Development Materials for the Principals' Academy for the
CCSS - Macomb ISD
to learn more about the Standards
It is important to analyze the K-12 Standards along with
the three Appendices. Please print these materials:
CCSS for ELA and Literacy in History/Social
Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects:
College and Career Ready Anchor Standards
CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix A:
and Recommendations Supporting Each Strand of the CCSS
(including a glossary of key terms)
CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix B:
Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks
CCSS ELA/Literacy Appendix C:
Samples of Student Writing with
Sequencing for CCSS Professional Development
CCSS Professional Development
PowerPoint - This PowerPoint provides an overview of
the purpose and structure of the CCSS and research
that supports CCSS implementation.
Professional Development Guided for the
- This document provides estimated times and
a printable overview of the activities listed
#1 (Slides 1-3) - Setting the
Participants view the Turn, Turn, Turn
Video #3 and use the "Setting the
Stage: Portrait of a Literate Individual" placemat to
record their thinking.
Discuss and list examples of each student characteristic.
Setting the Stage Placemat
Activity #2 (Slides 4-13) - Exploring the Structure of the
Participants work in teams to complete "A
Treasure Hunt through the CCSS and the Appendices."
Treasure Hunt Activity
Treasure Hunt Key
#3 (Slides 14-20) - Appendix A: Research Supporting Key Elements
of the Standards
Participants reflect upon a challenging class or subject
studied in college and discuss what made the class or
subject difficult? Debrief discussion.
Participants use Appendix A to complete a Guided Highlight
Read on Paragraphs 1-4 (page 2, Appendix A).
Participants use the highlighted words to write a
one-sentence summary on what they have just read.
Participants Jigsaw the following five sections:
- Foundational Skills (pp. 17-22)
- Writing (pp. 23-25)
- Speaking & Listening (pp. 26-27)
- Language (pp. 28-31)
- Vocabulary (pp. 32-35)
At each table, assign responsibility for reading sections.
Each person identifies the three most important ideas from
the section and records notes on the
"Jigsaw Graphic Organizer." Once completed, participants
share their finds with the group.
Reflection: What are the implications of this information
for curriculum, instruction, and assessment?
Appendix A Jigsaw Activity
Appendix A Participant Worksheet
Appendix A - Guided
#4 (Slides 21-28) - Appendix B: Text Exemplars
Participants read To Kill A Mockingbird
(page 107, Appendix B).
Participants read the "Text Complexity Analysis of To
Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee."
Use OKAPI to analyze the Quantitative Measures of
To Kill a
Mockingbird (model the site to the group).
Reflection: What do you notice about the three levels of
text complexity (Quantitative, Qualitative, and Reader to
Task)? How will this influence your selection of linking
Text Complexity Rubric - Informational
Text Complexity Rubric -Narrative
Reader to Task Consideration Handout
Text Complexity Analysis of To Kill a
Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Activity #5 (Slides 29-34) - Appendix B: Text Exemplars
read the passage from The Tipping Point
(page 179, Appendix B). Use
the Text Complexity Bookmark to record your analysis of the
Use OKAPI to analyze the passage for
Quantitative Measures (model the site to the group).
Use the Informational Text Rubric to analyze the passage
for Qualitative Measures.
Use the Reader to Task Consideration Handout for Reader to
Participants will compare their findings with other group
Text Complexity Bookmark
Text Complexity Rubric -
Reader to Task Consideration
#6 (Slides 35-40) - Overview of Writing,
Speaking and Listening, Language, and History/Social
Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Standards
learn about the structure of the additional ELA strands.
Reflection: How will these standards serve your students?
#7 (Slide 41) - SMARTER Balanced Assessment
Participants will learn about future assessment plans.
Please check it out!