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AAV of the English Language Arts Grades 6-12

AAV of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Grades 6-12.

The following is an AAV of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Grades 6-12 (PPT; 3.4MB). The PowerPoint presentation was presented to the California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference in San Jose, California on January 21, 2011.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Grades 6-12

California Teachers Association
Good Teaching Conference
January 21, 2011

California Department of Education
Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
CLAB: Developed by SCFIRD with support from ELCSD, SCALD, and AAD

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

The Standards comprise three main sections:

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts

California Additions

Common Core State Standards: What’s New?

CCSS English Language Arts Highlights

 Common Core State Standards: What’s New?

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Common Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

A screen shot of page 32  of the Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12 from the Common Core State Standards located on the Sacramento County Office of Education External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Anchor Standards

Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Trace the progression of standard 9 for Reading Literature from kindergarten through grade 12. If you have time, trace the progression of standard 9 for Reading Informational Text.

Organization of the Standards

4 Domains
1997 CA Standards
4 Strands
2010 Common Core

Reading (includes vocabulary)

Reading

Writing

Writing

Written and Oral Language Conventions

Language (includes vocabulary)

Listening and Speaking

Speaking and Listening

Reading Standards

Reading Standards

Reading Standards: Key Ideas and Details

Reading Standards: Key Ideas and Details

Grade 7: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (7.RL&I.1)

Grade 8: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (8.RL&I.1)

Grades 9-10: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (9-10.RL&I.1)

Grades 11-12: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining here the text leaves matters uncertain. (11-12.RL&I.1)

Reading Standards: Craft and Structure

Reading Standards: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Reading Standards: Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity

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Writing Standards

Writing Standards: Text Types and Purposes

Writing Standards: Production & Distribution of Writing

Writing Standards: Production & Distribution of Writing

Grades 9-10

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. (9-10.W.6)

Grades 11-12

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to on going feedback, including new arguments or information. (11-12.W.6)

Writing Standards: Research to Build & Present Knowledge

Writing Standards: Range of Writing

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. (2-12.W.10)

Speaking and Listening Standards

The two sections are:

Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration

Highlights:

Speaking and Listening Standards: Presentation of Ideas and Knowledge

Highlights on how students present their ideas:

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Language Standards

The three sections are:

Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English

Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English

A screen shot of page 47 showing the Language Progressive Skills by Grade from the Common Core State Standards located on the Sacramento County Office of Education External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Language Standards: Knowledge of Language

Language Standards: Knowledge of Language

6.L.3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.*
b. Maintain consistency in style and tone.*

7.L.3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.*

8.L.3. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action; expressing uncertainty or describing a state contrary to fact).

Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

English Learner Considerations

Common Core: Particularly Important Skills for English Learners

Source: Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics

Four Strands Activity

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Appendices

Appendices are available on the Common Core State Standards Initiative External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Appendix A

Research Supporting Key Elements of the ELA Standards Including:

Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks

Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing

Slide shows an example of a Student Sample: Grade 9, Argument

A screen shot of the Common Core State Standards Resources Web page

Source: Common Core State Standards Resources


A screen shot of the CDE on iTunes U Web page

Source: CDE on iTunes U

Resources

For more information, visit the California Department of Education’s Common Core State Standards Web page.

For additional information, contact:
Curriculum Frameworks, and Instructional Resources Division
Curriculum, Learning and Accountability Branch
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
916-319-0881

Barbara Murchison
Curriculum Frameworks and
Instructional Resources Division
bmurchison@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0440 [Note: the preceding phone number is no longer valid. Please contact the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at 916-319-0881 for more information.]

Shobhana Rishi
English Learner & Curriculum Support Division
srishi@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0201

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