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Purpose:

To provide awareness level training to educators regarding the implementation of the College & Career Ready Standards for Alabama students. Beginning with the overall view of the purpose of the standards, how they were derived, and where our State is headed in the plan to implement ELA and Content Area standards in the 2013-2014 school year. The role for librarians in CCRS implementation.


Review: (Note: use the back button on your browser to return from the pdf.)



In this session we will:

1) Discuss the Anchor Standards in regard to Content Literacy for grades K-12. (pdf)

2) View the video that examines and gives insight into understanding the content literacy standards. (~ 14 min.)

3) Provide files for the Anchor Standards (pdf)

4) Lesson Follow-up Activity for Participants (Google Form)

Instructions:

1. Open the pdf lesson file and read the information and view the files that accompany the lesson.

2. View the video.

3. Download and save or view the anchor standard/content literacy files.

4. Complete the Google Form for follow-up and evaluation.

5. If you register in STI PD you can earn a one hour credit for this training.


Files and Links:

Lesson

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Video:Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards by Sarah Brown Wessling (~14 min.)


ELA & Content Literacy Files (You can save, download, and print) (Use the back button on your browser to return to the lesson.)

ELA & Literacy Standards for Elementary
Pg. 10: CCRS Anchor Standards for Reading K-5
Pg. 18: CCRS Anchor Standards for Writing, K-5
Pg. 22: CCRS Anchor Standards for Speaking & Listening, K-5
Pg. 25: CCRS Anchor Standards for Language, K-5

ELA Standards for Secondary
Pg. 35: CCRS Anchor Standards for Reading, 6-12
Pg. 41: CCRS Anchor Standards for Writing, 6-12
Pg. 48: CCRS Anchor Standards for Speaking & Listening, 6-12
Pg. 51: CCRS Anchor Standards for Language, 612

Content Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Pg. 60: CCRS Anchor Standards for Reading, 6-12
Pg. 63: CCRS Anchor Standards for Writing, 6-12

Link to the CCRS Standards (Including ELA Literacy & Math, plus Appendices for ELA & Literacy (Appendix A: Supporting Research for Key Elements of the Standards, including a glossary; Appendix B: Text Exemplars; Appendix C: Writing [with samples, large file size] and the Alabama-Added ELA Standards.)


Lesson 5 Follow-Up and Evaluation (Must be completed. Click on link.)


Future lessons will provide educators with opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of the , tools that will assist teachers with the standards, and more in-depth coverage of the "Significant Shifts". A tentative plan for future awareness lessons are listed below:


CCRS Awareness Lesson 6: CCRS and Assessment

Improving the Teaching Practice

Strategic Teaching-Daily Assessments

Tracking Students: Assessments (ACT, Global Scholar, Benchmarks, End of Term)

Response to Intervention Program

Lesson Follow-up Activity for Participants

CCRS Awareness Lesson 7 (Final Lesson): CCRS Rewind: Reviewing the Key Shifts and the “Big Picture”

CCRS and Key Shifts

  • Focus on Student Engagement (TWIRLS)

  • Focus on Increased Rigor and Text Complexity
  • Focus on Informational Text and Textual Evidence

  • Focus on Assessment (classroom as well as long-term)

Implementation of CCR Standards—Unpacking the standards and the Insight Tool

Teaching in Action—finding sample lessons, lesson plans, and resources