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AAV of English Language Arts, Grades K-5

Accessible Alternative Version (AAV) of Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Kindergarten through Grade Five.
The following is an AAV of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Kindergarten through Grade Five (PPT; 6MB). 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 & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Kindergarten through Grade Five

California Teachers Association
Good Teaching Conference
January 21, 2011

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

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

The standards are comprised of 3 main sections:

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

California Additions

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards

The K–5 standards define what students should understand and be able to do by the end of each grade. They correspond to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards by number. The CCR and grade-specific standards are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate.

Anchor Standards

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. (R.8)

Trace the progression of standard 8 for  Reading Informational Text from kindergarten through grade 12.

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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

The Four Strands of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, K-5

Reading
Writing Standards
Speaking and Listening Standards
Language Standards

Strand Activity

  1. As you quickly review the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the strand assigned to your table, think about how you currently teach skills and concepts in that strand.
  2. Find a CCSS that will require changes in the way you teach a skill or concept. Discuss the differences in your pair or triad.
  3. Report out: What standard did you select? How will your instruction be different? Explain in a few sentences.

Balance Between Informational and Literary Text

2009 NAEP Reading Assessment: Distribution of literary and informational passages
Grade
Literary
Informational

4

50%

50%

8

45%

55%

12

30%

70%

Source: National Assessment Governing Board. (2008). Reading framework for the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress External link opens in new window or tab. .

Reading Standards for Literature

Reading Standards for Informational Text

Components of Effective Literacy Instruction

A chart from the 2007 Reading/Language - Arts Framework for California Public Schools, page 23 that outlines a framework of reading including developing and comprehension concepts.

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Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

Text Complexity Explained

Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors

  1. Qualitative evaluation of the text
  2. Quantitative evaluation of the text
  3.  Matching reader to text and task

More information is available in Appendix A of the standards from the Common Core State Standards Initiative External link opens in new window or tab. Web site.

Writing Strand
Text Types and Purposes

Refer to Appendix C for writing samples, supporting research, and resources.

Standard 1: Opinion Pieces

Grade 3
Grade 5

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons …

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information …

b. Provide reasons that support the opinion.

c. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinions and reasons.

d. Provide a concluding statement or section. (3.W.1.)

b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

c. Link opinion and reasons using words phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented. (5.W.1)

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Speaking and Listening Strand

Comprehension and Collaboration

Speaking and Listening Strand

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

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Collaborative Conversations & Discussions Across the Grades

  1. Gather at the chart paper labeled with the grade level you teach.
  2. Read Standard 1 for your grade level and one grade level below and discuss the differences between the two grade levels. (5 minutes)
  3. Write down the differences and what they might mean for instruction. (1-2 sentences, 2 minutes)
  4. Report your group’s insights. (Pick a volunteer to give a 1-2 sentence summary.)

Language Strand

Language Strand

Strategies to Acquire Vocabulary

The new standards underscore the importance of teaching a variety of strategies that allow students to independently determine the meaning of unknown words.

English Learner Considerations

Common Core: Particularly Important Skills for English Learners

Source: Diane August, Center for Applied Linguistics

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Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

Technology: Sources of Information and Tools for Communication

Appendices

Appendices are available from 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

An example of a Student Sample: Grade 5, Informative/Explanatory

The informative writing that follows was produced in class.

Author Response: Roald Dahl

By:

Road Dahl is a very interesting author to me. That’s because he knows what a kid wants to hear. He has a “kid’s mind”. He is the only author that I know makes up interesting words like Inkland, fizz wizard, and gobble funking. All his stories are the same type. I don’t mean the same story written again and again. What I mean is that they all have imagination, made up words, and disgusting thoughts. Some of his stories that have those things are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Maltida, The Witches

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

Source: CDE Common Core State Standards Resources

A screen shot of the CDE on iTunes U Web page

Source: CDE on iTunes U

Your Questions

What are your questions?

Resources

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

Contact Us

Deborah Franklin
Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division
dfrankli@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0442

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Curriculum Frameworks & Instructional Resources Division
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916-319-0703

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