If you're like me, you've found the new conversion to the CCSS a bit overwhelming. There are language based standards EVERYWHERE! Spread across the categories of Reading Literature, Reading Informational Text, Reading Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and the catch-all category entitled just “Language,” it’s a time-consuming, intensive search to tease out the standards that most directly apply to me as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Although there are plenty of existing charts, organizers, and methods of grouping the Standards, I could not find anything that grouped language skills the way an SLP would. So I created it! Here is a new spin on organizing the CCSS- from the perspective of a Speech-Language Pathologist!
I dug through all of the standards, trudged through each of the grade levels (K-5), and selected the most "speechified" standards that directly related to what I work on with my students every day. I then broke these standards down by grade level and organized them as an SLP would- in to the five components of language (from Bloom & Lahey's model): Semantics, Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, and Pragmatics!
Please note that this is not meant to be a comprehensive, all inclusive list. If I needed that, I'd access the standards themselves, in their entirety. I needed a quick go-to; an easy-access, at-a-glance, find-my-most-used-language-targets-quick-sheet! So obviously, NOT ALL STANDARDS ARE INCLUDED! This is a quick reference guide, or a "cheat sheet." With this tool, you can glance over the standards and quickly and easily identify when specific skills are expected to be taught/learned in the general curriculum. You can also easily tie the standards to a specific language-based goal area.
Check out this FREE Grade Level sheet for 1st Grade English Language Arts Standards. If you like the reference, an Elementary Level Pack for grades K-5 is available for purchase.
I hope you find this Cheat Sheet to be helpful in tackling the conversion to the Common Core!