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Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts

Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts
1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (show more) Print many upper- and lowercase letters. Kindergarten students can use and expand complete sentences, print many (upper-and lowercase) letters, use nouns and verbs, use question words, and use prepositions. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. First grade students can use and expand a variety of sentences, print all letters, and use singular and plural nouns with verbs (past, present, and future). Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Second grade students can use, expand, and rearrange a variety of sentences. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Abeo | Collaboration – Integral in Common Core Assessment Collaboration – Integral in Common Core Assessment One on the most striking and pleasant surprises that I encountered in the Common Core Standards was the prevalence of Collaboration. This alone says that we are on the right track with common core. If we truly want and need this for our students, they will need to teach and assess it. Let’s be honest. K-5 and 6-12 Speaking and Listening Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. This standard is even broken down with specific criteria for each grade level. So what could an assessment look like? Perhaps students create a portfolio defense for a one on one with the teacher, bringing a variety of pieces of evidence. Of course these great summative assessment ideas need to be supported with ongoing formative assessment. From Andrew Miller, New Media Innovations

50 Important Links for Common Core Educators Educators across the nation are working hard this summer to begin developing updated curricula that will fit into the new Common Core State Standards, which will be fully applied in 45 U.S. states (Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, Virginia, and Minnesota have opted out of statewide participation) by 2015. Yet despite the hubbub about the new standards, which were created as a means of better equipping students with the knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world, many teachers still have a lot of unanswered questions about what Common Core will mean for them, their students, and their schools. Luckily, the Internet abounds with helpful resources that can explain the intricacies of Common Core, offer resources for curriculum development, and even let teachers keep up with the latest news on the subject. Groups and Organizations Useful Resources Curriculum Development Blogs State Tools Some states have created helpful websites for teachers all about Common Core.

"Bringing the Common Core to Life" : Resources : Race to the Top : NYSED On April 28, participants engaged with a leading author and architect of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), David Coleman, to understand how the Core Standards for College and Career Readiness build on the work New York State has done in developing a standards-based system and their specific implications for teachers and instructional leaders state wide. Details about the presentation (94 KB)Slide show to accompany the webinar The webinar is now divided into sections for easier viewing. Please click on "Watch the full recording of the webinar" or see the embedded videos below to watch the webinar in sections. You may also download the videos for future viewing. Watch the full recording of the webinar | Full Transcript

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Games and the Common Core: Two Movements That Need Each Other Recently I witnessed two expert panels discussing critical issues for our educational system -- on the same day. The first one was on implementing the Common Core for English-language learners; the second was on how games offer an exciting new frontier for student learning and engagement. In the morning, I listened in to an Alliance for Excellent Education panel including Stanford professor Kenji Hakuta and Carrie Heath Phillips, director of Common Core implementation at the Council of Chief State School Officers. I was struck by two things: 1) How neither community of experts mentioned the other, and 2) how these two "movements" urgently need to work together. And the games community needs to demonstrate how interest-driven and collaborative learning can accomplish the goals of the Common Core. Student Choice Dr. Video: Constance Steinkuehler describes her research. Inventing the Future I asked the Stanford panel about whether games could be integrated with the Common Core. And Dr.

Common Core Support Tools Below you will find unpacking standards documents to support teachers in their understanding of the common core and essential standards. The unpacking documents demonstrate at a granular level the knowledge and skills students are expected to master at a particular grade. Important Note: The current Standard Course of Study will continue to be taught and tested during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. New standards and assessments are to be implemented for the first time beginning with the 2012-13 school year. English Language Arts Unpacking Standards Kindergarten (pdf, 276kb) 1st Grade (pdf, 161kb) 2nd Grade (pdf, 170kb) 3rd Grade (pdf, 165kb) 4th Grade (pdf, 282kb) 5th Grade (pdf, 298kb) 6th Grade (pdf, 315kb) 7th Grade (pdf, 300kb) 8th Grade (pdf, 340kb) English I & II (pdf, 303kb) English III & IV (pdf, 302kb) Math Unpacking Standards Kindergarten (pdf, 6.8mb) 1st Grade (pdf, 11.3mb) 2nd Grade (pdf, 1.1mb) 3rd Grade (pdf, 5.4mb) 4th Grade (pdf, 8.5mb) 5th Grade Math (pdf, 4.4mb)

8 Helpful Tech Tools for the Common Core While the implementation of the Common Core State Standards means a lot of work and transition ahead, the good thing about shared benchmarks across 45 states is that you can now share resources, ideas and lessons with a colleague across the hall—or across the country. With that in mind, we asked our Facebook fans for their favorite online tools that are making the transition a little easier. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Question for you: Where have you found the best resources for the Common Core?

CCS iPad Apps | Mentoring Minds $$ Mentoring Minds' Common Core Standards & Strategies K-12 Math and ELA Flip Charts on your iPad! Our Common Core Standards & Strategies K-12 Math and ELA Flip Charts are available on your iPad through the iTunes App Store! At your fingertips and through your mobile device, our flip chart provides you with strategies for the delivery of effective instruction pertaining to the new Math and ELA Standards. We also include clarifying activities so you know how best to utilize the content in your classroom. Enroll in Apple's Volume Purchase Program (ASVPP) to buy in bulk. Common Core Standards and Strategies Math K-12 Last Updated: August 17, 2012 Common Core Standards and Strategies ELA K-12 | Search Mentoring Minds on the App Store.

24 Multimedia Tools That Support The Common Core How Students Benefit From Using Social Media 12.68K Views 0 Likes A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, social media offers plenty of opportunities for learning and interactivity, and if you take a moment to think about it, it's not too hard to see how students benefit from using social media. 10 African-American History Month Teaching Resources 1.25K Views 0 Likes This week’s Featured Ten Learnist boards are dedicated to African-American history month. 3 Tech Tips Your Grandma Could Teach You 2.02K Views 0 Likes Those who have been using technology, in some form, have a few tech tips you should know about.

Common Core Online 11 Tech Tools to Teach the Common Core Standards *ISTE Workshop: Transitioning to the Common Core with Google Apps – Join me! The Common Core State Standards initiative was state led and coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to create benchmarks for learning from kindergarten through grade 12. The standards themselves “were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts” and are divided into two separate sets of standards: English language arts and math. The English language arts standards also include history, science and technical studies. The Common Core State Standards seeks to develop students who: - Demonstrate independence - Evaluate complex texts - Possess strong content knowledge - Communicate effectively - Comprehend and critique - Locate and use evidence effectively - Feel confident solving real world problems - Understand other perspectives and cultures - Apply their existing knowledge to new situations 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.