+ Common Core: The Big Changes Interdisciplinary: shared responsibility for literacy Emphasis on college and career‐readiness Internationally benchmarked (to ensure students are globally competitive and collaborative) Skills are cumulative Reading: greater emphasis on informational texts (esp. in ELA) Reading: greater focus on text complexity Writing: strong emphasis on argument and informative/ explanatory writing, writing about sources, and using evidence to inform argument
+ Common Core Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies Students who are College and Career Ready : Demonstrate independence Use technology and digital media strategically, capably Build strong content knowledge through research Come to understand other perspectives and cultures Adapt communication to demands of audience, task, purpose, & discipline Comprehend as well as critique Value evidence From CCSS for ELA (p. 7)
+ Reading Standards for Literacy Categories for History and ELA Key Ideas and Details Craft and Structure Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
+ What types of informa8onal texts are you using to teach about the world? What types could you use?
+ Types of global informa8onal texts Historical accounts Debates Memoirs TED talks Oral histories Essays Blogs Investigative journalism International newspapers Opinion pieces/ op‐eds International NGO reports Manuals Speeches/rhetoric A Constitution or other foundational gov t document News broadcasts
+ Korean News Ar8cle Text‐Dependent Questions What words are used to describe or characterize the nature of the strike? What details does the article provide about the events leading to the strike breakup? What does the quote by the KCTU tell us about how they view the law enforcement’s interference? “Big Picture” Questions What is the purpose of the article? How does the article inform your understanding of the images and graphs? In what ways do the images and graphs inform your understanding of the article?
+ Student Assessment Character Procile Research Reclect/evidence Inference/critical thinking/evidence Extensions Bringing in literature ciction sijo poetry North Korea v. South Korea http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/ File:Earthlights_in_nkorea.jpg
+ Ac8vity 2: Children & War Analyzing the structure of texts & Developing Research Ques8ons 1. Structure and Purpose of Texts 2. Integrating Information 3. Developing Research Question
+ Excerpts from Impact of Armed Conﬂict on Children & Beyond the Fire: Teen Experiences in War Integra8ng informa8on from mul8ple global sources Part 1: Popcorn read UN Report Note & Introduction Structure: What are the Main Parts? Title Opening Note—Purpose, Tone (words?), Type of Writing Report/Summary—Purpose, Tone (words?), Type of Writing How does each part inform our understanding of the other? Text‐Dependent What words and details does the author use to describe war’s effect on children?
+ Excerpts from Impact of Armed Conﬂict on Children (UN Report, 1996) Structure & Purpose of a Global Informa8onal Text Major Issues Identicied in UN Report Forced cleeing & displacement Recruitment to military & participation in war Breakdown of family support systems Violent attacks Threats to health (walking, water, food, illness) Gender‐based violence Risk of dying Identify evidence for issues in oral history transcripts. Write strongest evidence on back of paper.
+ From Reading to Research Wri8ng informa8ve/explanatory texts and conduc8ng short research projects Task: Develop a Research Question About the War in Somalia What do you need to know? Write a paragraph: How did you decide on this question? Why? Criteria Question is clearly‐stated and research appropriate Paragraph uses evidence from Beyond the Fire and cites passages correctly Follow Up Options
+ More on the Common Core Common Core State Standards Initiative http://www.corestandards.org/ Partnership for 21st Century Skills Common Core Toolkit http://www.p21.org/tools‐and‐resources/publications/p21‐ common‐core‐toolkit Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers http://www.parcconline.org/ and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/ Measuring Text Complexity (Kansas DOE) http://www.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=4605
+ Resources for Informa8onal Texts Nonciction Resource Guide (Primary Source) http://resources.primarysource.org/nonciction and other regional guides: http://www.primarysource.org/resourceguides Primary Source World http://www.primarysource.org/primarysourceworld World Digital Library http://www.wdl.org/en/ Online Newspapers http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/