Common Core Presentation - Little Rock School District

January 16, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Social Science, Anthropology, Mythology
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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy Little Rock School District Elementary Literacy

Common Core State Standards

“...the grade-specific standards define end-of-year expectations and a cumulative progression designed to enable students to meet college and career readiness expectation no later than the end of high school.”

--Common Core State Standards, p. 4

Students who are college and career ready will …

•Demonstrate independence. •Build strong content knowledge. •Respond to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline. •Comprehend as well as critique. •Value evidence. •Use technology and digital media strategically and capably. •Come to understand other perspectives and cultures.

Students who are college and career ready will…

•Produce and publish documents •Interact and collaborate •Communicate using web tools •Evaluate information presented in different media formats

Common Core State Standards – College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards

 Anchor standards for each strand that are further defined by grade-specific standards – Grade-Level Standards in English Language Arts

 K-8 standards vertically aligned grade-by-grade  Four strands: Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language – Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

 Standards are embedded at grades K-5


Example of Grade-Level Progression in Reading •CCR Reading Standard 3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. Reading Standards for Literature

Reading Standards for Informational Text

Grade 3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Grade 3: Describe the relationships between a series of historical events, scientific ideas of concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Grade 7: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot)

Grade 7: Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Grades 11-12: Evaluate various explanations for characters’ actions or for events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Grades 11-12: Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.


Little Rock School District Elementary Literacy Curriculum Includes reading, writing, speaking/listening, spelling vocabulary and grammar Aligned to the Common Core State Standards

Includes consistent and similar resources Assessed regularly

What does this mean for our students? - Increased focus on writing in a variety of forms - Persuasive, informational, narrative - Increased use of informational and persuasive texts

- Consistency throughout grades - Various tasks demonstrate mastery

How does this fit with the “Reading By Third Grade” Goal?

Consistent content throughout the district Specific expectations for each grade level Assessments to keep on track Supplemental assistance when needed • In-class •School support •After school •Summer School

Important Information • Summer programs • – Parent documents! • - Departments – Elementary Literacy

Continued & Upcoming work • Parent and Community information • Ongoing review of curriculum • Review of newly developed state assessments • Creation of performance tasks • Continued training

• Collaboration with middle school and pre-kindergarten • Continued collaboration with ADE

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy Little Rock School District Elementary Literacy

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