Common Core State Standards for JLA PTAPresentation Transcript
Renee BossJames Lane Allen PTA Meeting October 2, 2012
Why are the standards necessary?The type of instruction we all hadwhen we were in school is no longergood enough for our own childrenbecause the work force haschanged & will continue to change.The majority of the jobs ourchildren will have in the futuredon’t even exist yet.
The Common Why do we need content knowledge?Core StateStandardsrequire science,history/socialstudies andother contentknowledge betaught forstudents to havemore academicbackgroundknowledge andthereby enhancereadingcomprehension.
College & career readiness is a concern in Kentucky.According to 2010 ACT data, Kentucky high school juniors – 49% met college readiness for English – 35% met college ready expectations for reading – 15% met college readiness for science – 22% met readiness for college-level algebra – 11% met all four areas (Reading, English, Science, Math)
Why does this matterfor our K-5th graders? CCSS provide steps fromgrade Kindergarten-grade 12 What would happen if we skipped a step on the ladder?
Anchor Standard for Reading: Analyze how and why individuals,events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Informational Standards K-5 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events,5 ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical4 text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or3 concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or2 concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of1 information in a text. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals,K events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Anchor Standard #6 for Writing: Use technology, including the Internet, toproduce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet,5 to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the4 Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting. With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and3 publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and2 publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to1 produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produceK and publish writing, including collaboration with peers.
3rd grade example What should our children be doing to learn these standards?Comparing & synthesizingmultiple sources
Researching Speaking (2 kinds) Creating
Take 60 seconds to talk with another parent about theopportunities your child has had to read, think, research, speak and discuss texts.
Which activity will prepare our children for their future in the 21st century? A OR BRecalling facts that were read Finding evidence in what’s read
Common Core Asks Our Children to…• Read like detectives• Write like a reporters
A or B Which type of activity will help our children read like detectives and write like reporters?
Reading is thinking!• Comprehension is more than recalling or retelling what happened in story or piece of non-fiction.• Comprehension means you make sense about what you’ve read.
What should ourchildren be reading? Stories Poems Novels Plays Myths Fables Legends Newspapers Magazines Blogs Emails Images Graphs Maps
Text Complexity3 Considerations1. Judged by computerwww.lexile.com2. Judged by humans— quality of text3. Judged by reader— motivation & background knowledge
Lexile levels have changed. Lexile = 510
What should our children be writing?They should write about what they read! Information/research Explanations/essays Opinions Real & imagined stories
What might homework before & now look like BEFORE COMMON CORE NOW--Answering basic fact --Answering textquestions over a book dependent questionsthat was read --Studying words or--Writing your spelling doing a word sort towords in a random understand languagesentence better--Copying a definition --Putting the dictionaryfrom a dictionary definition in your own words (paraphrasing)
What can we do at home?• Take a few minutes to look at the National PTA grade-level guide for your child and talk with another parent.What questions do you have? Any surprises?