Parents’ Guide to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Tammarra Tippett Curriculum Specialist
College and Career Ready Standards • Common Core State Standards and Alabama Standards adopted in 2010 • Standards will provide a clear and consistent understanding of what students are expected to learn. • Standards for English Language Arts and Math
Students who are college and career ready… • Demonstrate independence. • Build strong content knowledge. • Respond to the varying demands of audience, taks, purpose and discipline.
Students who are college and career ready… • Comprehend and crititque. • Value evidence. • Use technology and digital media strategically and capability. • Understand other perspectives and cultures.
Parent Strategies • Create a quiet place for your child to study. • Sit down with your child at least once a week for 15-30 minutes during homework time. • Make reading for fun a part of your child’s daily routine.
Parent Strategies • Encourage your child to find a picture from a magazine, cut it out, paste it on paper, and write a story about it.
Parent Strategies • Help your child set realistic goals that are not attached to grades. • It is never too soon to begin talking about college and career goals.
Parent Strategies • Take frequent trips to the public library. • Ask your child about his/her day. • Establish good communication with teachers. • Attend/ Schedule parent teacher conferences.
Keeping the Conversation Focused… Don’t worry about everything. • Ask to see a sample of your child’s work.
Keeping the Conversation Focused… Don’t worry about everything. • Ask questions such as… • Is this piece of work satisfactory? • How could it be better? • Is my child on track? • How can I help my child improve or excel in this area? • If my child wants to learn more, are there resources to help outside the classroom?
Parent Resources • www.PTA.org • www.abcya.com • www.starfall.com • www.timeforkids.com