Presentation on theme: "1 Investigating the Standards: K-12 English Language Arts Bruce Bufe, Ann Craig, Kathy Learn, Leigh McEwen, Nicole Peterson, Pat Upchurch, Martha Yerington."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda Introduction to ELA Core Standards Investigating the Standards: o Reading- Foundational Skills (K-5) o Reading -- Literature o Reading- Informational Text o Writing o Speaking and Listening o Language o Literacy - ELA Standards for History/SS, Science and Technical Subjects Determining Implications and Action Steps 2 Iowa Department of Education grants permission to copy and disseminate these materials for use with Iowa Educators.
Investigation # 3 What is the purpose of the Foundational Skills? Discussion Questions for Part A: What are the most important ideas in this section? What do these mean for classroom teacher? Part B: Table Discussion
Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5) “ Instruction should be differentiated: good readers will need much less practice with these concepts than struggling will. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and not what they already know – to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.” (Iowa Core, K-5 Reading Foundational Skills, p. 19) Note: Appendix A, pages 17-22.
Implications for K-5 Teachers: My classroom ALL student (General Education, Special Education, ELL, At-Risk, Struggling Readers, etc.) School/District/AEA partnerships Record your thoughts on the Investigation Implications page.
Distribution of Literary and Informational Passages GradeLiteraryInformational 450% 845%55% 1030%70% 13 In order to match the NAEP Assessment Framework instructionally, a great deal of informational reading must take place outside of ELA in grades 6-12.
Your Turn On your own, pick one Literature anchor standard and follow it through the grade levels (k-12). Gr. K-5: pp. 11-14 Gr. 6-12: pp. 46-49 What do you notice about the sophistication and complexity across grade levels? How will these progressions impact your planning and your instruction? 17
Additional Resources to the Iowa Core Appendix A – Research Supporting the Core; Foundational Skills details, Writing Types defined, Language Overview, Glossary (43 pp.) Supplement to Appendix A (recently released): New research on Text Complexity (10 pp.) Appendix B –Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks. These text exemplars can be used without breaking copyright. (183 pp.) Appendix C – Samples of Student Writing. (107 pp.)