SJSD Common Core Overview


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This is the first presentation for SJSD Professional Development on August 13 on Text Complexity. This presentation gives an overview of the expectations for reading outlined in the Common Core State Standards.

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  • Have group stand up and push in chairs. After reading the statement on the handout, instruct the participants to move to the right side of the room if they think the statement is true and to the left side of the room if they think it is false. Provide the correct answer and encourage discussion. Continue the same process until all statements have been read.\n
  • You need a stack of index cards on each table.\n\nAs we go through this presentation, whenever the teacher hears a buzz word, phrase, sentence, they think is important, they need to grab a card and write the word, phrase, sentence on it. They need to grab a different card each time they hear a buzz word. About half-way through this presentation, we will stop and assess what words they have collected. By doing this throughout the intro, the teachers are thus determining importance.\n
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  • Starting from the top, the CCSS ELA Standards have 10 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards, found within 4 strands. Reading and Writing is shared between CA teachers and all other content areas, thus the Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. At the elementary level, this also shows the link between the other contents and the ELA standards. Foundational Reading Skills are for Grades K-5. There are 3 Appendicies full of great information.\n\n
  • At this point in time, hand out:\n\nCollege and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading Document\nPlacemats for grade levels\n\nMake sure to caution teachers that these are resources--not their curriculum. They might want this for their use during job embedded PD this year. This is simply to show them on 1-2 pages what a student in a particular grade level is expected to do.\n\n
  • Answers\nWriting--College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 7\nReading Foundational Skills--Grade 5--Standard 3\nReading Literature--Grade 7--Standard 1\nSpeaking and Listening--College Career Readiness Anchor Standard 4\nWriting in History, Science, and Technical Subjects--Grades 6-8--Standard 2\n
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  • Stop and take 15 minutes for everyone to go through the cards they were collecting. Have each person make 2 piles. One pile should be what buzz words/phrases/etc. with which they are comfortable. One pile includes words/phrases/etc. they are still working through (confused with). Have them share at their table. \n
  • This highlights the progression of complexity of standards. Even though this skips grades, there are scaffolding pieces for every grade level.\n
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  • Go through one last time and repeat the previous process, having teachers sort into 2 piles and then share out what they know and what still confuses them. Then collect each and keep them separated into 2 piles for the entire group. Take some time at some point in the day to sort through and look for emerging themes, especially with the areas with which they are still confused.\n
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  • SJSD Common Core Overview

    1. 1. Common Core OverviewSJSD
    2. 2. Opening Activity
    3. 3. What’s the Buzz?
    4. 4. About the Initiative The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative is a voluntary, state-led effort 48 states, 2 territories, and D.C. committed to developing a common core of state standards for proficiency in English language arts and mathematics for grades K-12 Governor Nixon Signed Missouri on in August 2009
    5. 5. Why did Missouri Sign On?The Standards will raise the bar for Missouri studentsand ensure they are prepared to succeed in the 21stcentury.Having Common Core Standards with other states iscost effective in the long term in that multiple states canshare common assessments.
    6. 6. Why do we have theCommon Core?
    7. 7. Why Common Core StateStandards?Collaboration: The standards create a foundation towork collaboratively across states and districts, poolingresources and expertise, to create curricular tools,professional development, common assessments, andother materials.
    8. 8. Why Common Core StateStandards?Equity: Expectations are consistent for all and notdependent on a student’s zip code.Clarity: the standards are focused, coherent, and clear.Clearer standards help students (and parents andteachers) understand what is expected of them.
    9. 9. Why Common Core StateStandards?Preparation: The standards are college and careerready. They will help prepare students with theknowledge and skills they need to succeed ineducation and training after high school.Competition: The standards are internationallybenchmarked. Common standards will help ensure ourstudents are globally competitive.
    10. 10. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards (ELA) 10 Reading Standards 10 Writing Standards 6 Speaking and Listening Standards 6 Language Standards (In addition, K-5 have 4 Reading Foundational Skills)
    11. 11. ELA CCSS 1.  Strand first! W.CCR.7 RF.5.3 2.  Grade level or RL.7.1 CCR second! SL.CCR.4 WHST.6-8.2 3.  Standard last!
    12. 12. Appendices A, B, and C•  Appendix A •  Supplementary material and glossary of terms •  Text exemplars and•  Appendix B sample performance tasks•  Appendix C •  Writing exemplars and annotated notes
    13. 13. What’s the buzz???
    14. 14. Sample College and Career Readiness(CCR) Standard for ReadingStandard 2: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.Kindergarten: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.Third grade: Describe characters in a story (their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
    15. 15. Increasing ComplexityAcross Grade LevelsSixth grade: Describe how a particular story’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond to or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.Ninth/Tenth: Analyze how complex characters (those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.Eleventh/Twelfth: Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
    16. 16. Common Core Wrap-up
    17. 17. What’s the buzz?
    18. 18. ELA Closing Activity: FourSquare Reflection
    19. 19. Information provided by...49th Annual Cooperative Conference for SchoolAdministratorsMissouri Department of Elementary and 2010