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  • Teachers are a lot like Olympic athletes: we train and train and train.... We’ve got our team, our learning community. Teachers are also like the coaches of the Olympic athletes….
  • Welcome to an event of Olympic proportions: ELA Curriculum Day for the Northwest Learning Community, fifth grade. CCGPS4RL4:Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
  • We are here to learn about how the common core and our instructional practice will work together to educate students. This is an ALL SKATE. In your team, do a quick controlled brainstorm, where each of you offer a thought in turn to define THE COMMON CORE for your team. GO around at least twice, and push through even a couple of long pauses. WOW, I enjoyevesdropping, you know, listening in to other people’s conversations—not an Olympic event, yet…. I heard us talking about the common core as…..
  • Let’s listen in to what other educators have to say about the importance and impact of these standards on our profession and student achievement.
  • Write a simile….
  • Share….
  • Let’s get the standards themselves……SEE HANDOUTS……The athletes are all at different points in their Olympic quests, and we are at different points in our readiness to implement the common core in our own classrooms.
  • Our Humanities Team has provided us with a curriculum map for our own Olympic pursuits. Let’s look at that to continue our training…For those of you teaching grade 5 accelerated students, you have this same curriculum map, but you’ll see that you have a different set of texts and tasks in the model lessons. Teachers teaching grade 5 advanced students, you also have this same curriculum map, but you’ll see in the model lessons, what we often call “units”, the Junior Great Books as a text. AND we are going to get to the texts…. Right now, notice that in the curriculum map….
  • You’ll see that our year and the scope of our instruction is divided into four units that align with our four terms or grading periods. This curriculum map is the recommended map from the Georgia Department of Education. In fact, all of the documents that you’ll be working with in the handouts are from templates recommended by the Georgia DOE. Unlike our previous curriculum maps, you’ll see that there is instruction on all Reading Literary Works, Reading Informational Works, Foundational Reading Skills, Speaking and Listening, and Language standards in each unit. 33 standards at fifth and sixth grade instructional levels. The model lessons in SAMS give examples for the big block on this map. You will also continue your instruction in foundational reading skills, speaking and listening, and language: Your GPS-aligned teaching in these areas is Common Core GPS-aligned teaching.
  • What that means is that we now have the opportunity to spiral our instruction, to teach and teach again, build our student’s depth of knowledge through the scope of the course, the school year.
  • So what’s the first thing to remember? SPIRAL curriculum, teaching all standards in every unit.
  • Next important thing to remember, 1 + 5
  • Where are these numbers in the curriculum map?Ach unit has 1 extended text plus 5 thematically connected short texts. The extended text will serve as a touchstone text or an anchor text for the unit. It is a work that students will come back to throughout the unit, and when we look at the tasks you’ll see that many of the tasks relate to the content or theme of the extended text.The 5 thematically connected short texts might be literary or informational, they may be shorter novels, short stories, picture books or articles, websites, plays, poems… two key ideas here…short and thematically connected… Some of our familiar Trophies selections might find their way into your 5. Trophies is also, in my judgment, a super resource for your Foundational Reading Instruction. Remember that the model lessons address the big block on this page: the model lessons do not script nor prescribe how your instruction in the three domains along the bottom are achieved.
  • Now we have SPIRAL Curriculum and 1 + 5, with 1 being the…extended text, and 5 being the…thematically connected short texts So you may remember lesson planning based on thematic units…..
  • Well, the 1 + 5 builds a thematic unit….. Reading, Writing and content create a thematic unit, but why aren’t these just thematic units? The common core has two more links in the chain…
  • When you are choosing text, you will want to have a conversation about the texts you choose and the themes you build. For example, this model unit reflects the periods of civil war and reconstruction in the extended text, which is the first unit of social studies. Do you have or know of texts that would make a strong extended text for the ELA unit? Have a conversation about the texts you might use in your first unit……
  • Now we have SPIRAL Curriculum and 1 + 5, with 1 being the…extended text, and 5 being the…thematically connected short texts So you may remember lesson planning based on thematic units…..
  • Text complexity is the first of these… This is page 31 of the full common core standards. There is also an appendix, appendix B, that further explains or clarifies this idea of text complexity.
