Common Core Standards (2011 SIP)

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Common Core Standards (2011 SIP)

  1. 1. COMMON CORE STANDARDS<br />Friday, September 4, 2011 Sip<br />
  2. 2. Common core faq<br /><ul><li>Why change to this new set of standards?</li></ul>Simplified & more clear for students, parents & teachers<br />Move towards National Standards & accountability<br />Deeper thinking skills prepare students for college & workforce<br /><ul><li>How are the CCSS different from the Illinois State Standards?
  3. 3. Fewer standards, but more in depth.
  4. 4. When will this change take place?
  5. 5. Fully implemented by 2014
  6. 6. More content-specific standards are coming</li></li></ul><li>Common core faq<br /><ul><li>How will this be assessed?</li></ul>Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC); 25 states will be using PARCC<br /><ul><li>Online means instant feedback
  7. 7. 4 times per year
  8. 8. What does this mean for me?
  9. 9. A lot of us already do this
  10. 10. Less content to cover
  11. 11. Preparing now for the transition
  12. 12. Greater focus on reading comprehension
  13. 13. Department collaboration for common vocabulary
  14. 14. Curriculum-related writing
  15. 15. Areas that aren’t tested will still be held accountable</li></li></ul><li>Effective vocabulary instruction:<br />Doesn’t rely on definitions.<br />Requires students to represent their knowledge of words linguistically and non-linguistically.<br />Involves multiple exposures to words.<br />Involves teaching word parts. (prefixes, suffixes & roots).<br />Requires different types of instruction.<br />Has students discussing the terms they are learning.<br />Has students playing with words.<br />Focuses on terms that have a high probability of enhancing academic success.<br />
  16. 16. As a department, what are you currently doing that works well?orwhat could you do differently to improve vocabulary instruction?<br />
  17. 17. writing<br /><ul><li>Combination of long-term & short-term writing assignments
  18. 18. Writing on demand; timed
  19. 19. Use interesting writing topics
  20. 20. Student choice
  21. 21. Authentic purposes
  22. 22. Opinion/persuasive writing
  23. 23. TEXTUAL SUPPORT/EVIDENCE
  24. 24. Writing makes good homework</li></li></ul><li>As a department, what are you currently doing that works well?orwhat could you do differently to improve Writing instruction?<br />
  25. 25. reading<br /><ul><li>Literacy Strategies
  26. 26. Textbook Feature Analysis (beginning of the year)
  27. 27. Organization & Signal Words (transitions)
  28. 28. Article of the Week for your content area
  29. 29. 20 Questions Strategies
  30. 30. “What Were You Thinking” (written evidence of thinking/interactions with the text)
  31. 31. Post-It Notes
  32. 32. Somebody-Wanted-But-So</li></li></ul><li>Sample article of the week:<br />“Texas Man Gets First Full Face Transplant in US”<br />
  33. 33. HELPFUL WEBSITES<br /><ul><li>www.corestandards.org
  34. 34. www.commoncore.org (CCSS-aligned lesson plans)
  35. 35. www.jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/strategies.html (vocab games for LA, math, science & Social Studies)
  36. 36. www.parcconline.org (assessment)
  37. 37. www.fcrr.org (Florida Center for Reading Research)
  38. 38. www.kellygallagher.org (Article of the Week)</li>

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