Presentation on theme: "California’s Common Core State Standards ELA Toolkit An Overview of the Modules."— Presentation transcript:
California’s Common Core State Standards ELA Toolkit An Overview of the Modules
Get Started, Embrace the Challenges, Unpack the Opportunities
CCCOE’s Proposed Training Modules CISC Training Modules Curriculum and Instruction Steering Committee, a subdivision of CCSESA
CISC Training Sequence BIG SHIFTS MODELS / LEVELS OF THINKING MATERIAL SPECIFIC CONVERSATION KEY ADVANCES -Informational Text -Literacy Standards -Text Complexity -Argument -Collaborative Conversations -Integration of Media LESSON DESIGN & BEST PRACTICES -Pyramid of Learning -Rigor/Relevancy Model -Gradual Release
Module 1: Overview Intent: To provide an overview of California’s Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Math Target Audience:K-12 Teachers Key Learning: To cover the basic design, benefits, and major shifts in the new common core state standards
Module 2: Content and Curriculum Intent: To consider how to begin transitioning to California’s Common Core Standards, focusing on the major shifts/key advances Targeted Audience: K-12 Teachers Key Learning: To explore the structure of the Standards and College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards Connect the CCSS to current curriculum KEY ADVANCES -Literacy Standards -Informational Text -Text Complexity -Argument -Collaborative Conversations -Integration of Media
Module 3: Instruction Intent: To examine California’s Common Core Standards with a focus on instruction Target Audience: K-5 Teachers 6-12 Teachers Key Learning: Digging deeper into effective instructional models
What is the purpose of text complexity? To insure that students are prepared to independently and proficiently read and comprehend the variety of text found in college and careers, students need sustained exposure to increasingly more complex texts.
The standards’ approach to text complexity Reading: Text complexity and the growth of comprehension The reading standards place equal emphasis on the sophistication of what students read and the skill with which they read.
Metacognitive Markers Read “Why Text Complexity Matters” (from Appendix A), using the following metacognitive markers: ? A question I have… 0 Thoughts that I’m pondering… ! An important point
Discuss at your table…. Why does text complexity matter?
Module 4: Instructional Materials Intent: To explore effective utilization of current instructional materials to support learning of the Common Core State Standards. Key Learning: Alignment of standards to the current ELA instructional materials Start with standards that are completely new to a grade or significantly different in complexity Decide on a comprehensive approach—review one of the standards from each strand OR review one whole strand at a time Target Audience: K-5 Teachers 6-12 Teachers
A Teacher’s Perspective Jessica Heigel, English Teacher Denver, Colorado EdWeek post, March 2012 http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/ teaching_ahead/2012/03/educa tional_hoarding_unpacking_for _the_common_core.html