As we begin our learning journey, I will post the information and agenda on this page. Resources and links will be listed to the side.
Session 1 -
Session 4 & 5 March 26, 2012
Review – the past two sessions we have been working on the task cards for each standard section. Each group developed a graphic organizer that summarizes the key ideas and themes that students would be expected to do or know. We analyzed these charts to see what student expectations were similar or different from now. Implications for teaching pointed to higher order thinking and performance tasks that have students showing their knowledge and skills.
Text Complexity – What were strategies we used in reading the information
Summary – text complexity includes 3 measure – quantitative, qualitative, and reader/task considerations. The Lexile levels have been adjusted to increase the reading grade band levels. Student expectations have risen. Cathy will post tools used by Kansas State Dept. of Ed that they are using.
Vocabulary Sharing – Karen - Bringing Words to Life – Margaret McKeown
Video – Tim Shanahan about Text Complexity
The original documents for the CCSS ELA standards can be downloaded from http://www.corestandards.org/the-standards.
Individual links to all ELA documents
Videos from the Experts
Sally Hampton, Chair for ELA, provides short video clips to answer these specific questions.