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1 Common Core: What can Parents Do? Presented by: Ms. Augello Ms. Careccia

2 EngageNY.org2 Read as much non-fiction as fiction Learn about the world by reading Read more challenging material closely Discuss reading using evidence Write non-fiction using evidence Increase academic vocabulary A Closer Look: ELA/Literacy Shifts

3 EngageNY.org3 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Read more non- fiction Understand how non- fiction is written and put together Enjoy and discuss the details of non-fiction Supply non-fiction texts to read Read non-fiction books aloud or with your child Have fun with non- fiction in front of your children ELA Shift #1: Read as much non-fiction as fiction

4 EngageNY.org4 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Learn more about Science and Social Studies through reading Use “primary source” documents Get smarter through the use of texts Supply texts on topics that interest your child Find books that explain how things work and why Discuss non-fiction texts and their ideas ELA Shift #2: Learn about the world by reading

5 EngageNY.org5 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Re-read Read books at their comfort level and more challenging texts Not just read, comprehend Handle frustration and keep pushing to improve Provide more challenging texts their children want to read in addition to books they can read easily Know what is grade level appropriate Read challenging books with your child Show that challenging books are worth reading ELA Shift #3: Read more complex material carefully

6 EngageNY.org6 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Find evidence to support their arguments Form judgments and opinions Become scholars Discuss what the author is thinking Make predictions Talk about texts Demand evidence in everyday discussions, debates and disagreements Read aloud or read the same book as your child and discuss with evidence ELA Shift #4: Discuss reading using evidence

7 EngageNY.org7 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Make arguments in writing using evidence Compare multiple texts in writing Learn to write well Encourage writing at home Write “books” together using evidence and details Review samples of student writing: http://www.corestandards.o rg/assets/Appendix_C.pdf http://www.corestandards.o rg/assets/Appendix_C.pdf ELA Shift #5: Write from sources

8 EngageNY.org8 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Learn the words they will need to use in college and career Get smarter at using the “language of power” Read often and constantly with young children Read multiple books about the same topic Let your children see you reading Talk to your children, read to them, listen to them, sing with them, make up silly rhymes and word games ELA Shift #6: Build an academic vocabulary

9 An Overview of the ELA Test The test will take place over 3 days. (April 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd ) The test will consist of multiple choice questions, short answers, and extended response questions. Each Testing Day will be scheduled to allow 70 minutes for completion. However, it is estimated that it will take most children 50 minutes to complete each section. EngageNY.org9

10 ELA Test Design EngageNY.org10

11 Types of ELA Questions On the ELA, students will encounter: *Text Dependent Questions *Inferential Questions *Critical Thinking and Analysis Questions Visit york-state-common-core-sample-questions for sample ELA questions! EngageNY.org11

12 What to Expect from Multiple Choice Questions Students will be asked to analyze different aspects of a given text including central idea style elements (text structure) character and plot development, vocabulary. EngageNY.org12

13 What to Expect from Short Answer Questions Students will use inference skills or detail skills to answer a single question. Responses must be supported with text evidence. At least 2 pieces of text evidence must be used in response. EngageNY.org13

14 What to Expect from an Extended Response Designed to assess writing from sources. Require comprehension and analysis of an individual text Students must express a position and support it with text evidence It allows students to demonstrate their ability to write a coherent essay using text evidence to support their ideas. EngageNY.org14

15 Are You Smarter Than a 3 rd Grader? Now it’s your turn to take answer a few questions from last year’s 3 rd grade ELA test! After we answer the questions, we will review the questions and answers. EngageNY.org15

16 EngageNY.org16 Focus: learn more about less Build skills across grades Develop speed and accuracy Really know it, Really do it Use it in the real world Think fast AND solve problems A Closer Look: Mathematics Shifts

17 EngageNY.org17 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Spend more time on fewer concepts Go more in-depth on each one Know what the priority work is for your child at their grade level Spend time with your child on that work Ask your child’s teacher about his or her progress on the priority work Math Shift #1: Focus: Learn more about less

18 EngageNY.org18 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Keep building on learning year after year Be aware of what your child struggled with last year and how that will affect ongoing learning Advocate for your child and ensure that support is given for “gap” skills: negative numbers, fractions, etc. Math Shift #2: Learn skills across grades

19 EngageNY.org19 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Spend time practicing by doing lots of problems on the same idea Push children to know, understand and memorize basic math facts Know all of the fluencies your child should have; prioritize learning of the ones they still find difficult Math Shift #3: Develop speed and accuracy

20 EngageNY.org20 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Make the math work, and understand why it does Talk about why the math works Prove that they know why and how the math works Notice whether your child really knows why the answer is what it is Advocate for the time your child needs to learn key math skills Provide time for your child to work at math skills at home Get smarter in the math your child needs to know Math Shift #4: Really know it, really do it

21 EngageNY.org21 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Apply math in real world situations Know which math skills to use for which situation Ask your child to do that math that comes up in your daily life Math Shift #5: Use it in the real world

22 EngageNY.org22 Parents SHOULD Students MUST Be able to use core math facts quickly Be able to apply math in the real world Notice your child’s strengths and weaknesses in math Make sure your child practices the math facts that prove most difficult Make sure your child thinks about math in real life Math Shift #6: Think fast and solve problems

23 An Overview of the Third Grade Math Test The test will take place over 3 days. (April 30 th, May 1 st, May 2 nd ) Sessions 1 and 2 will be 60 minutes. Session 3 will be 70 minutes. The estimated time for sessions 1 and 2 is 40 minutes. The estimated time for session 3 is 50 minutes. EngageNY.org23

24 Math Test Design Day One: 24 multiple choice questions Day Two: 24 multiple choice questions Day Three: 5 short response questions and 3 extended response questions For Day 3, students are expected to show all their work and explain in words how they arrived at their answer. **For all three days, most of the questions are word problems. EngageNY.org24

25 What do the Questions Look Like? Multiple Choice: These will assess a skill or concept. Many will involve multiple steps and combine concepts or a standard algorithm. Short Response: Students will complete a task and show their work. These will require multiple steps and knowledge of mathematical practices and real-world applications. Extended Response: Students will complete multiple step problems. They will be asked to show all of their work and explain their answer in written form. EngageNY.org25

26 Are Your Smarter Than a Third Grader? Now it’s your turn to take answer a few questions from last year’s 3 rd grade Math test! After we answer the questions, we will review the questions and answers EngageNY.org26

27 Resources for parents

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30 Thank you

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