And, of course, poetry is part of the common core. A closer look at the grade-level standards reveals that poetry, poetic language, and poetry terminology (e.g., stanza, sonnet) are specifically mentioned in all grades.
This site provides a space for you to share your observations of standardized tests your students are taking this year. Whether your district is giving its own, CC aligned test or is piloting PARCC or Smarter Balanced, we want to pass the microphone to you, the people closest to the students being tested.
It can be easy to forget that math is more than addition and subtraction worksheets, school classes and memorized facts. So I’m trying to look for ways to show her how math is such an important part of our everyday lives: cooking and shopping, art and music and computers – it’s all math.
Professional development that enables teachers to identify essential vocabulary, recognizes the power of teaching fewer words deeply, and leads teachers to informed decision-making about where and when to dwell in the appropriate tiers will support this shift.
Download some PARCC-based, kid-friendly rubrics here. There are user- friendly Prose Constructed Response (PCR) rubrics for each grade level. Prose Constructed Responses are on-demand writing pieces that are crafted in response to text, or prose.
The first part of this rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 in using an effective process for innovation in various phases of a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. Alignment with CCSS is noted.
In an effort to save schools and districts money that’s often spent on outdated textbooks, many of which are not aligned with the Common Core State Standards, innovative educators and administrators are using online resources to create customized eTextbooks.