English Language Arts

Selecting Complex, Exemplar Text
appendix B: text exemplars and sample Performance tasks

www.lexile.com  matching readers with text
Common Core Standards provide text complexity grade bands and associated Lexile bands that are intended to put students on a college- and career-ready trajectory. These grade and Lexile bands are the basis for determining at what text complexity level students should be reading—and at which grades—to make sure they are ultimately prepared for the reading demands of college and careers.

“From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy” and “From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics”
These professional development videos were developed by the Council of Great City Schools for central office and school-based staff and teachers as an introduction to the instructional shifts required by the CCSS. The videos feature some of the content writers speaking about the CCSS at professional development conferences hosted by the Council.

Close Reading/Text Dependent Questions Resources
ReadWorks.org provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly. Passages are authentic and leveled, many based on STEM and social studies topics. We’ve also included original fiction and original reporting passages. Each passage is paired with a Common Core-aligned question set based on the highest quality research. http://www.readworks.org/books/passages

Boston Public Schools office of Curriculum & Instruction provides comprehensive, downloadable lessons for close reading and text-dependent questions.

Scholastic News Common Core Readers are designed to build proficiency in Common Core skills. Scholastic News Magazines feature Common Core lessons.

Expert Space: Expert Space® is an easy-to-use online destination for students to analyze, evaluate, and gather information and develop research skills. This 24/7 resource also supports the Common Core State Standards in Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects. Recommended Lexile reading levels: 500-1100. (Log in through http://go.grolier.com)

LACOE Resources
Grade One: Why We Need Rules and Laws
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/HistorySocialScience/GradeOne.aspx This first grade exemplar demonstrates techniques for helping students closely read and reread passages of their social studies textbook about the importance of rules and laws to answer text dependent questions through dialogue, writing, and formal presentations.

Grade Five: The Role and Responsibility of Citizens and Government in a Representative Democracy
http://www.lacoe.edu/CurriculumInstruction/HistorySocialScience/GradeFive.aspx
In this fifth grade exemplar, students focus their reading on the Preamble, the Articles and Bill of Rights of the U.S.

EngageNY: In order to assist schools and districts with the implementation of the Common Core, NYSED has provided curriculum modules and units in P-12 ELA and math that can be adopted or adapted for local purposes. ELA CCSS Moduleshttp://www.engageny.org/common-core-curriculum

Instructional Videos for Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions
Close Reading (Grade 1)
Close Reading (Grade 1-2)
Higher Order Questions: A Path to Deeper Learning (Upper Elementary
—Creating Text Dependent Questions”  (Upper Elementary)
—Teaching Higher Order Thinking (Upper Elementary)
—Cyberbullying Interactive Blog (Middle School)

Additional Close Reading/Text-Dependent Questions Resources:
Text-Dependent Questions for Math —http://www.mybookezzz.org/text-dependent-questions-in-math/
—Grade 1 Why We Need Rules and Laws ( LACOE website)
—Grades 2-3 Fly Away Home Exemplar
Grade 5-6  The Making of a Scientist by David Liben, The Role and Responsibility of Citizens and Government in a Representative Democracy  (LACOE website)
Grade 7 Close Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Tammy Butler
Additional Lesson Plans for all grade levels St. Joseph School District
—Prompts for Text-Dependent Questions
—Text-Dependent Prompts for Writing

Additional Resources
http://iteachicoachiblog.blogspot.com/2012/06/five-simple-close-reading-strategies.html
http://www.shanahanonliteracy.com/2012/06/what-is-close-reading.html
https://www.engageny.org/
http://www.slideshare.net/KMP444/close-reading-template-16734919
https://cialancsd.org/dok-depth-of-knowledge/

Academic Vocabulary Development
Flocabulary is an online library of songs, videos and activities for grades K-12. Hundreds of thousands of teachers use Flocabulary to supplement their instruction and engage students. Our team of artists and educators is not only committed to raising test scores, but also to fostering a love of learning in every child.

Intervention
Scholastic Read 180
http://www.interventioncentral.org/
http://www.allkindsofminds.org/

Additional ELA Websites

Youth Writing
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/vocab/

http://go-elem.grolier.com
http://teacher.depaul.edu/mainnavigator.html

http://www.highlightskids.com/articles
http://www.ncsu.edu/project/lancet/forms.html
http://www.eduplace.com/kids/index.jsp

http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/SCA_CCSS_index.shtm
http://free-reading.net/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/education/k12/project-design/unit-plans/grade-index.html
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/

http://www.learner.org/workshops/artifacts/

http://www.pics4learning.com/
http://www.scootpad.com/
http://sbac.portal.airast.org/
http://www.starfall.com/
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
https://www.georgiastandards.org/Common-Core
http://www.saludaschools.org
http://www.achievethecore.org/
www.readworks.org
Reading Rockets
GA English Language Arts K-5

www.learnzillion.com
www.k12reader.com
https://www.opened.io/#/search/standard_groups
http://www.tesiboardus.com/?cid=Tesiboardus-email-USnewreg-all-feb13
http://www.arcademics.com/games/http://commoncore.americaachieves.org
http://betterlesson.com
http://educore.ascd.org
http://www.literacydesigncollaborative.org
http://www.achievethecore.org
http://www.teachingchannel.org
http://tncore.org
http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Academic-Content-Standards/English
http://textproject.org/students/beginningreads/
http://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/
http://www.classzone.com
http://educore.ascd.org/

Houghton Mifflin
McDougal Littel (Class Zone)

Writing Ideas

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