Thirteen lessons designed to provide examples for effective integration of the Common Core State Standards. There are key features of the CCSS in English language arts that raise the expectations for our students so that they can become college and career ready which include:
Literacy is a foundational feature of CCSS. The authors of CCSS promote the ideas that if student are to be career and college ready, they must understand a variety of challenging texts. The literacy standards are divided into four strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.
The reading standards are divided into three areas: Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. This represents the levels of reading complexity and deeper levels of comprehension that students must develop in order to be college and career ready.
Like many of you when the CCSS were introduced in 2010, I reflected on current curriculum and asked, “How are these lessons supporting the new standards?” The lessons that I selected in this resource were adapted and updated to reflect the paradigm shifts of CCSS.