Monday, January 7, 2013

Post for the week of January 7, 2013

Post for the week of January 7, 2013

The Common Core standards require us to change the way we do some of our work.  Many states, districts, and schools are re-writing or writing curriculum maps, units, and lessons to meet the new standards. 

But how do you know if your work is more Common Core "aligned"?  One helpful way is with the "tri-state rubric."  Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island have been working together to develop this checklist of requirements for new work.  MA has been using it in our work on the Model Curriculum Units. 

See this rubric on the EngageNY Web site.

It's helpful to me because it includes thinking about concepts such as the new text-complexity bands, content knowledge, close reading, text-dependent questions, media, writing in response to text, and other Common Core main ideas. 

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