Notice the difference between the domains in CCSS and the GLEs – Not all domains exist in each grade level - only one k – 8 is Geometry – some exist in only one grade level like K (Counting and Cardinality) and 8 Functions
The standards are college-and career-ready. They help prepare students with knowledge and skills needed to succeed in education and training after high school.
(42% of US students are currently required to attend college remediation courses. Most living wage jobs now require at least 2 yrs. of post secondary training-- fast food franchises for a management position often require 4 yrs. of post secondary work.)
Standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments and other materials.
Student directed collaboration in classroom discussion groups, reading groups, inquiry groups and project presentation teams
Analysis, synthesis, and comparative evaluation woven throughout domains Focus on reason and evidence to substantiate an argument or claim throughout reading, writing, and speaking & listening domains Emphasis on conducting research, individually & collaboratively both short projects and sustained inquiry Students incorporate technology as they create, refine, and collaborate on reading & writing tasks
Emphasis on informational texts and the use of multiple types of texts from the very beginning Inclusion and emphasis on the great authors, myth, fable, tall tale, legend, popular heroes, and Biblical narrative Movement away from a single whole class novel length text to the use of multiple short texts on a topic or theme
Knowledge of domain-specific vocabulary
Analyze, evaluate, and differentiate primary and secondary sources.
Synthesize quantitative and technical information, including facts presented in maps, timelines, flowcharts, or diagrams
Reading K-12 Language Arts, Social Studies, Science & Technical Subjects