Common Core State Standards When? Who? What? Where? Why? How?
WHO? ALL K-12 teachers Administrators Students
What Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS) Affect all content areas Complement rather than replace content standards in those subjects Responsibility of all teachers in those subjects
Criteria for the Standards • Clearer and more rigorous • Aligned with college and work expectations • Include application of knowledge through high-order skills • Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards • Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society • Based on evidence and research
Why • Prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and work • Ensures consistent expectations regardless of a student’s zip code • Provides educators, parents, and students with clear, focused guideposts
When 2012-2013 Begin implementation 2013-2014 Full implementation 2014-2015 First assessment
CCSS Implications for Classroom • More nonfiction • Higher text complexity • More teacher collaboration • across grades • across content areas • More research • begins in earlier grades • both short and extended research
All courses in middle and high school, not just English, must challenge students to read and understand complex texts. Adapted from American College Testing Program (2006)
Shared Responsibility “The Standards insist that instruction in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language be a shared responsibility within the school.” CCSS, page 4
What Do Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Really Mean for Content Area Teachers?
What They Are • Modeling and scaffolding what reading in the content areas looks and sounds like • Teaching students what is important/vital information for a historian, geographer, economist, politician
What They Are • Using the text book as a starting place not the definitive source • Reading a wide variety of texts • Maps, charts, tables, graphs, photographs, pictures, cartoons, journals, letters, documents, artifacts
What Common Core Literacy Standards are NOT • … just having students read and write more • … assigning more vocabulary words to look up and write definitions for • … conducting basic literacy techniques to struggling readers during social studies
What Common Core Literacy Standards are NOT • … giving students Venn diagrams and sentence diagramming assignments in social studies • …assigning more “What did you do during …” essays
Authentic opportunities to learn and practice literacy are important techniques through which we engage students in thinking deeply and critically about social studies, science, economics…
How do they connect with PE? Physical Education Standard 14 Express and identify feelings about participating in physical activity and begin to make choices based on those feelings. Writing standard 8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Grade 2 assignment • Pick your favorite activity this year. Write 3-4 sentences about why you liked it. Use details to support your reasons.
Physical Education/Health standard • Maintain a wellness log including exercise and food intake for a set period of time • Writing standard 2 • Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Wellness Activity Log Name: ____________________________________ Class: _________________ Week#: ________ Due Date: ______________ Put a check next to the suggested exercise or activity that you completed each day. If you did something that is not listed, you can write it on the back or on the ‘other’ space. We hope that at least 1 exercise or activity from each category is checked each day. Physical Education and recess can be included. Remember to be specific. For example, if you have soccer practice, the stretches you do belong in the flexibility category, the running you did will go in the cardio-respiratory, etc.
Grade 4 assignment cont’d • Identify the fitness component that had the most checks. • Identify the fitness component that had the fewest checks. • Explain how you can increase participation for that fitness component.
Grade 1 Physical Education standard 10 Recognize critical performance skill elements in self and others using movement vocabulary. Language standard 5 Identify real-life connections between words and their use
Grade 1 cont’d • Identify one of the travel words and how you might use it other than on the trestle tree equipment. • Travel words: across, around, through, over/under
Where to locate CCSS information • CCSS site http://www.corestandards.org/ • Student Achievement Partners site http://www.achievethecore.org/ • Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium http://www.smarterbalanced.org/