Information Virginia Department of Education Tracy Fair Robertson English Coordinator Thomas Santangelo Elementary English Specialist Jackie Kelley English Specialist Assessment Office


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