Shift Happens Edwina Howard-Jack, NBCT, English/Language Arts Coordinator Rachel Hull, NBCT, Coordinator of Elementary Education “Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” --President Clinton Document: Content Specifications with Content Mapping For the Summative Assessment of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Developed by: • Content Experts • SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium • Work Group Members • Technical Advisory Committee Claim #1: • Students can read closely and critically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Claim #2: • Students can produce effective writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Claim #3: • Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Claim #4: • Students can engage appropriately in collaborative and independent inquiry to investigate and research topics, pose questions, and gather and present information. Claim #5: • Students can use oral and written language skillfully across a range of literacy tasks. Your Assignment: Focus Question: What does the sufficient evidence for our claim look like? 1. Read the claim assigned to your group. Write this claim on your chart paper. 2. Discuss the evidence description. 3. Quickly create a poster—through words or pictures— illustrating a summary of the main ideas of the reading. 4. Prepare to report to the whole group. How do these claims support the Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives? TEXT-DEPENDENT ANALYSIS IN ACTION Small Group Discussion How do the 5 claims support this standard? WRITING TO INFORM AND MAKE ARGUMENTS Small Group Discussion How do the 5 claims support this standard? SPEAKING AND LISTENTING: THE ROLE OF KEY EVIDENCE Small Group Discussion How do the 5 claims support this standard? Foundational Shifts to ELA: 1. Balance of literature and literary non-fiction (K-5) 2. Literacy as part of science and social studies/history; informational text as part of ELA (6-12) 3. Appropriately complex text 4. Questions regarding text are text-dependent 5. Writing to inform or argue using evidence 6. Academic Vocabulary Transition English 12 • Becomes Policy in 2012-2013 • Rationale • Sequence of modules – – – – – – – – Sentence Writing Paragraph Writing Essay Writing Modes of Writing Literary Analysis Research Presentation Portfolio • Recommendations for Placement • Professional Development Shift has happened.