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Frayer Model

The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. In contrast with a straight definition, the model helps to develop a better understanding of complex concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not. The center of the diagram shows the concept being defined, while the quadrants around the concept are used for providing the details. Words that work well with the Frayer Model include quadrilaterals, insects and democracies. Related:  MUS 226

APS Assessment | PARCC Evidence Tables “Evidence statement tables and evidence statements describe the knowledge and skills that an assessment item or a task elicits from students. These are aligned directly to the Common Core State Standards, and highlight their advances especially around the coherent nature of the standards.” – PARCC More information about the Blueprints and Evidence Tables can be found at, including FAQ’s and Powerpoint presentations. Mathematics PARCC Grades 3-5 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated 12/2014) PARCC Grades 6-8 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated 11/2014) PARCC Grades 9-11 ELA Literacy Common Forms Specifications (Updated 11/2014) PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 3-5 (Updated) PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 6-8 PDF (Updated) PARCC Combined ELA PBA Task Generation Models PDF (Narrative TGMs Included) Grades 9-11 (Updated) PARCC ELA Item Guidelines (Updated)

The University of Arizona - Institute for Mathematics & Education The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. These documents were spliced together and then sliced into grade level standards. From that point on the work focused on refining and revising the grade level standards. The early drafts of the progressions documents no longer correspond to the current state of the standards. It is important to produce up-to-date versions of the progressions documents. This project is organizing the writing of final versions of the progressions documents for the K–12 Common Core State Standards.

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America Achieves: Welcome Ohio English Language Arts The State Board of Education adopted Ohio's New Learning Standards in English Language Arts as a guide to teaching and learning in the classroom. The Kindergarten – Grade 12 standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms in the 2014-2015 school year. Introduction to Ohio's New Learning Standards for ELA, Model Curriculum, and Assessment Ohio's New Learning Standards Addtional Resources for Diverse Learners Model Curricula Ohio teachers worked in teams in 2010 to suggest instructional strategies and resources that align with the Ohio's New Learning Standards in English Language Arts. In October 2013, Career Connections strategies were added to the Instructional Strategies in the model curricula. Problems, Ideas and Evaluation

Welcome to the Mathematics Assessment Project News New – TRU Math: Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics is a suite of tools for professional develompent and research - the alpha versions of these documents are available here… More International Awards for Team: Hugh Burkhardt and Malcolm Swan, leaders of the Shell Centre team, have been chosen by the International Commission on Mathematical instruction (ICMI) as the first recipients of the Emma Castelnuovo Medal for Excellence in the Practice of Mathematics Education. The project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support US schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Products Tools for formative and summative assessment that make knowledge and reasoning visible, and help teachers to guide students in how to improve, and monitor their progress. Classroom Challenges: lessons for formative assessment, some focused on developing math concepts, others on non-routine problem solving. The Team What's on this site?

Tools for the Common Core Standards | News about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards Proving Parallelograms | BetterLesson Loading... Proving Parallelograms Objective: SWBAT prove that quadrilaterals are parallelograms using the definition of parallelogram and six key parallelogram property theorems. Stephanie Conklin 75 Lessons Big Idea: Two pair-share proofs await to challenge students in this lesson on proving that quadrilaterals are parallelograms. Give Stephanie some positive reinforcement Common Core: Subject(s): Math, Geometry 80 mins Do Now 10 min Students will use algebra skills and properties of parallelograms to find the measure of sides and angles in a given parallelogram. Resources (1) Resources (1) Do Now - Proving Parallelograms Vocabulary and Exploration 1 25 min Students with Disabilities: Visualizing Angles and Sides Play Current Time 0:00 Duration Time 0:00 Remaining Time -0:00 Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Fullscreen Mute Resources (2) Vocab and Pair Share 1 Proving Paralleograms Complete Student Notes - Proving Paralleograms Resources (2) expand content Pair-Share 2 and Coordinate Proofs 30 min … Read more Resources (1) 15 min

Adapt ELL Lessons in 3 Simple Steps With the increasing numbers of English language learners (ELLs) in regular education classrooms, it is important to balance practicing a new skill or new knowledge with differentiated assignments to fit ELL students’ readiness. When students range in their stages of second language acquisition, their practice and classroom assignments can and should look different. Differentiating lessons doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are 3 simple steps to adapt lessons for your ELL students! Use these vocabulary activities to get your students to love learning new words. TeachHUB Magazine’s review of the Evernote & HabitsPro apps. Here are a few strategies for equalizing participation among cooperative... Teachers can take advantage of these beneficial seasonal changes and spend more... Use these teaching strategies to grade cooperative learning lessons. Step 1: Know the Stages of Second-Language Acquisition It is essential that we have a common understanding of the stages of language learning. by L.W.

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Professional Development: Introduction to Literacy Shifts in Content Areas Grades K–High School Overview: The Introduction to Literacy Shifts in Content Areas Module is a 1-4 hour module that provides you with an introduction to the key shifts required by the CCSS for Literacy in the content areas: history / social studies, science, and technical subjects. How to Get Started: You are encouraged to complete any or all portions of this module to meet your needs, or the needs of your audience if you are facilitating this module for professional development. Be sure to read the User's Guide first! The User's Guide is a detailed guide for you, the self learner and/or facilitator. What’s In This Module? You can download all components of this module by clicking "Download All" on the left. After completing this module, you are encouraged to engage with the key shifts required by the CCSSM through the iTunes U Courses, created by teachers for teachers.