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COS Common Core
Melissa Shields, NBCT
Etowah County Schools
A Common Core Quiz
(Poll Everywhere - Get out your cell phones!)
ELA CCRS PPT
ELA COS Workshop JSU.pptx
Literacy Coaches/Instructional Partners' CCRS PPT Shared With Feeder Pattern Middle School - Created by Cara Whitehead and Jennifer Dunnagan
RMS CCRS PD.pptx
CCRS Instructional Strategies
(Great ready-to-use ELA strategies for grades 3-12)
ELA Common Core Principals of Development:
ELA Common Core Key Changes:
ELA CCRS: What the Teacher Should Do...What the Principal Should Do
ELA CCRS - What the principal Does.pdf
Alabama ELA Common Core Must-See Materials
2010 Alabama English Language Literacy COS
Common Core Standards Website:
Content Literacy Standards for Science, History , and Technical Subjects (Reading and Writing)
Content Lit Standards - Reading and Writing.pdf
primarily serve to exemplify the level of complexity and quality that the Standards require all students in a given grade band to engage with. Additionally, they are suggestive of the breadth of texts that students should encounter in the text types required by the Standards. The choices should serve as useful guideposts in helping educators select texts of similar complexity, quality, and range for their own classrooms. They expressly do not represent a partial or complete reading list.
These student samples that have been annotated to illustrate the criteria required to meet the Common Core State Standards for particular types of writing—argument, informative/explanatory text, and narrative—in a given grade. Each of the samples exhibits at least the level of quality required to meet the Writing standards for that grade.
Alabama Added Standards
Alabama Added Grade Level Standards.docx
CCRS That Require Continued Attention
ALEX ELA COS Resources
This page contains materials, such as sample units of study, developed by other states/organizations and Alabama that may prove valuable as LEAs implement the new course of study.
ELA Lesson Plans
(ALEX) for EVERY AL ELA COS standard!
Want to search AL ELA COS lessons by grade, strand, or anchor standard? Click
and then the Alabama Insight graphic. (You may need a user name and password) Etowah County user name: guest28. Password: guest.
Two-Minute Video Tutorial
Alabama ELA CCRS "Checklists" and Correlations
(CCRS, Common Core, and EOCT Correlations)
Common Core Best of the Web
Is Your Lesson a True CCSS Lesson? Use this
to evaluate yourself!
Tri-State Quality CCSS Rubrics
ELA CCRS "Supersite" (teacher and student tutorials, ready-to-use lessons, high-interest nonfiction, etc.)
Common Core Parent Guides (National PTA):
Achieve the Core:
Melissa's Common Core Resources Pinterest Board:
Partnership for 21st Century Skills - Common Core Toolkit:
Laying the Foundation (LTF) Common Core Resources (including brief webinars):
*Kid-friendly Standards (also posted in Spanish):
*Common Core Teacher Toolkit K-3rd grade (with media, strategies, lesson and unit plans, centers, and assessment:
Free Common Core-Aligned Lessons and Web Activities to Utilize with Interactive White Board:
Etowah County Schools ELA CCRS
Literacy Design Collaborative
The Literacy Design Collaborative is committed to equipping middle and high school students with the literacy skills they will need to succeed in their later education, their careers, and their communities, working through many different partnerships to meet that literacy challenge. We believe students can and must reach significantly higher levels of reading, writing, and thinking and we embrace the challenging expectations set by the new Common Core State Standards. The Literacy Design Collaborative is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This collection provides a first set of template tasks for implementing the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) strategy. The larger LDC framework calls for the development of other task collections, with this first set as a prototype for implementing LDC’s overall approach to meeting the literacy challenge set by the Common Core State Standards.
LDC template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” that allow teachers inserting the texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. When filled in, template tasks create high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of learning science, history, English, and other subjects. Template tasks are built off of the Common Core State Standards. They specify the subjects and levels of student work for which they can be used, and they come with rubrics that can be used to score the resulting student work. Template tasks may also include Level 2 and Level 3 additions that can be used or omitted to vary the task demands. LDC teaching tasks are student assignments that teachers create by using LDC template tasks and filling in their choices of texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. A typical LDC teaching task is designed for students to develop their responses over two to four weeks of classroom time.
This template task collection supports all three writing types specified by the Common Core State Standards (argumentation, informational or explanatory text, and narrative) and provides opportunities for work with nine text structures. The summary table that follows indicates the content areas for which each type of template is likely to be appropriate.
NORTH CAROLINA ELA COMMON CORE TOOLS
*ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH UNPACKING STANDARDS:
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.
English Language Arts Unpacking Standards
English I & II
English III & IV
Vertical Alignment Charts - Great way to see how each standard evolves each year.
Reading Standards for Literature (K-6), Legal Sized
ccss flow chart literature k-5 for .doc
(Jordan School District, Utah)
More Flow Charts for ELA K-6
CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards K-5
CCSS Reading Literature Standards K-5
CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards K-5
CCSS Reading Foundation Standards K-5
CCSS Writing Standards K-5
CCSS Language Arts Standards for Language K-5
CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards 6-12
CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards for History/Social Studies
CCSS Reading Informational Text Standards for Science & Technical Subjects
CCSS Reading Standards for Literature 6-12
CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12
CCSS Writing Standards 6-12
CCSS Language Arts Standards for Language 6-12
WAC (Writing Across the Curriculum)
Writing Across the Curriculum "Tried and True" Activities to meet the CCRS Literacy Standards for Math, Science, and History
K-6 Multidisciplinary Unit Lessons for every CCSS
Close Reading Strategies
Selective Highlighting: Reading with a Purpose
All Grades, ELA, Evidence
Literary Analysis Through Interactive Stations
Grades 9-12, ELA, Engagement
ELA.RL.11-12.2 ELA.SL.11-12.1a ELA.RL.9-10.2
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