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1 Common Core State Standards Classroom Implementation for English Literature Illinois State Board of Education English Language Arts Common Core Specialists Hosted by Kathi Rhodus, June, 2012 Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

2 Todays Targets 1. Look at two Common Core State Standards implementation Ideas. 2. Observe Common Core State Standards integration ideas. 3. Discover strategies and resources for the English classroom.

3 Common Core Implementation Approaches School ASchool B Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

4 2 Different Approaches Same Goal School A Small school – 2 teachers per subject Works with rest of the faculty once a week for an hour about CCSS Teachers implemented 2 CCSS across the curriculum 1 st semester. (Reading #2 – Writing #9). Each week there were reports how it is going with the rest of the faculty. Examples of student work for one class are shared. School B Large School – 20 teachers per subject Works within the department and reports to curriculum coordinator about the CCSS Teachers chose to align one new course semester (World Literature) completely to the CCSS. Most of the rest of the department implemented as many of the 10 Reading Standards as possible. Met as a department regularly. All teachers agreed to cover less and go deeper. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

5 Changes, Challenges and Discoveries Both schools discovered the same things! Changes We had to cut our content. We were covering too much and not going into enough depth. Our students needed to do more work. We (the teachers) were the ones working so hard. We incorporated more chunked reading/writing/journaling. We made sure our students were doing more reading and writing under our nose. We needed to add more productive small group work in class. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

6 Changes, Challenges and Discoveries Challenges We needed to add informational text into our classes. Implementation takes time. Our students were not used to working so hard. They whined about the hard work at first, but got used to it after a while. We had to talk as a department about how we teach some of the standards that were confusing. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

7 Changes, Challenges and Discoveries Discoveries Students were able to work hard and learn. Teachers said they found they needed to become more of a facilitator of learning than a speaker. Students liked working in small groups and they seemed to like class better and learn more. Planning took more time (this will lessen with time), but facilitating a classroom was easier. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

8 Integration Ideas W.9RL.1 SL 1a & 1c Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License RL.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Lesson

9 Watch how this high school English teacher can teach to multiple Common Core State Standards in one lesson. Be ready to participate in a Think- Pair-Share about what you saw! Strategies for Student-Centered Discussion https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/strate gies-for-student-centered-discussion Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

10 Teaching Theme Analysis in Layers https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching- themes?resume=0 https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/teaching- themes?resume=0 When encountering standards that seem difficult for students to master, watch how the teacher helps students master the standard. Task: On a sticky note, write down ways the teachers provided effective instruction. Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

11 Resources for English Teachers A variety of graphic organizers and strategies for the classroom. Articles of the week to integrate informational text. Strategies to teach the standards in your classroom. essment_tools.shtml Sample writing rubrics and assessment questions for the classroom.

12 Contact Information Content contained is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Sarah McCusker,100 N. First Street, Springfield, Illinois (217) Erik Iwersen, Area I-A,B,D (708) Amy Robinson, Area I-C (630) Jill Brown, Area II (815) Katy Sykes, Area III and IV (815) Kathi Rhodus, Area V and VI (618)


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