English Language Arts (ELA)
CCGPS ELA Resources and Professional Learning Opportunities including all grade level live-streaming professional learning sessions for English language arts. These sessions are archived on the Georgia Standards web site at the following link
Comprehensive Reading Solutions
Comprehensive Reading Solutions is a web-based professional learning site created especially for Georgia teachers.~ Funded by the Striving Reader Grant, the professional learning modules for teachers include such topics as writing, differentiated instruction, and vocabulary.~ Teachers may select topics specific to their grade level since modules are level specific Birth-Pre-K, K-5, and 6-12. You can find the link to this valuable resource on the Wiki under the Workshops and Presentations page.
ELA Common Core Resources from Read Tennessee
Below you will find a website where the Common Core ELA standards are organized by grade level and standard. Choose a grade level> then a standard .....
Universal Design for Learning and Differentiation:
NEW 30-MINUTE VIDEOS FOR LOCAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Eight new GPB videos focusing on CCGPS are now available with close captioning. These sessions are
intended for K-12 teachers in all content areas.
Making Challenging Texts Accessible~
Each of the four segments of the Making Challenging Texts Accessible series provides a 30-minute standalone session appropriate for K-12 professional development in all subjects/contents during faculty meetings, before or after school, or during teacher planning time. Following each 30-minute segment, teachers and instructional leaders can work collaboratively to implement the ideas and strategies in their classrooms and schools.
Facilitating Student-Led Discussions
Each of the four segments of the Facilitating Student-Led Discussions series provides a 30-minute standalone session appropriate for K-12 professional development in all subjects/contents during faculty meetings, before or after school, or during teacher planning time. Following each 30-minute segment, teachers and instructional leaders can work collaboratively to implement the ideas and strategies in their classrooms and schools. Although Part 3 provides a kindergarten example and Part 4 a
high school example, all teachers may wish to view both to see the learning progression that characterizes CCGPS.
Universal Design for Learning guides HOW students will learn. As local districts implement the state curriculum, they make choices regarding instructional resources, materials, and methods. By focusing on multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement during district-wide, school-wide, or grade-level decision making, local teachers and administrators can collaboratively collect and/or create a wide variety of resources that classroom teachers can utilize to differentiate in their individual classrooms in order to meet the needs of ALL students regardless of whether they are gifted and talented, students with disabilities, English language learners, or the child next door.
Audiovisual teacher resources which target specific Common Core standards: The intent of each content-focused video is to clarify the meaning of the individual standard for teachers, rather than to guide the teaching of the standard.
Other CCGPS Links
- Explain Common Core instructional shifts
- Use the new Common Core Navigator tool to see what your students need to know
- Plan and implement Common Core ELA and Math lessons using LearnZillion resources: www.LearnZillion.com
9 ways the common core will change classroom practice.
Educator’s guide to standards insight: Common Core Standards unpacked.
From the page to the classroom.
There are over 100 free videos related to Common Core instruction available on the Teaching Channel. The videos provide lesson ideas, an overview of the English Language Arts and Math standards, and demonstrations of teaching practices. All you need to do is register—for free.
Share My Lesson is a place where educators can come together to create and share their teaching resources. Developed by teachers for teachers, this free platform has a significant resource bank for the CCSS, covering all aspects of the standards, from advice and guides to help with dedicated resources that support the standards.
From EdTech Digest, this blog will connect teachers with educational technology already available to help them address the common core in their classrooms, including lesson plans.
For a crash course in how the common core and CTE go together, have a look at Common Core State Standards and Career Technical Education: Bridging the Divide Between College and Career Readiness. The document provides strategies for infusing CCSS into CTE.
Resources Especially for Administrators
Spotlight on the CCSS: What do district administrators need to know?
This 4-pager reviews actions district administrators should consider taking now to prepare their schools for CCSS implementation.
For principals, tools to help you implement the CCSS.
NASSP is the National Association of Secondary School Principals. NASSP’s landing page for the common core offers a range of resources for principals, including links to webinars, videos, and articles on implementing the CCSS.
Get the dialogue going with the IDEA Partnership’s collection.
Need to engage multiple stakeholders in discussions of how to implement the CCSS and how to assess mastery toward them? Use the IDEA Partnership’s dialogue guides, which are especially designed to help you engage deeply
in the conversation and the work.
So—how’s implementation going? A survey toolkit.
How will states know how implementation of CCSS is playing out in classrooms? Here’s a Common Core Survey Tool to help state and district leaders track the quality of implementation of the new
Library Media Specialists
Resources collected and shared by our City Schools of Decatur Library Media/Instructional Technology Team
2012-2013 Library Media/Instructional Technology Team Book Study
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the
habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success.
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students need to learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. They learn to appreciate that a key purpose of writing is to communicate clearly to an external, sometimes unfamiliar audience, and they begin to adapt the form and content of their writing to accomplish a particular task and purpose. They develop the capacity to build knowledge on a subject through research projects and to respond analytically to literary and informational sources. To meet these goals, students must devote significant time and effort to writing, producing numerous pieces over short and extended time frames throughout the year.
English Language Arts Standards » Anchor Standards » College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening
To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must have ample opportunities to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversationsóas part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner. Being productive members of these conversations requires that students contribute accurate, relevant information; respond to and develop what others have said; make comparisons and contrasts; and analyze and synthesize a multitude of ideas in various domains.
New technologies have broadened and expanded the role that speaking and listening play in acquiring and sharing knowledge and have tightened their link to other forms of communication. Digital texts confront students with the potential for continually updated content and dynamically changing combinations of words, graphics, images, hyperlinks, and embedded video and audio.