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  1. The Common Core in English Language Arts/Literacy: Overview


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    John B. King, Jr., New York State Commissioner of Education, frames the opportunities and challenges facing New York State educators in implementing the Common Core State Standards. David Coleman,…

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    • SHIFT 6: Academic Vocabulary


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      Discussion of increasing comprehension through understanding of vocabulary that transcends specific disciplines, but appears regularly in complex texts.

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      • SHIFT 4: Text-based Answers


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        Discussion of need for educators to use questioning methods that lead students to direct analysis of text, requiring evidence-based responses that consistently reference text to support arguments.

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        • Close Reading of Text: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.


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          David Coleman leads a sample exploration of a complex text utilizing strategies outlined within the six shifts in instruction.

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          • SHIFT 1: PK-5: Balancing Information/Literature


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            A discussion between Commissioner King, David Coleman, and Kate Gerson, Senior Fellow for Educator Engagement & The Common Core, USNY Regents Research Fund, regarding the strategy of increasing…

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            • SHIFT 3: Staircase of Complexity


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              Discussion of the need to systematically increase difficulty of text as students progress through school in order to ensure advancement in comprehension, as well as college and career readiness, including…

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              • SHIFT 2: Building Knowledge in the Disciplines


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                Discussion of leveraging the Common Core to build literacy skills beyond ELA, across multiple subject areas, including social studies, science, and into intermediate and secondary level instruction.

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                • The Gettysburg Address: A Curricular Exemplar in Literacy


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                  An example lesson that demonstrates methodology and techniques that support Common Core-based instruction, moving at a slower, more deliberate pace, while encouraging students to engage directly and…

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                  • SHIFT 5: Writing from Sources


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                    Discussion of need to increase emphasis, through all grade levels, from student narrative writing based on opinion and personal experience to evidence-based argument that is able to convey complex…

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                    • THE COMMON CORE IN LITERACY: Getting Started


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                      Discussion of the need for all stakeholders in the education community to begin implementation of Common Core State Standards as soon as possible, especially to further familiarize themselves with…

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                      • Preparing for Close Reading with Students: Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.


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                        A model “prep session” of educators grappling with text, with emphasis within this process on developing strategies for implementing a similar discussion later with students. Demonstrates…

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                        • Aligning Curricular Materials with the Common Core


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                          Description of new curricular alignments across PK-12 that go beyond simple correlation, but actually focus deeply on key instructional priorities within the standards. Materials also offer support…

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