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Leon County Schools Understanding the Common Core Standards Summer 2012 1
What should I know about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). knowledge and skills students should have so that they will graduate from high school being college and career-ready English-language arts and math
What should I know about Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? The Standards are based on international models, research and Input from state departments of education, scholars, assessment developers, professional organizations, educators, parents, and students. There were successive drafts and numerous rounds of feedback The Standards are aligned with college and work expectations.
What should I know about Common Core State Standards (CCSS)? The Standards are fewer, deeper, clearer. Students will be assessed on the FCAT 2.0 (based on NGSS) through the spring of 2014. Floridas adoption of Common Core includes implementation of the content area literacy standards. Florida State Board Rule includes Next Generation Content Area Professional Development (NGCARPD) for content area teachers which sets the stage for Common Core content area literacy standards. The first assessments created by PARCC (Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers) will be administered in 2014- 2015.
What are the PARCC Assessments? The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a 24-state consortium working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math that measure Common Core State Standards. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year. PARCC is contracting with two research universities to develop models of innovative, online-delivered items and rich performance tasks proposed for use in the PARCC assessments.
Lets take a look at the Common Core State Standards for Literacy.
Four Major Shifts in Literacy an increase in reading non-fiction texts content area literacy increased text complexity focus on writing arguments
Six Major Sections K-5 Literacy Standards 6-12 English/Language Arts Literacy Standards 6-12 History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Literacy Standards Appendix A: Research that Supports the Standards Appendix B: Text Exemplars Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing by Grade and Type
Anchor Standards for Reading At your table, organize the sentence strips listing the standards into four groups. Label each group of sentence strips with a name that classifies that group of standards. Be prepared to discuss how your group organized the standards.
Key Ideas and Details (1) Evidence (2) Main idea/details (summary) (3) Interaction across text
Craft and Structure (4) Vocabulary (5) Structure (6) Point of View
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (7) Use of Multimedia (8) Evaluation of Argument (9) Analysis of Multiple Texts
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity (10) Text Complexity
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading 1. Go to page 35 for the Anchor Standards for English/Language Arts 2. Read the Note on Range of Content for Student Reading. Highlight key words that reflect the increasing demands of Common Core. 3. What do you see here that you havent seen in previous standards?
The Common Core Literacy Standards for English/Language Arts has five strands. Find these strands in your packet. Tag each section with Post-it notes. Reading Literature (page 36) Reading Informational Text (page 39) Writing (page 42) Speaking & Listening (page 49) Language (page 52)
Now lets look at the Anchor Standards for Writing.
Anchor Standards for Writing Organize the sentence strips into four appropriate categories. Give each group a name that describes the organization of writing tasks. Be prepared to explain your organization.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing There are 10 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing. Lets look at the four clusters.
Text Types and Purposes (1) Argumentative (2) Informative/explanatory (3) Narrative
Production and Distribution of Writing (4) Organization and coherence (5) Writing process – revision and editing included (6) Use of technology to publish
Production and Distribution of Writing (7) Research (8) Synthesis of Research (9) Use evidence to support analysis
Production and Distribution of Writing (10) Range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Read Note on Range and Content of Student Writing on page 41. (1) Read Note on Range and Content of Student Writing. (2) Highlight key words and phrases that show the high expectations of Common Core State Standards for writing. Click icon above to view short video.
Lets look at the Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening. Go to page 48 in your Standards. Read the Note on Range and Content of Student Speaking and Listening. Highlight key phrases that show changes in complexity. Look at cluster grouping of standards.
Lets look at the Anchor Standards for Language. Go to page 51 in your Standards. Read the Note on Range and Content of Language. Highlight key phrases that show changes in complexity. Look at cluster grouping of standards. Page 56 shows the progression of skills which need to be unpacked at each grade.
Lets look at the Common Core Standards for Social Studies/History, Science, and Technical Subjects
Locate the standards for history/social studies, science, and technical subjects that begin on page 59. There are two strands for these subjects: Reading and Writing. Locate them and mark with Post-it notes. See below. Reading for Social Studies (p. 61) and Reading for Science & Technical Subjects (p. 62) Writing for Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects (p. 64)
Lets look at the Reading Standards for Social Studies/History, Science, and Technical Subjects more closely. Reading Standards for History/Social Studies begin on page 61. Reading Standards for Science and Technical Subjects begin on page 62.