  • Qualitative: levels of meaning, structure, language conventionality and clarity (dialect), and knowledge demandsQuantitative: Readability measures and other scores of text complexity (lexile)Reader and Task: reader variables—motivation, knowedge and experiences—and task variables—purpose and complexity of the task posed
  • New Lexlie Bands
  • So we remember SPIRAL curriculum, 1 + 5 extended text and connected texts, and TEXT COMPLEXITY…. The next link….
  • 3-2-13 writing tasks in the focus genre (for our first unit… opinion)2 narratives
  • Where do we find 3 – 2 – 1 in the curriculum map? The tasks, which are writing tasks…. In common core, students will have 3 tasks in the focus writing genre (opinion), 2 narratives, and at least 1 connected short research project.Students should also have journaling and quick writes and many routine writing opportunities in their work.
  • In the units, you are going to see that there are basically two reading focus genres and two writing focus genres. In the four units, we are able to read and write in four different combinations. This is a must, the pairings, but in order to maximize your resources, you can choose to put part of the grade level on Unit 1 and part of the grade level on unit 2….keeping the reading and writing combinations intact.
  • Writing the tasks was the oober challenging part for me. BUT there is a magic document with a deceptively boring title that will put zing in your task writing…. CCGPS TEACHER GUIDANCE GRADE 5. We are going into SAMS now to download that secret weapon for you.Download the Teacher Guidance document.Look at the sections of the Teacher Guidance…student-friendly, teacher-friendly, task, vocabularyReview a task and look at how it is built and the standards addressed with the task.What the Teacher Guidance offers for each standard is 1. student-friendly explanations of the standard, 2. teacher-friendly explanations of what the emphasis of the standard is, and 3. A task! (plus academic vocabulary).
  • So, to plan a common core ELA unit, you need to remember SPIRAL, 1 + 5, text complexity, 3-2-1……You can do that…..Look at the tasks in the model unit….
  • So, Fulton County wants you to …. These are the non-negotiables.
  • YOU and your team ultimately make the decisions about the instruction in your classroom.
  • Wiki with resources, and this powerpoint….
  • Wiki with resources, and this powerpoint….
  • FCS ELACCGPS 5 Curriculum Day Presentation

    1. 1. Elementary ELA Curriculum Day PLEASE SIT WITH TEACHERS FROM YOUR SCHOOL JOIN http://todaysmeet.com/ELA ANSWER THE TODAY’S MEET QUESTION:WHAT HAS WOWED YOU ABOUT THE LONDON OLYMPICS?
    2. 2. ElementaryELA Curriculum Day FACILITATORS: DONDRA PARHAM, TEACHERNORTHWEST LEARNING COMMUNITY SOUTH LEARNING COMMUNITY (CLIFTONDALE ELEMENTARY) KATHY SHIELDS, TEACHERNORTHEAST LEARNING COMMUNITY CENTRAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
    3. 3. Agenda8:30-10:45 Curriculum Redelivery  Use PostIts for your questions10:45-12:00 Reading Assessment Training  BAS by Fountas & Pinnell in the Cafeteria  DRA in the Media Center
    4. 4. What is Common Core? WWW.CORESTANDARDS.ORGStandards do not tell teachers how to teach……but they do help teachers figure out the knowledge and skills their students should have so that teachers can build the best lessons and environments for their classrooms.Standards also help students and parents… …by setting clear and realistic goals for success.Standards provide an accessible roadmap… …for our teachers, parents, and students.
    5. 5. CCGPS Voices of Support What do other educators say about common core? Teacher—Leah Luke Delaware Secretary of Education— Dr. Lillian Lowery
    6. 6. Write a simile tocompare the CommonCore to an Olympicmoment.Here’s mine…..The Common Core islike the women’s4x200m freestyle relaybecause it is a teameffort that wins the race.Photograph by Reuters The Common Core is like _______http://www.nbcolympics.com/news- because ____________________ _________________________ .blogs/swimming/u-s-wins-womens-4x200m-freestyle-relay.html
    7. 7. BeachVolleyballPhotograph byDanielGarcia/AFP/GettyImages The Common Core is like _______http://www.nbcolympics.com/photos/beach-volleyball/beach-volleyball-day-6.html because ____________________ _________________________ .
    8. 8. TeamVolleyballPhotograph byJeff Roberson/ASSOCIATED PRESShttp://www.nbcolympics.com/photos/volleyball/womens-group-b-united-states-vs-turkey.htmll
    9. 9. Women’sRoad RacePhotograph byODDANDERSEN/GettyImages The Common Core is like _______http://www.nbcolympics.com/photos/cycling/womens-road-race.html because ____________________ _________________________ .
