While you could use this chart for planning and documenting use of the standards in your instruction, it is really designed as a tool for students to self-assess and track their own progress.
Students will complete a self-assessment using Marzano's 1 - 4 scale before beginning the checklist and upon achieving mastery. Space is allotted to track dates when each standard is introduced, practiced, and mastered.
Standards from all five strands of the CCSS are included (Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language) with page breaks to accommodate those with separate Reading and Writing classes.
The text of the standards is a student-friendly adaptation of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. I have simplified the text in some standards and broken standards into two or more entries when I felt a given standard was more than could be addressed in a single lesson. This text matches my Student Friendly We Can Statements
, which I post on the Daily Objectives board in my classroom. Students look at the objectives board upon entering class and use that cue to mark the standards in their own checklists.
Bold words in each standard are academic vocabulary terms included in my Academic Vocabulary Word Wall set
. Seeing the word emphasized in the standard helps to remind me and my students to revisit our word wall more frequently.
Revised December 2015
Updated to add CCSS strand headings at the beginning of each section and to add page breaks between every strand
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