+CommonCoreStandards What I Know About Where We Are At March 2012 Troy Hicks
+ The “Big Three” Text Types Argumentative NYTimes “Room for Debate” and Learning Network Blog ProCon.org Intelligence Squared Debates Informational Kelly Gallagher’s Article of the Week Site 10 Ways to Develop Expository Writing with the NYTimes TED Talks Narrative Narrative Writing Lessons, 6-12, from Writingfix.com
+ Formative and Summative Assessment Mentor/Model Texts On the CCSS website, check out ELA Appendix C for samples of student writing in each genre, at each grade level FAQ on SMARTER Balanced Assessments Summative: Computer adapted; multiple choice, constructed response, and performance tasks Interim (periodic) and formative assessments, too
+ Units of Study/Lessons Muskegon Area ISD Writing Units Michigan Association of Intermediate School Administrators (MAISA) M Calkins et al: Pathways to the Common Core Writing Fix Read Write Think
+ Key Contacts and Resources Ruth Isaia, Office of Education Improvement and Education (OEII) ELA Consultant email@example.com 517-373-2590 Email her and ask to sign-up for her ELA Listserv Sue Gendron’s CCSS PPT CCSS “Crosswalk” Documents from MDE SMARTER Balance Consortium Latest ELA Item Specs (with Sample Questions) ELA Specs Webinar School Year Implementation Timeline
+ Your Remaining Questions How will the personal narrative writing be assessed? Writers workshop ideas for common core Whats the difference between 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th writing goals? Is syntax nuts & bolts -- grammar, sentence structure etc -- a part of this? What will the English assessment look like? What changes in writing considering CCSS emphasis on informational text literacy?