Common Core (Jr. High)

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Common Core (Jr. High)

  1. 1. If you like ISAT, You’ll love Common Core !
  2. 2. Real World Skill: Directions <ul><li>Read the directions. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell your partner how to get to Wesclin. </li></ul><ul><li>Your partner will draw your directions. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What skills did you use?
  4. 4. Literacy It’s not just reading anymore!
  5. 5. LITERACY consists of <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul>
  6. 6. Think about a typical day in your class. Do you ask you students to use all 4 skills? If so, do you show them how? If you don’t, why?
  7. 7. Common Core <ul><li>Fall 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be ready for college and career. </li></ul><ul><li>Educators will focus on preparing students with the skills they need post-high school. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus shifts to looking deeper at our content, not at covering additional content. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Core will bring a literacy lens to the content areas.
  9. 9. Wait! I don’t teach READING !
  10. 10. Common Core asks that every teacher use literacy skills to help their students understand their content. <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>All 4 skills apply to all content areas! </li></ul>
  11. 11. By 8 th grade, our students should read 45% literature and 55% nonfiction. By 12 th grade, our students should read only 30% literature and 70% nonfiction.
  12. 12. Common Core Checklist
  13. 13. Strategies <ul><li>Narrative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Exit Cards </li></ul><ul><li>Tween Tribune - Article of the Week </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic- Picture of the Day </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize </li></ul><ul><li>Venn Diagram </li></ul><ul><li>Song Rewrite </li></ul><ul><li>A-Z History Book </li></ul><ul><li>Postcard </li></ul><ul><li>Report Card </li></ul><ul><li>Crossword </li></ul><ul><li>Cause / Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted Poster </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are There” Letter </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation </li></ul>
  14. 14. http://corestandards.org/

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