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1 Del Mar Parent Education: Common Core Writing WELCOME! Vision and Common Core New Standards, Expectations, Assessment DM Teachers and Students in Action Current Practices and Goals

2 Preparing our students for 2017 and beyond when jobs they will have may not yet exist Being engaged as global citizens Finding and solving problems creatively Communicating effectively with people with multiple perspectives and points of view … Why Vision and Common Core?

3 VISION OF RUSD GRADUATE Effective Communicators – Express/support positions w multiple perspectives – Use appropriate tools to inform, persuade and convey ideas Creative Problem-Solvers – Apply critical thinking – Apply knowledge/ Generate ideas and solutions

4 The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium English Language Arts Claim 1: Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Claim 2: Students can produce effective and well grounded writing for a range of purpose and audiences. Claim 3: Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Claim 4: Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information.

5 Smarter Balanced & Del Mar Performance Tasks Demonstrate ability to think and reason Higher-order skills Produce fully developed writing or speeches Research skills, analysis, provide evidence Plan, write, revise, and edit Allow for multiple points of view Reflect a real-world task Provide evidence of college and career readiness

6 Design of Performance Tasks Components of a Performance Task Stimulus  Readings  Video clips  Audio clips  Graphs, charts, other visuals  Research topic/issue/ problem  etc. Information Processing  Research questions  Comprehension questions  Simulated Internet search  etc. Product/Performance  Essay, report, story, script  Speech with/without graphics, other media  Responses to embedded constructed response questions.  etc. Use 1-2 Stimuli for Grade 3. Use up to 5 stimuli for high school.

7 Part 2 of Sample New Standardized Test Writing Task

8 Common Core Five Major Shifts Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions Focus on Process, Not Just Content Create Assignments for Real Audiences w/ Real Purpose Teach Argument, Not Persuasion Increase Text Complexity

9 Common Core At Del Mar: Variety of products: Essays AND speeches, podcasts, brochures and more Common rubrics—provide common language for students (and parents) Three types of writing: Narrative, Information, Argument Students do informational writing in all classes across the curriculum We have developed and are using a common informational rubric PEEER Position, Explain, Evidence, Explore, Restate Incorporates different depths of knowledge and levels of thinking skills Vocabulary and sentence structure, etc. are incorporated in writing process Revise to improve organization, development, vocabulary, etc. Edit to correct mechanics Deliberate method of teaching students a comprehensive and multi-step revision/editing process

10 Writing embedded in content curriculum; in larger unit of inquiry and study. Based on research, students develop essays that demonstrate content knowledge and effective communication skills. Variety of editing methods used, including peer and teacher. Ways for parents to help students at home Use rubric as guide for asking questions about how to revise, edit, improve work. Use PEEER model as guide to ask students about their written work, and about supporting their ideas and arguments with examples and evidence.

11 Without further ado… Teachers: Ms. Childress (6 th ) Mr. Waters (7/8 th ) Students: Devon Roberts (6 th ) Toria Edwards (8 th )

12 Scoring Information How your essay will be scored: The people scoring your essay will be assigning scores for: – Statement of purpose/focus—how well you clearly state your claim on the topic, maintain your focus, and address the alternate and opposing claims – Organization—how well your ideas logically flow from the introduction to conclusion using effective transitions, and how well you stay on topic throughout the essay – Elaboration of evidence—how well you provide evidence from sources about your opinions and elaborate with specific information – Language and Vocabulary—how well you effectively express ideas using precise language that is appropriate for your audience and purpose – Conventions—how well you follow the rules of usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling


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