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Common core and readibility

  1. 1. Welcome!<br />Michael Fullanin a new book entitled Breakthrough states that states, districts, and schools have done a wonderful job creating standards, plans, and assessments. Yet, these efforts have only an indirect effect on classroom practices. “What is missing again is the black box of instructional practice in the classroom.”<br />Standards and Plans<br />Black Box of Instructional Practice<br />Assessments<br />Results for All<br />So…. Why a literacy plan?<br />
  2. 2. Framing Questions<br />What does this new information about the Common Core State Standards mean for a district and school literacy plan?<br />How can we use the new standards to create a strong literacy plan?<br />
  3. 3. Common Core & Literacy Plan<br />
  4. 4. Just the Facts…<br />48 of 50 states helped develop (Texas & Alaska)<br />41 of 50 states have adopted<br />2012/2013, fully adopted and tested in NC<br />2014/2015, online assessments with Smarter Balance Consortium states (adaptive test) <br />Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium & PARCC/ACHIEVE Consortium <br />ELA & Math Only; but, literacy across the curriculum<br />
  5. 5. New Acronyms!!!<br />CCR = College and Career Ready<br />CCSS = Common Core State Standards<br />RL = Reading Literature<br />RI = Reading Informational Text<br />WR = Writing<br />SL = Speaking and Listening<br />L = Language<br />
  6. 6. “Capacities”<br />They demonstrate independence.<br />They build strong content knowledge.<br />They respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline.<br />They comprehend as well as critique.<br />They value evidence.<br />They use technology and digital media strategically and capably.<br />They come to understand other perspectives and cultures. <br />
  7. 7. How to Cite CCSS<br />Strand<br />Standard<br />Grade Level<br />
  8. 8. Organization of the Common Core<br />Strands<br />Sub-Strands<br />Anchor Standards<br />
  9. 9. CCSS ELA Organization<br />There are three main sections:<br />K−5 (cross-disciplinary).<br />6−12 English Language Arts.<br />6−12 Literacy in History/Social Studies,<br /> Science, and Technical Subjects.<br />There is a shared responsibility for students’ literacy<br /> development.<br />There are three appendices:<br /><ul><li>A: Research and evidence; glossary of key terms.
  10. 10. B: Reading text exemplars; sample performance tasks.
  11. 11. C: Annotated student writing samples.</li></li></ul><li>Reading & Writing Weights<br />
  12. 12. Vocabulary<br />Tier 1 – everyday speech<br />Tier 2 – general academic words<br />Tier 3 – domain-specific words<br />Appendix A, p.33<br />
  13. 13. Text Complexity<br />Reading Standards include exemplar texts (stories and literature, poetry, and informational texts) that illustrate appropriate level of complexity by grade <br />Text complexity is defined by:<br />Qualitative measures – levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity, and knowledge demands<br />Quantitative measures – readability and other scores of text complexity<br />Quantitative<br />Qualitative<br />Reader and Task – background knowledge of reader, motivation, interests, and complexity generated by tasks assigned<br />Reader and Task<br />
  14. 14. Flesch-Kincaid (Microsoft Word)<br />
  15. 15. Grade Bands & Lexiles<br />
  16. 16. “Lexile Analyzer”<br />Lexile Analyzer is a tool from that allows you to quantify webtext, articles, newspapers, etc.<br />Create an account at<br />Convert your text to the appropriate file (first time is a pain, but easy to do).<br />Done – Lexile gives you a specific number for your non-book format and you have information about how difficult text is.<br />Here’s an example!<br />
  17. 17. Screen Shot of Lexile Analyzer<br />