College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading in History, Science, and Technical Areas 1. The Anchor Standards for Reading are the same for all subject areas, but there is more specificity with individual standards with subject areas. Go to page 60. 2. Read the Note on Range of Content for Student Reading for subjects other than English. Highlight key words that reflect the increasing demands of Common Core. 3. What do you see here that you havent seen in previous standards?
Locate the writing standards for Social Studies/History, Science and Technical Subjects. Writing Standards for History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Areas begin on page 64. Read the Note on Range and Content of Student Writing on page 64. Highlight phrases that show the increasing demand of Common Core Standards. Discuss.
Lets review the organization of the standards. Three sections: K-5, 6-8 Literacy, 9-12 Literacy Strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language 10 anchor standards in each strand Four clusters in each strand Three Appendices: Appendix A: Research Supporting Standards/Glossary Appendix B: Text Exemplars Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing
Lets go deeper. Floridas coding system for Common Core Standards looks like this: LACC.910.L.3.1 Language Arts Common Core Grades 9-10 Language Cluster 3 Standard 1
Lets dig deeper. Floridas coding system for Common Core Standards looks like this: LACC.68.RH.2.4 Language Arts Common Core Grades 6-8 Reading Strand – History/Social Studies Cluster 2 - Craft and Structure Standard 1
Lets go deeper. 1.Locate the Reading Strand for Social Studies/History. (LACC) (RH) 2.Look at standard 8 in cluster 3 (evaluation of argument). 3.Beginning with 6 th grade and moving to 12 th grade, read and highlight key words that show the progression from complex to more complex across grades in the standard. 4.What do you notice about the progression of the reading anchor standards from grade to grade? 5.Discuss at your table.
Progression of Reading Standard 8 Grades 6-8: Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. Grades 9-10: Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the authors claims. Grades 11-12: Evaluate an authors premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.
Lets dig deeper into the writing standards. 1. Review the writing standards at your table. 2. Look at LACC.1112.W.1.1. 3. Highlight key words that show the progression in the standard from grades 6- 12. 4. Discuss the instructional implications at your table.
A Sample Performance Item Based on CCSS Read the excerpt from Churchills speech to Parliament. Consider the following performance task: Trace the line of argument in Winston Churchills Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat address to Parliament and evaluate his specific claims and opinions in the text, distinguishing which claims are supported by facts, reasons, and evidence, and which are not. [LACC.68.RI.6.8] Can you unpack this task?
Sample Performance Item Compare the similarities and differences in point of view in works by Dee Brown and Evan Connell regarding the Battle of Little Bighorn, analyzing how the authors treat the same event and which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts. [LACC.910.RH.2.6]
Next Generation Content Area Reading Professional Development 1. Teachers learn how to identify text of high complexity. 2. Teachers learn a routine (CIS Model) for helping students navigate complex texts in their subject area. 3. Implementation of Practicum provides site- based professional learning communities for collaboration and sharing.
CIS Model emphasizes: 1. Identifying appropriate learning goals and questions. 2. Using high complexity texts. 3. Reading and re-reading of texts. 4. Teaching academic vocabulary using contexts and word parts. 5. How to use questioning and discussion in the classroom. 6. Writing about complex texts.
First things first. 1. It cant be business as usual. Teachers must dig in to learn the standards. It is only through the work that teachers will learn. 2. Use the Common Core Standards and the appendices with exemplar texts, sample performance items, and student writing samples for school-based learning activities. 3. Train teacher leaders in departments and use them to facilitate discussions about instruction tailored to the high demands of Common Core.
Model Content Frameworks The PARCC Model Content Frameworks were developed by ELA content experts in PARCC member states and members of the Common Core State Standards writing team. The Model Content Frameworks are voluntary resources offered by PARCC to help curriculum developers and teachers as they work to implement the standards in their states and districts.
47 PARCC Content Model Frameworks http://media.doe.in.gov/commoncore/MajorShift4.html
In the works… 1. Writing Committees are being organized to address specific areas of need, i.e. conventions and support in FCAT writing and Common Core Writing Standards, especially argument writing. 2. Identification and training of school-based instructional leaders in ELA/Literacy standards and the development of appropriate instruction 3. NGCARPD Practicum Implementation 4. Extending NGCARPD to more complex tasks, i.e. argument writing and analysis of multiple texts. 5. Focus on instruction that works, as specified by I- observation.