    10. 10. Write a simile tocompare the CommonCore to an Olympicmoment.Here’s mine…..The Common Core islike the women’s4x200m freestyle relaybecause it is a teameffort that wins the race.Photograph by Reuters The Common Core is like _______http://www.nbcolympics.com/news- because ____________________ _________________________ .blogs/swimming/u-s-wins-womens-4x200m-freestyle-relay.html
    11. 11. ELA Common Core Standards• How will you adapt the model lessons tocreate a framework for unit planning?• What texts can you compile to teach CCGPS?• How can we write tasks so that students willshow what they know and are able to do?
    12. 12. Curriculum Map
    13. 13. SPIRALWe will be teaching allthe reading standardsin every unit.
    14. 14. Common Core ELA Units
    15. 15. 1+5
    16. 16. Common Core ELA Units 1+5
    17. 17. 1+5 Reading Writing______ + Content* THEMATIC UNITS
    18. 18. What about interdisciplinary teaching? Social Studies Science Unit 1: The Civil War  Unit 1: Classification of Organisms Unit 2: Reconstruction  Unit 2: Plant & Animal Cells
    19. 19. 50% Literary - 50% Informational 1+5 Literary Texts Informational Texts children’s adventure  biographies and stories, folktales, autobiographies legends, fables, fantasy,  books about history, realistic fiction, and social studies, science, myth and the arts staged dialogue and brief  technical texts, including familiar scenes directions, forms, and nursery rhymes, the information displayed in subgenres of the graphs, charts, or maps; narrative poem, limerick, and digital sources on a and free verse poem range of topics http://corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf
    20. 20. Common Core ELA Units 1+5
    21. 21. Text Complexity http://corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf http://corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_B.pdf
    22. 22. Text Complexity•Qualitative•Quantitative•Reader and Task
    23. 23. Lexile LevelsGrade 5 students should read in the Lexile Range of 770-980(DRA 40 to 44+, Fountas & Pinnel S through Y) http://corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf See page 8.
    24. 24. Common Core ELA Units 1+5
    25. 25. Tasks for Students 3, 2, 1
    26. 26. Intentional Pairings Reading Focus Writing F0cus Unit 1: Literary Text  Unit 1: Opinion Writing Unit 2:  Unit 2: Informational Text Informative/Explanatory Unit 3: Literary Text  Unit 3: Informative/Explanatory Unit 4:  Unit 4: Opinion Writing Informational Text
    27. 27. SAMSSearchEnglish/Language ArtsGrade 5Download the TeacherGuidance Document forsample tasks.
    28. 28. Common Core ELA Units 3, 2, 1 1+5
    29. 29. Fulton County Requires that Teachers…  Teach CCGPS for ELA  Choose texts and tasks that1+5 3, 2, 1 fulfill the curriculum map  Use literary and1+5 informational texts to fulfill the curriculum map
    30. 30. You……choose the texts.…write the tasks.…plan the minilessons. YOU!
    31. 31. Photograph by Reuters Working in collaboration with yourhttp://www.nbcolympics.com/news-blogs/swimming/u-s-wins-womens- team and school, you will4x200m-freestyle-relay.html accomplish even more!
    32. 32. Common Core ELA Units 1+5 YOU! 3, 2, 1 http://fcselaccgps5.pbworks.com
    33. 33. Writing a CCGPS Unit – as a TEAM things to consider…KNOWING THE STANDARDS OF UNITINTEGRATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE – • include Informational Text in each unitHOW/WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO ASSESS?USING DRA OR FOUNTAS & PINNELL •to determine Student Reading Levels – Guided ReadingSTRUCTURE OF … READING BLOCK – •Guided Reading/Centers/Direct Instruction/Whole GroupWRITER’S WORKSHOP PLANREADING PROCESS STANDARDS TO INCLUDE (EACH WEEK/UNIT) •Language Standards (L) •Foundational Reading Standards (RF) •Speaking and Listening Standards (SL)
    34. 34. DRA – Media CenterFountas & Pinnell — Cafeteria 1+5 YOU! 3, 2, 1
    35. 35. Common Core ELA Units http://fcselaccgps5.pbworks.com

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