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  • COMMON CORE STANDARDS
    Friday, September 4, 2011 Sip
  • Common core faq
    • Why change to this new set of standards?
    Simplified & more clear for students, parents & teachers
    Move towards National Standards & accountability
    Deeper thinking skills prepare students for college & workforce
    • How are the CCSS different from the Illinois State Standards?
    • Fewer standards, but more in depth. View slide
    • When will this change take place? View slide
    • Fully implemented by 2014
    • More content-specific standards are coming
  • Common core faq
    • How will this be assessed?
    Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC); 25 states will be using PARCC
    • Online means instant feedback
    • 4 times per year
    • What does this mean for me?
    • A lot of us already do this
    • Less content to cover
    • Preparing now for the transition
    • Greater focus on reading comprehension
    • Department collaboration for common vocabulary
    • Curriculum-related writing
    • Areas that aren’t tested will still be held accountable
  • Effective vocabulary instruction:
    Doesn’t rely on definitions.
    Requires students to represent their knowledge of words linguistically and non-linguistically.
    Involves multiple exposures to words.
    Involves teaching word parts. (prefixes, suffixes & roots).
    Requires different types of instruction.
    Has students discussing the terms they are learning.
    Has students playing with words.
    Focuses on terms that have a high probability of enhancing academic success.
  • As a department, what are you currently doing that works well?orwhat could you do differently to improve vocabulary instruction?
  • writing
    • Combination of long-term & short-term writing assignments
    • Writing on demand; timed
    • Use interesting writing topics
    • Student choice
    • Authentic purposes
    • Opinion/persuasive writing
    • TEXTUAL SUPPORT/EVIDENCE
    • Writing makes good homework
  • As a department, what are you currently doing that works well?orwhat could you do differently to improve Writing instruction?
  • reading
    • Literacy Strategies
    • Textbook Feature Analysis (beginning of the year)
    • Organization & Signal Words (transitions)
    • Article of the Week for your content area
    • 20 Questions Strategies
    • “What Were You Thinking” (written evidence of thinking/interactions with the text)
    • Post-It Notes
    • Somebody-Wanted-But-So
  • Sample article of the week:
    “Texas Man Gets First Full Face Transplant in US”
  • HELPFUL WEBSITES
    • www.corestandards.org
    • www.commoncore.org (CCSS-aligned lesson plans)
    • www.jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/strategies.html (vocab games for LA, math, science & Social Studies)
    • www.parcconline.org (assessment)
    • www.fcrr.org (Florida Center for Reading Research)
    • www.kellygallagher.org (Article of the Week)